Science and Religion Posts

It’s science and religion. Faith and reason get along fine, or should.

I see no problem with seeking truth that we find in this universe and seeking truth’s source. Honest research cannot interfere with an informed faith. Not for a Catholic, at any rate.1

Links to ‘science’ posts start under What’s Here, What’s Not. First, here’s more than you need, or maybe want, to know about what happened to this blog’s usual Friday ‘science news’ posts —

Off Schedule, and Loving It

Technical issues put me off my ‘science news every Friday’ schedule. After my son resolved them, going back to the routine was an option. Instead, I decided to start work on several ‘back burner’ projects; including a book that’s been on my ‘really should do this’ list for some time:

I’ll also be posting something new whenever there’s something ready. Some posts will be in the usual being Catholic and science news categories, some in not-so-usual categories like being a citizen or being an artist. The one I finished first, “Spirit Photographs,” wouldn’t fit in existing categories, so I made a new one: discursive detours.

My ‘science’ posts are not about ‘Bible science,’ or ‘creation science.’ (March 31, 2017)


What’s Here, What’s Not

If you click “science” in this blog’s Tag Cloud, you’ll find some posts with a mostly ‘non-science’ focus; but enough science to warrant the tag.

Checking out the science news under Categories, you’ll find posts focusing on engineering or technology more than science; like “Miami Bridge Collapse,” “Coming: Robots” and “Books and Flying Cars.”

I think posts in this list have a significant ‘science’ focus. Your experience may vary:

Other ‘science’ posts, from A Catholic Citizen in America on Blogger
(February 2, 2009 — April 29, 2016):


1 Seeking truth and seeking God are compatible. So are faith and reason. I thought this was true before I became a Catholic, and still do. More importantly, that’s what the Church says. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 35, 50, 154, 274, 283, 1706)

For a Catholic, faith should be consciously embracing “the whole truth that God has revealed.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 142150)

We find truth in the Bible. That’s one reason we’re expected to study the Scriptures. (Catechism, 101133)

We also find truth in the natural world’s order and beauty. (Catechism, 32, 41, 74, 283, 341, 2500)

I believe that God creates everything: the physical realities studied by science and the spiritual realities that faith pursues. (Catechism, Prologue, 27, 74, 214217, more under Truth in the Catechism’s index)

Believing this while fearing knowledge of God’s world would be — illogical.

“…God, the Creator and Ruler of all things, is also the Author of the Scriptures – and that therefore nothing can be proved either by physical science or archaeology which can really contradict the Scriptures. … Even if the difficulty is after all not cleared up and the discrepancy seems to remain, the contest must not be abandoned; truth cannot contradict truth….”
(“Providentissimus Deus,”1 Pope Leo XIII (November 18, 1893) [emphasis mine])