Tag Archives: Galileo

St. Richard of Chichester. Another Richard remembered.

The feast of St. Richard of Chichester cannot go by without my remembering a limerick my old pastor Msgr. Richard Schuler would occasionally quote:
There was an old Bishop of Chichester,
Who said thrice (the Latin for which is ‘ter’),
“Avaunt and defiance,
Foul … Continue reading

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Of heavenly conjunctions, the turning of the spheres, and astrological divination

Last night and the night before I went out into the crisp darkness to gaze for a while at a celestial conjunction of Jupiter, Venus and a sliver of a Crescent moon, all gathered directly under the Pleiades.
This spiffing display … Continue reading

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A great Shadow… with a few book notes.

There is a very cool pic on Astronomy Pic of the Day.  There was recently a lunar eclipse.  I missed it because I was in Florida where it rained for about 4 solid days without CEASING.  But that’s another story.
In … Continue reading

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The Hammer and The Feather

I remember watching this when I was a kid and thinking that it was very cool indeed.
Today I picked it up from Astronomy Pic of the Day, which is on my daily checklist.
A famous experiment compliments of Apollo 15 back … Continue reading

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About Galileo, churches and the sun

I was recently alerted to a blog, The Deeps of Time, which deals with science and the Catholic faith.  Even as I am starting at a book on my desk about Galileo (sent by a kind reader from my wish … Continue reading

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Catholic League reacts to a Hell’s Bible book review

From our friends at The Catholic League:
NEW YORK TIMES’ DUMB TAKE ON CATHOLICISM
There was a book review in yesterday’s New York Times by Bill Keller, executive editor of the newspaper, of Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy, by John … Continue reading

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