Evangelii Gaudium: Rome’s Best Seller Since Vatican II

Evangelii Gaudium

One year after Pope Francis' election as Roman pontiff, the Catholic Truth Society has announced that it's sold more copies of the pope's first apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium than it has any publication since the documents of Vatican II.The Catholic Herald, Britain's Catholic newspaper, reports that the CTS has just printed its fifth edition of the apostolic exhortation.  Since the document's release in December 2013, more than 25,000 copies of Evangelii Gaudium--more than twice the … [Read more...]

Moms of Down Syndrome Babies: Be Not Afraid

Down syndrome mother

Imagine you're expecting a baby, and you've just learned that your child will have Down syndrome.  Would you be afraid?This video is making the rounds on the Internet this week, in anticipation of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.  The ad was developed in response to a letter sent to CoorDown, Italy's national organization for people with Down syndrome, from a young mother who had just learned of a fetal abnormality, and who worries what life will be like for her child.The theme for t … [Read more...]

Bill Maher’s Mega-Blasphemy: Not Even a Little Bit Funny


Last night on Comedy Central, trash-talking atheist comedian Bill Maher spouted a blasphemy so egregious, I am dumbfounded.God, the controversial satirist said, is a "psychotic mass murderer" who drowns babies.Maher was talking about the new movie Noah, which stars Russell Crowe in the title role.  Maher is no fan of the movie, nor of the biblical story on which it is based.   He thinks the story is not only made up but also "immoral."“It’s about a psychotic mass murderer who gets awa … [Read more...]