Posts Tagged ‘Br Guy Consolmagno’

Look towards science; a good thing Comments 0

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

It’s not uncommon for science and religion to be framed as two opposing forces. The Catholic church has famously struggled to accommodate scientific research in its past, but recently there has been evidence of a healthier relationship developing. In many ways, Pope Francis has embraced science as a way of learning about the world. Notably, Read more

Astronomer explains science-religion connection Comments 0

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

“My religion tells me who created the universe,” the Pope’s astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory says. “My science tells me how he did it.” Theologian and scientist Jesuit Br Guy Consolmagno is a graduate of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also studied philosophy as part of his Jesuit Read more

Vatican astronomer sure there is life on other planets Comments 0

Friday, September 26th, 2014

A Vatican astronomer believes there is life elsewhere in the universe, but he says discovering this will neither prove nor disprove the existence of God. Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, who is the new president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation, said news of such a discovery won’t come as a big surprise. Br Consolmagno said he Read more

Jesuit awarded Carl Sagan Medal for science communication Comments 0

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

A Jesuit brother has received the Carl Sagan Medal for his communication of astronomy and planetary science. Br Guy Consolmagno was given the award by The American Astronomical Society’s (AAS) Division for Planetary Sciences. The AAS praised Br Consolmagno for becoming “the voice of the juxtaposition of planetary science and astronomy with Christian belief”. It Read more