- Jul 29, 2021
When scientists share their data and dialogue with experts in other fields, including religion, they contribute to the search for a holistic truth that promotes the common good and, therefore, promotes peace, Pope Francis said.
With the expected release this month of the U.S. Department of Defense’s report on unidentified aerial phenomenon, or UAPs, the question of intelligent life beyond Earth’s solar system is back in the limelight.
The international scientific body governing stem cell research is abandoning the absolute 14-day limit on culturing human embryos in the laboratory, putting pressure on Canada’s law prohibiting the practice.
Although sponsored by a church derided by some that it “thinks in terms of centuries,” the pace of ideas introduced during just 90 minutes of the Vatican’s May 6-8 international health care conference, “Exploring the Mind, Body & Soul — How Innovation and Novel Delivery Systems Improve Human Health,” was breathtaking by any standard.
Even though there are more than 30 craters on the moon named after Jesuit scientists, to this day there are some who don’t know the Vatican has its own observatory, led of course, by a Jesuit.
Is it possible the God of the universe is also the God of space aliens?
As Perseverance, the latest probe on Mars, gears up to send to Earth high-definition images, video and audio of its surroundings, one papal astronomer said he hoped the fresh new discoveries will inspire future explorers.
Jesuit Father Robert J. Spitzer is the president of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith and the Spitzer Center. He spoke to Crux.