Posts Tagged ‘Guy Consolmagno’

If there is faith, scientific study of the universe is prayer Comments 0

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

“At the beginning of time, God spoke to us through Creation, says the Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians. Therefore, to study the universe with science, is an act of prayer, a way of encountering God.” However, to do so, “it is necessary to encounter God first as Father, as Abba, otherwise God cannot Read more

Pope’s Astronomer, Guy Consolmagno, to speak on Waiheke Island Comments 0

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, will be speaking at an event on Waiheke Island in mid September. Consolmagno is a Jesuit brother and president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. He’ll discuss the interface between science and humanity, our place in the universe and what it means to us if life is found Read more

Guy Consolmagno, chief astronomer at the Vatican Comments 0

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Brother Guy Consolmagno is the director of the Vatican Observatory and president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. Raised in Detroit, Michigan, he studied Earth and Planetary Sciences at MIT for his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and at the University of Arizona for his doctorate. During a break in his studies he spent two years teaching Read more

The science-religion divide and the Vatican astronomer Comments 0

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Are science and religion fundamentally at odds? Many well-known astronomers and astrophysicists think so, including Stephen Hawking, who in a recent interview said, “Before we understood science, it was natural to believe that God created the universe, but now science offers a more convincing explanation… I’m an atheist.” Other astronomers see no fundamental incompatibility between Read more

Vatican scientists welcome discovery of “god particle” Comments 0

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Brother Guy Consolmagno, a researcher and spokesman at the Vatican Observatory, has described  the probable  finding of the Higgs boson particle,  the so called “god particle”, as an important achievement. While it has no direct bearing on theology or revelation, the scientific discovery hailed by some as the “god particle” is an important achievement, Br Read more