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2010-05-04 14:45:00

A Jesuit priest at Vatican City, who is also the chief astronomer, says that star-gazing helps bring him closer to God. Jose Gabriel Funes, director of the Vatican's astronomic observatory, told the AFP news agency that he became an astronomer in order to "get closer to God who created the universe." While at the observatory in the park surrounding the pope's summer home, he remarked: "We wonder the same things that our secular colleagues do -- how does the universe work, how did it...

2008-09-02 03:00:21

By Consolmagno, Guy Stop Making Sense By The Talking Heads (Palm Pictures, 1984, 1999) Spiritual classics are inspirational works, tested by time, designed to bring one closer to God. G. K. Chesterton and John Henry Newman come to mind. I have works on my shelf by modern religious writers, from Peter Kreeft to Anne Lamott, who manage to inspire me- when I am not furiously disagreeing with them. But my soul's deepest stirring comes from a source neither literary nor overtly religious....

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2005-11-10 12:45:35

Arizona -- Not many people celebrate their year-end holidays on the east Antarctic ice sheet. But nearly every year for more than a decade, University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) professors, graduate students or alumni have. They have been part of the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program, intent on collecting pieces of asteroids, the moon and Mars which have landed as meteorites on the whitest place on Earth. "ANSMET is such an amazing program," UA...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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