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Gabriele Gionti, S.J., an astronomer, points to a 1935 Zeiss telescope during a tour for media representatives of the Vatican Observatory at the papal villa at Castel Gandolfo.
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
“Being close to the created world is a way of being close to the creator, and that’s why sciences played such an important role in the apostolates of the Jesuits,” said the director of the Vatican Observatory.
A statue of Charles Darwin at his former school, which is now Shrewsbury Library in the United Kingdom (iStock)
Arts & CultureIdeas
Christopher Sandford
Charles Darwin’s teaching has been misappropriated by generations of intellectually dubious adherents.
Laura Ieraci - Catholic News Service
A national network of institutes of Catholic thought will soon launch as part of a new $3.65 million grant, issued by the John Templeton Foundation Feb. 1.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Luke Burgis
The worship of expertise, detached from any transcendent perspective, has already plagued modern life. Now rationality is becoming just another weapon with which to attack others.
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
Welcome to the age of “doing your own research.”
Anti-vaccine protestors hold placards during a march against COVID-19 vaccinations in Cape Town, South Africa
FaithFaith and Reason
Guy Consolmagno
I find myself troubled by the phrase, “Follow the science.“ It implies that the authority of science is infallible, writes Guy Consolmagno, S.J., director of the Vatican Observatory.