Category: Science & Faith

Humanity’s Ancestors: ‘We Are All African’

By Carol Glatz – As a follow-up to a 2013 symposium on the origin and evolution of humans, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences held a workshop discussing the latest discoveries about humanity’s earliest ancestors...

Big Bang to be Named in Honour of Priest

The International Astronomical Union has voted in favour of a recommendation to rename the official term for the Big Bang Theory to acknowledge the contributions of Belgian priest and astronomer Georges Lemaître to the scientific theory of the expansion of the universe.

Out of this World: Vatican’s Care for Creation includes Final Frontier

From Pope Gregory XIII’s observational tower built in the Vatican Gardens in the 16th century so celestial studies could aid the reform of the calendar to Pope Leo XIII, who officially re-founded the Vatican Observatory in the late 19th century, popes have kept their eyes fixed on the heavens.

Jesuits: New Discovery of Planets Gives Hope

By Carol Glatz The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light years...