As a followup to yesterday, in which I pointed out that a church that runs its own astronomy observatory in the Arizona desert and invites hundreds of scientists to attend conferences on topics like developments in the search for extra-terrestrial life can hardly be considered “anti-science”, two new stories leaped out in the less-than-a-day since the original post:
Vatican considers the canonization of Jérôme Lejeune, the Dr. of ‘modern genetics’. Dr. Lejeune discovered the gene that causes Down Syndrome. He was a pro-life, non-winner of the Nobel Prize, and a friend of John Paul II.
Big Bang Theory: A Roman Catholic Creation, which discusses the contribution to science of “brilliant Belgian priest,” a Monseigneur George Lemaître, who first proposed the Big Bang Theory. According to the article, at a conference in the 1930s he presented his theory to Albert Einstein, who reportedly remarked, “This is the most beautiful and satisfactory explanation of creation to which I have ever listened.”