Meet the Priest Who First Recorded the Transit of Mercury: Pierre Gassendi

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A post by Fr. James Kurzynski on The Catholic Astronomer blog, reflecting on the work of Fr. Pierre Gassendi to synthesize faith and science. Fr. Kurzynski concludes,”it is my opinion that the best approach is to allow science to be science and theology to be theology, trusting that this mutual exploration of truth will provide natural ‘bridges’ between these great disciplines while respecting the integrity of each.”

Click here to read the full article on The Catholic Astronomer – the blog of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.