Category Archives: Reason and Faith

The collaboration of knowledge, belief and faith

Adam D. Hincks, S.J. has an outstanding article that is on the front cover of this week’s issue of America Magazine. Fr. Hincks is an astrophysicist at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.  The article is a thoughtful and compelling … Continue reading

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Slate Book Review: Know Nothing, the True Story of Atheism

This blog has been fairly quiet lately, mostly because of work and family commitments (as well as discernment about whether I am ready to commit to an eight month retreat in Daily Life, but that is another story). However, I … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Dominic (August 8) and the Celebration of the Symbiotic Relationship Between Faith and Science

“Religion needs science to keep it away from superstition and keep it close to reality, to protect it from creationism, which at the end of the day is a kind of paganism – it’s turning God into a nature god.” — Guy Consolmagno, S.J. Today … Continue reading

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Jesuit Guy Consolmagno Wins Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society

  As readers know, I am a big fan of astronomer and Jesuit Guy Consolmagno.  I was delighted to learn that he won the prestigious Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society this week.  Set forth below is an … Continue reading

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Stacy Trasancos on God and the Mystery of the Big Bang

Earlier this week author and scientist Dr. Stacy Trasancos wrote an excellent article on how studying the unique properties that exist in our universe from the Big Bang to today can give insights into the mind of God.  I encourage you … Continue reading

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Book Review: From Teilhard to Omega

I was hoping to have a series of book reviews over the Northern Hemisphere summer. However, daily activities such as work, kids baseball games and family activities present precious little time for reading much less writing reviews. One book at … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Church Rejoices at the Progress of Science; Encourages Sharing of Knowledge

  Last week, Pope Francis addressed professors and students at the Vatican Observatory (Thanks to Gaudete Theology for the reference). It is an excellent read on the symbiotic relationship between science and faith in their mutual pursuit of truth. You can read … Continue reading

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