Our Faith calls us not only to strive for holiness, but also to bring our world to conversion to holiness as well. Quite a tall order, especially given the fact that our society and “powers that be” are trying to push us as Christians “out of the Light”. With issues like abortion, human trafficking, redefinition of marriage, elimination of religious and conscience rights, and more, screaming at us from the headlines, it seems as though our response must be swift, decisive and persistent.
That being said, the burning question remains: What good is Catholic fiction? When we as Christians need to face these issues head-on and proclaim Jesus Christ boldly so that the world “gets it,” do we really have time to wade through stories and poetry to get our point across?