Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages:
“Science in the Service of Peace – St. John Paul II” (click here for it)
This entry is an address by Pope John Paul II to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, November 12, 1983. There are many resources available from the Pontifical Academy of Sciences…. click here to continue.
Today marks one year of these regular mini-posts that simply highlight entries from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages. These mini-posts appear twice each month, once on the 8th of the month, and once on the 25th of the month. Why the 8th and the 25th? Because the 1st and the 15th would be too boring, too normal, and not astronomical enough. Therefore, the mini-posts appear on the 8th, because there are eight major planets orbiting the sun, and on the 25th, because twenty-five hours is the approximate amount of time between one moonrise and the next!
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