Posts Tagged ‘creation’

Care for Creation: joint message of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew Comments 0

Monday, September 4th, 2017

The story of creation presents us with a panoramic view of the world. Scripture reveals that, “in the beginning”, God intended humanity to cooperate in the preservation and protection of the natural environment. At first, as we read in Genesis, “no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the Read more

Pope’s astronomer – eclipse offers chance to enjoy creation Comments 0

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

The Pope’s astronomer, who is also the director of the Vatican observatory, says a solar eclipse can teach us a lot about God and creation. It “reminds us of the immense beauty in the universe that occurs outside of our own petty set of concerns,” Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno says. “It pulls us out of Read more

The Gap Comments 0

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

In 1977, work began on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel ceiling to remove 500 years of incense and candle smoke from Michelangelo’s paintings. When the chapel was opened again in 1989, not everyone was happy with the result. The colours were so bright some people saw them as gaudy, and believed Michelangelo’s masterpiece had Read more

The Eucharistic Planet Comments 2

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

When we were children we thought of God as being somewhere “up there” looking down on us. As we grew in faith and life experience, God seemed closer, closer, until we recognised God within us. This was not something we were told. We could actually feel it and there were no words to describe it. Then Read more

Kiwi reminds synod of goodness of sexuality in marriage Comments 1

Friday, October 23rd, 2015
John Kleinsman - single mothers

A statement from a New Zealander on the goodness of sexual love in marriage is being considered for inclusion in the family synod’s final document. In a blog post on the New Zealand Catholic bishops’ website, Dr John Kleinsman wrote of how the synod’s working document made little mention of this goodness. He told a Read more

Pope designates World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation Comments 0

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Pope Francis has designated September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Pope Francis said he was instituting the prayer day for Catholics because he shares the concern of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, who initiated a similar prayer day for the Orthodox Church in 1989. The day of prayer, Read more

Particle accelerator could show universe had no start point Comments 0

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Scientists believe experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland could prove that the universe had no singular starting point. According to a report in The Telegraph, the detection of miniature black holes by the LHC could show that the Big Bang did not happen. It could also prove the existence of parallel universes. If Read more

Pope says gender theory mindset sins against creator God Comments 0

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Pope Francis has strongly criticised the notion of gender theory as an example of an attitude that sins against God the creator. In an interview published in a book recently released in Italy, the Pope put gender theory in the same category as genetic manipulation and nuclear weapons. These are all threats to creation, that Read more

Pope says evolution, Big Bang, fit with Catholic teaching Comments 0

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Pope Francis has said that both the Big Bang theory, about the start of the universe, and the theory of evolution do not conflict with Catholic teaching. Speaking to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Monday, Pope Francis said scientific explanations for the world did not exclude the role of God in creation. “The beginning Read more

Pope Francis’s encyclical on environment expected in early 2015 Comments 0

Friday, July 18th, 2014

An encyclical by Pope Francis on creation and respect for the environment is expected to be released in early 2015. Pope Francis has reportedly spent months drafting his new encyclical. In March, during an audience with superiors from the Franciscan order, the Pope expressed how much this topic concerns him, and asked them for advice. Order Read more