The astronomer for the Vatican Observatory, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, says that his study of the universe through science has helped him better understand the person of Christ.
The Vatican Observatory was established in 1891 by Pope Leo XIII near St. Peter’s Basilica but was moved a few miles outside of Rome in 1935, when pollution made visibility difficult. The Vatican established a new division of the observatory in Tuscon, Ariz., in 1980 and built its own telescope in 1987.
Despite people often having the “crazy idea” that science and religion conflict, science is “really one of our best principles for getting to know God,” he told EWTN News.
Brother Consolmagno, who also serves...READ MORE