Posts Tagged ‘Space exploration’

The man who received the Eucharist in Space

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Astronaut Mike Hopkins spent six months on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2013. He took with him a pyx with six consecrated hosts broken into four pieces. It was enough so that he could take Communion once a week for the 24 weeks he was aboard the ISS. Continue reading Related Posts:While space tourism Read more

Neil Armstrong’s death prompts yearning for America’s past glories

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The death of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has prompted a bout of soul-searching about America’s national destiny as well as mourning for an icon of the 20th century. As tributes continued to pour in on Sunday for the former astronaut who died aged 82 there were also expressions of regret that Read more