Faith as a Scientist and Faith as a Catholic

Faith as a Scientist and Faith as a Catholic

“Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: ‘Ye must have faith.’ It is a quality which the scientist cannot dispense with.” Max Planck, “Where is Science Going?” In Chapter 2 of my web-book,…
First, Take No Stand : In assisted suicide, the medical profession ducks behind “neutrality.”

First, Take No Stand : In assisted suicide, the medical profession ducks behind “neutrality.”

The New Atlantis—On June 9, 2016, a law permitting physician-assisted suicide went into effect in California. The same day, Dr. Lonny Shavelson, an emergency medicine physician, opened the Bay Area End of Life Options clinic to provide the newly legal service. A longtime activist for the cause, Shavelson’s interest began in adolescence. In an interview…
Church of the Apostles FOUND: in Israel Archaeological Dig near Galilee

Church of the Apostles FOUND: in Israel Archaeological Dig near Galilee

Archaeologists in Israel’s Galilee have discovered the remains of an ancient structure now said to be the Church of the Apostles – a long-debated biblical site built atop the homes of the apostles Peter and Andrew. While mentions of the church can be found in Christian text dating as far back as the year 725…
Ring belonging to Pontius Pilate found near Bethlehem

Ring belonging to Pontius Pilate found near Bethlehem

Aletia & Haaretz—Archaeologists have determined that a ring found 50 years ago near the West Bank’s Bethlehem belonged to the Roman governor Pontius Pilate, according to an article in Haaretz. The ring, reports Haaretz, was found during an excavation in the late sixties along with thousands over other artifacts, but was only recently throughly cleaned…
Astronomers vote to rename Hubble’s Law to honor Belgian priest

Astronomers vote to rename Hubble’s Law to honor Belgian priest

CNA/EWTN News—The International Astronomical Union has voted in favor of a recommendation to rename the Hubble law the Hubble-Lemaître law, to acknowledge the contributions of the Belgian priest and astronomer Georges Lemaître to the scientific theory of the expansion of the universe. “To honour the intellectual integrity and the supremely significant discovery by Georges Lemaître,…