"The universe glorifies God in a way that I never would have known had I not tried to understand the universe scientifically," Jesuit Fr. George Coyne told NCR editor Tom Fox in an NCR Podcast interview in May 2007, shortly after the priest had retired after nearly 30 years at the Vatican Observatory.
I remembered that quote Sunday; it seemed an especially apt to celebrate the Epiphany (which many of you will celebrate tomorrow).
Coyne was honored earlier this week by the American Astronomical Society for his work in building a Vatican-sponsored summer school for young astronomers and promoting discussions on the intersection of religion and science.
I wonder if those astronomers made the Magi connection?
Here's the news story: US astronomers honor Jesuit astronomer
If you have 26 minutes, listen to the podcast episode titled: How do you reconcile faith and science?