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NASA’s Webb captures a dying star’s Final ‘Performance’ in fine detail: A planetary nebula, shaped like an irregular oval, with lacy, reddish orange plumes of gas and dust.

Vatican astronomer: Webb telescope space images are ‘food for the human spirit’

Jul 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The first images from the James Webb space telescope reveal God’s creation and feed our souls, a Jesuit brother and... Read more

Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury's Galileo before the Holy Office (1847)

Vatican Observatory astronomer awarded for Galileo article

Jun 4, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

Chris Graney, an astronomer and historian of science at the Vatican Observatory, was recently given the 2021 Nelson H. Minnich... Read more


Can robots learn law? Scientists and theologians discuss the future of AI

May 23, 2022

By Andreas Thonhauser

Scientists and theologians have gathered in Rome to discuss the future of artificial intelligence. Read more

Photomicrograph of a human zygote with two pronuclei, 20x magnification.

Experts respond to Biden: Biology and theology agree, human life begins at conception

Mar 4, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

After repeated, recent statements by U.S. President Joe Biden that he does not believe human life begins at the moment... Read more

Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., pictured on March 3, 2012.

Vatican astronomer: ‘Trust the science’ does not convince those who most need to be convinced

Jan 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

Brother Guy Consolmagno said the phrase left him ‘puzzled.’ Read more

Br. Guy Consolmagno at the Vatican Observatory in Italy on Nov. 22, 2013.

Is the rare ‘Christmas Star’ visible this December the Star of Bethlehem?

Dec 10, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The “Great Conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn taking place this month -- dubbed the “Christmas Star” -- is a pretty... Read more

Research astronomer Fr. Christopher Corbally. Courtesy of Fr. Corbally

Catholic priest ‘thoroughly surprised’ to have asteroid named after him

Jun 26, 2020

Somewhere between Mars and Jupiter there is a hunk of rock that now bears the name of a living English... Read more

How Fr. Spitzer wants to make Catholicism credible for doubting Millennials

Jul 26, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

How can Catholics respond to young people’s questions and concerns about faith, science, and modern problems?  Read more

NASA Unveils Celestial Fireworks as Official Image for Hubble 25th Anniversary.

Catholic scientists converge in Chicago to ask big questions

Apr 19, 2017

The first conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists will focus on beginnings: the origin of consciousness, the origin of... Read more

A Reason Open to God by Bendict XVI, collected and edited by J. Steven Brown, Ph.D., P.E..

Editor says Benedict outlined link between God, reason

Apr 24, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

In his speeches and writings on universities, Benedict XVI constantly focused on the need for reason to be open to... Read more

Fr. Jesús Fernández Hernández, Card Zenon Grocholewski, Fr. Angel Galindo Garcia_Fifth World Congress of Metaphysics 2012.

Priest calls study of non-physical realm the 'supreme' science

Nov 14, 2012

A priest who headed the fifth annual World Congress of Metaphysics in Rome said the study of that which lies... Read more

(L to R) Prof. William Carroll from Oxford University and Prof. Ian Tattersall from the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Scientists: no contradiction between evolutionary biology and belief in God

Aug 24, 2012

Evolutionary biology and faith in God are not incompatible, two professors asserted at the international Rimini Meeting, an event that... Read more