An Astronaut’s Christmas Eve Message from Space

On Dec. 24, 1968, our nation was in strife.  The war in Vietnam had divided and demoralized the nation; Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy had been assassinated; and the Zodiac Killer was on the loose. A nation in need of healing listened as the Apollo 8 astronauts, orbiting the moon, read the creation story from the Old Testament Book of Genesis during a Christmas Eve TV broadcast.  Astronaut Frank Borman, aboard the Apollo spacecraft, closed with a greeting to Americ … [Read more...]

Fr. Barron: “Exodus: Gods and Kings” Misunderstands Theological Poetry–and Misses the Point

I do movie reviews fairly frequently; but I haven't yet seen Ridley Scott's new film "Exodus: Gods and Kings."  I was pleased, then, to receive this excellent review by Father Robert Barron, and am sharing it here in its entirety.Ridley Scott and Missing the Point of the Book of Exodus By Very Rev. Robert Barron Ridley Scott’s new film “Exodus:  Gods and Kings” features Moses, the Pharaoh, hundreds of thousands of slaves making their way across the floor of the Red Sea, all ten plagues, the … [Read more...]

Obama’s Scripture Stumble, and Seven Other Sayings That Aren’t Really in the Bible

On Tuesday, President Obama (or his speechwriters) made a mistake that has the Christian world snickering.  Speaking about his immigration policy at a town hall meeting in Nashville, the President said, "The Good Book says don't throw stones at glass houses, or make sure we're looking at the log in our eye before we are pointing out the mote in other folks' eyes." The problem is, the Bible doesn't say anything about glass houses.  Although glass had been invented as early as 4,000 B.C., I'm p … [Read more...]