CNS Bible Blog: A world without stars is a tragedy

By Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ Special to Catholic News Service The Bible is not without its share of wrathful moments. Like a stern parent, God challenges his people to do better, and warns them of the tragedy that will result if they do not change their ways. What could be more tragic than the end […]

CNS Bible Blog: Stars are to be appreciated, but not to be worshipped

By Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ Special to Catholic News Service In ancient civilizations, the study of the planets and stars was carried out for two very practical purposes: time-telling and astrology. The opening chapter of Genesis, cited in our first blog entry, refers to the sun, moon and stars as the rulers of day and […]

CNS Bible Blog: Aliens! Stars also praise and adore God

By Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ Special to Catholic News Service Another lesson that stars in the Bible tell us is that we are not alone. The universe is more than just us, and God is responsible for more than our own narrow neck of the woods. First and foremost, we need a dose of humility […]

CNS Bible Blog: In the stars we see God

By Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ Special to Catholic News Service It is not by coincidence that the word for “heaven” is the same as the word for “sky” in so many languages. To the writers of Scripture, the attributes that we find in the heavens, in contemplating the starry sky, are the same attributes that […]

CNS Bible Blog: God’s omnipotence

By Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ Special to Catholic News Service Over the years, I’ve gotten e-mails from a number of people asking me if planets, stars or constellations are mentioned in the Bible. Of course they are! There are computer programs you can get that contain the whole text of the Bible and allow you […]

Vatican Tweet Book

VATICAN CITY — Are you a Vatican junkie? Don’t have enough feeds streaming into your Tweetdeck or on Facebook? Well, today’s your lucky day as we’ve combed through our “little black book” of Vatican VIPs and compiled a few of them for you.  Most are in English, some multi-language so follow where your linguistic abilities […]

… and speaking of extraterrestrials …

As followup to our post earlier today, we bring you this blog item titled “Colbert, aliens and the Vatican,” by John Norton, editor of Our Sunday Visitor. Norton embeds in the blog a clip of last night’s appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” by Vatican astronomer Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, whose writing we featured […]

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