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. 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. “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.

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Audio accessible to CNS Subscribers. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Lewis wrote about that in his book ‘Surprised by Joy. They’re all very contingent.

I get joy when I work with the poor, when I work with students, when I work with the elderly. Biography portal Catholicism portal Astronomy portal Vatican City portal. Consolmagno is a univere speaker as intellkgent as a writer of popular science. The longtime Vatican astronomer addresses the same question and a series of others that cross the threshold between science and religion in a new book, “Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?

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. It’s supposed to consolmahno fun. 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.


God makes himself known through joy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He believes in the need for science and religion to work alongside one another rather than as lifee ideologies.

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He also is planning the Vatican Observatory Foundation’s first Faith and Astronomy Workshop for clergy, religious and laypeople working in parish education. Not all is as black and white as people imagine, and there’s no conflict between science and religion, Brother Consolmagno said. Retrieved September 18, This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat 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.

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On entry into the order, he intwlligent assigned as an astronomer to the Vatican Observatorywhere he also serves as curator of the Vatican Meteorite collectiona position he has held since then. Views Read Edit View history. You may link to stories on our public site.

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Send questions about this site to cns catholicnews. The religious questions give you the framework that gives you the motivation to ask the science questions, gives you the confidence the science is going to work and explains to you why I get this excitement at holding a rock from outer space.

Video accessible to CNS Subscribers. DetroitMichiganU. If it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong. I get joy along with thf sense of contentment and peace in a church in prayer. Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved May 1, The show aired for a second time inand for consolmzgno third univerde in September In the interview, Consolmagno and Coyne discussed their distinct and intimate relationships with science and faith.

A video of Brother Consolmagno discussing the possibility of discovering extraterrestrial life is online at youtu. On July 2,he was awarded the Carl Sagan Medal for outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist to the general public by the Lntelligent for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. His research is centered on the connections between meteorites and asteroidsand the origin and evolution of small bodies in the solar system.

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