The Space Issue

July 22, 2019

Vol. 221 / No. 2

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July 22, 2019

Pope Francis greets Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople outside the Basilica of St. Nicholas in Bari, Italy, July 7, 2018.
Faith Dispatches

Patriarch Bartholomew said, "Pope Francis made this grand, fraternal and historic gesture" of giving the Orthodox fragments of the relics of St. Peter.

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, man on the moon, July 21, 1069. Photo courtesy of NASA.
Politics & Society Dispatches

“Throughout the history of the Society, the Jesuits have been key players in astronomy,” said Robert Macke, S.J., a specialist in meteorites who works at the Vatican Observatory in Rome. Jesuit contributions to astronomy are significant enough that 34 craters on the moon and several asteroids are

Faith Features
James T. KeaneJuly 10, 2019

The November 1967 issue of Liturgical Arts presented architectural drawings, conceptual essays and theological reflections on the topic “A Chapel on the Moon: 2000 A.D.”

Arts & Culture Features
Nichole M. FloresJuly 12, 2019

Today’s public theologians can be found working alongside the most vulnerable members of society, contributing their deep understanding of Scripture, theology, history, ethics, liturgy and ministry in the real lives of communities.

Faith Faith and Reason
Charles C. CamosyJune 26, 2019

While Pope Francis has given special consideration to what some may consider liberal life issues, he has also spoken up strongly and clearly for the more traditional prolife issues.

Faith Faith in Focus
Libby OsgoodJuly 09, 2019

I have learned that belief is not unique to those who consider themselves religious.

Composite: iStock/Ciaran Freeman
Arts & Culture Ideas
Tom DeignanJuly 11, 2019

Science fiction writers continue to turn to religious characters, imagery and ideas to sort things out.