Terrifying Silence or Wondrous Generosity?

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A post by Fr. Paul Gabor, S. J., an astronomer with the Vatican Observatory, on The Catholic Astronomer blog. “The Universe is terrifying in its majesty when it does not speak to us, when we doubt that it could be telling us anything, and even if it were, whether we might presume ourselves worthy of its message, unless it be the message that we are insignificant and irrelevant… [but] we astronomers… believe that the Universe does speak to us, what is more, that we know its language, that it wants to reveal itself to us, and we believe that we are invited to continue ever deeper on the path of understanding.”

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