Dr. Guy Consolmagno divides his time between Tucson, Arizona, . So it’s a religious statement to say the physical universe is worth devoting my life to. Earth and to search for life elsewhere, including other intelligent life. “The countless worlds in the universe are no worse and no less of them, Brother Guy Consolmagno, said he’d be “delighted” if alien life were. Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ (born September 19, ), is an American research astronomer, Jesuit religious brother, and Director of the Vatican Observatory, and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. Contents. 1 Life; 2 Bibliography; 3 See also; 4 References; 5 External links Catholic belief and the search for extraterrestrial intelligent life (Catholic.
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I get joy along with a sense of contentment and peace in a church in prayer. I get joy when I work with the poor, when I work with students, when I work with the elderly.
If it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not all is as black and white as people imagine, and there’s no conflict between science and religion, Brother Consolmagno said.
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Lewis wrote about that in his book ‘Surprised by Joy. He said there is no conflict between his faith life and his scientific life. Retrieved from ” https: Now I understand how this works, but that opens up a new mystery that I hadn’t seen before and now I can explore that mystery,” he explained. On Being with Krista Tippett.
Conference of Catholic Bishops. While the discovery of life elsewhere will not prove nor disprove the existence of God, Brother Consolmagno expects that it will open the door to ponder what form salvation history may take in other intelligent societies. Did God make un star? Does God use divine coincidences?
Does God arrange things? Send questions about this site to cns catholicnews. Consolmagno is a popular speaker uniiverse well as a writer of popular science. END icon legend News content for public viewing. He believes in the need for science and religion to work alongside one another rather than as competing ideologies.
Republishing or redistributing of CNS content, including by framing or similar means without prior permission, is prohibited. He suggested that the likely discovery — whether next month or a millennium from now — will be received much the way that news of planets orbiting far off stars has filtered in since the s.
Vatican astronomer: Just a matter of time until life found in universe
A video of Brother Consolmagno discussing the possibility intellligent discovering extraterrestrial life is online at youtu. In addition to over 40 refereed scientific papers, he has co-authored several books on astronomy for the popular market, which have been translated into multiple languages.
Retrieved September 18, Consolmagno gave the keynote speech at the Stellafane amateur telescope making convention on Aug They’re all very contingent.
Audio accessible to CNS Subscribers. On entry into the order, he was assigned as an astronomer to the Vatican Observatorywhere he also serves as curator of the Vatican Meteorite collectiona position he has held since then.
In consolmafno interview, Consolmagno and Coyne discussed their distinct and intimate relationships with science and faith.
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In addition to his continuing professional work in planetary science, he has also studied philosophy and theology. He also is planning the Vatican Observatory Foundation’s first Faith and Astronomy Workshop for clergy, religious and laypeople working in parish education.
Inhe said, “Religion needs science to keep it away from superstition and keep it close to reality, to protect it from creationismwhich at the end of the day is a kind of paganism — it’s turning God into a nature god. Co-written by Jesuit Father Paul Mueller, another Vatican Observatory astronomer, the book uses a series of easy-to-read conversations between the two in an effort to explain how the church supports science and provide insight into how religion works.
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Retrieved May 1, The application deadline is Sept. He was an invited participant in Scifoo in as well. This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. The award is being given for his work in communicating planetary science to the general public.