Finding an international conference at which talks about astronomy and eucharistic adoration fit on the same schedule is rare. The three-day symposium, called “Thomistic Philosophy and Natural Science” and held in Washington by the Thomistic Institute and the Society of Catholic Scientists, focused on the intersection between the natural sciences, especially physics and biology, and Thomistic thought.Read More.
Recollections and tributes to Robert F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination have mainly highlighted his charisma and determined advocacy for social and racial justice. But underlying these tributes to the former attorney general, U.S. senator, Democratic presidential candidate and father of 11, also is an unmistakable connection to his Catholic faith.Read More.
Resist the temptation to wince at the possibility of yet another children’s book on saints. This one is different and will be a special keepsake for little ones. “Saintly Rhymes for Modern Times” is a compilation of poems featuring 18 holy men and women. The poems are short, sweet and meaningful: They include all the information a child needs to know about that particular saint in a few short few rhyming lines. The saints are paired with beautifully unique illustrations made with overlaying photographs. Ages 2 and up.Read More.
I would like to donate my remains to medical science. Does the Catholic Church approve or disapprove of this action? (Chesapeake, Virginia)
A. The Catholic Church not only allows this but encourages it. Your donation could enable doctors, nurses and medical researchers to understand the human body better and save lives in the future.