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July 9, 2019

ADAMS: The moon landing, science and faith

Each generation has a special event or moment which can shape its understanding of their world. For Randy Adams, one of those events is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary: The Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

July 9, 2019

Signs of Apollo: Vatican Observatory shows Church’s long history with the moon

At the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo near Rome, Brother Robert Macke, S.J., finds his work as the Curator of Meteorites for the Vatican Observatory — formally founded in 1891 by Pope Leo XIII — allows him to, as the Jesuit saying goes, “find God in all things.”

July 9, 2019

Mapping with the stars: Nuns instrumental in Vatican celestial survey

Of the many momentous or menial tasks women religious perform, one of the better-kept secrets has been the role of four Sisters of the Holy Child Mary who were part of a global effort to make a complete map and catalog of the starry skies.

July 9, 2019

ISS, can you hear me? Popes link Church’s ties to science, research

Twice Daniel Cardinal DiNardo has made the trip down to NASA Johnson Space Center to view a live satellite link call with astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

July 9, 2019

St. Paul VI hailed Apollo 11 astronauts as "conquerors of the moon"

Just minutes after Apollo lunar module shiny foil feet touched down on the surface of the moon, St. Paul VI sent a message from his Observatory at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome where he was watching the landing and viewing the moon from the Vatican’s telescopes, to the astronauts.

July 9, 2019

Earthrise: Behind the iconic image of our home

On Dec. 24, 1968, NASA astronaut Bill Anders orbited the moon as the lunar module pilot with the Apollo 8 crew on humanity’s first voyage to another world. Anders took the iconic Earthrise photo on Christmas Eve, a gift of perspective in a turbulent year.

July 8, 2019

A Q&A Overview of the June 2019 General Assembly Meeting

This question-and-answer overview is related to the efforts of the U.S. bishops, the new Motu Propio and the specific actions taken at last month’s meeting

June 13, 2019

Cardinal DiNardo, other bishops meet with survivors of clergy sexual abuse

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, along with Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of Lafayette, Indiana, chairman of the bishops' Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of Richmond, Virginia, met with three survivors of clergy sexual abuse late June 12.

June 13, 2019

Cardinal DiNardo, U.S. bishops take action to respond to church abuse crisis

During the June 11-13 spring assembly of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, it was clear the bishops had to respond to the sexual abuse crisis in the church -- and on the last day of their gathering they approved a series of procedures to begin this process.

June 11, 2019

Witnesses to Jesus: Thousands share blessings of seven newly ordained priests

More than 2,100 faithful packed the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart to standing-room-only to witness the ordination of seven priests by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo at a nearly three-hour Mass on June 1.

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