Podcast 259 – Science and Faith – Galileo – Mark Guiney – Game
What’s the real story about Galileo and the Catholic Church?
Have Catholics contributed to scientific discoveries?
In this podcast:
Mark Guiney from the “Fishing With Dynamite” podcast will be with us all morning to discuss Galileo and his relationship with the church, the real story
We’ll talk about the role that science plays in our faith and the complementary natures of faith and reason and how the church has understood this over the years
And then, to stick with the theme, we’ll play a game of Catholic Scientists – over under
- Episode 7: https://fishingwithdynamite.libsyn.com/episode-7-galileo-galileo-galileo-figaro-magnifico
- Also, a list of Catholic scientists: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Catholic_scientists
Catechism Paragraph of the Week:
159 Faith and science: “Though faith is above reason, there can never be any real discrepancy between faith and reason. Since the same God who reveals mysteries and infuses faith has bestowed the light of reason on the human mind, God cannot deny himself, nor can truth ever contradict truth.” “Consequently, methodical research in all branches of knowledge, provided it is carried out in a truly scientific manner and does not override moral laws, can never conflict with the faith, because the things of the world and the things of faith derive from the same God. The humble and persevering investigator of the secrets of nature is being led, as it were, by the hand of God in spite of himself, for it is God, the conserver of all things, who made them what they are.”
Other Quotes from the Podcast:
From religion comes a man’s purpose; from science, his power to achieve it. Sometimes people ask if religion and science are not opposed to one another. They are: in the sense that the thumb and fingers of my hands are opposed to one another. It is an opposition by means of which anything can be grasped.
– Sir William Bragg
The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.
– Galileo Galilei
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