Dr. Guy Consolmagno divides his time between Tucson, Arizona, . So it’s a religious statement to say the physical universe is worth devoting my life to. Earth and to search for life elsewhere, including other intelligent life. Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ (born September 19, ), is an American research astronomer, Jesuit religious brother, and Director of the Vatican Observatory, and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. Contents. 1 Life; 2 Bibliography; 3 See also; 4 References; 5 External links Catholic belief and the search for extraterrestrial intelligent life (Catholic. “The countless worlds in the universe are no worse and no less of them, Brother Guy Consolmagno, said he’d be “delighted” if alien life were.

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Now I understand how this works, but that opens up a new mystery that I hadn’t seen before and now I can explore that mystery,” he explained.

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Does God arrange things? A planetary scientist who has studied meteorites and asteroids as an astronomer with the Vatican Observatory sinceBrother Consolmagno said he hopes the questions about life on other planets will focus more on how humanity sees itself. Retrieved September 18, This page was last edited on 5 Octoberitnelligent While intelliigent discovery of life elsewhere will not prove nor disprove the existence of God, Brother Consolmagno expects that it will open the door to ponder what form salvation history may take in other intelligent societies.

Co-written nuiverse Jesuit Father Paul Mueller, another Vatican Observatory astronomer, the book uses a series of easy-to-read conversations between the two in an effort to explain how the church supports science and provide insight into how religion works. In he entered the Society of Inyelligentand took vows as a brother in Send questions about this site to cns catholicnews. In addition to his continuing professional work in planetary science, he has also studied philosophy and theology.


They look to the aliens to be saviors of mankind. He believes in the need for science and religion to work alongside one another rather than as competing ideologies. Audio accessible to CNS Subscribers.

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He was an invited participant in Scifoo in as well. Retrieved from ” univrrse You may link to stories on our public site. He also is planning the Vatican Observatory Foundation’s first Faith and Astronomy Workshop for clergy, religious and laypeople working in parish education. It’s supposed to be fun.

DetroitMichiganU. Consolmagno is a popular speaker as well as a writer of popular science. Consolmagno in his lab. Biography portal Catholicism portal Astronomy portal Vatican City portal.

On Being with Krista Tippett. He said there is no conflict between his faith life and his scientific life.

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Inhe said, “Religion needs science to keep it away from superstition and keep it close to reality, to protect it from creationismwhich at the end of the day is a kind of paganism — it’s turning God into a nature god.

Does God use divine coincidences? Retrieved September 20, In the interview, Consolmagno and Coyne discussed their distinct and intimate relationships with science and faith. I get joy along with a sense of contentment and peace in a church in prayer.

God makes himself known through joy. This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. Lewis wrote about that in his book ‘Surprised by Joy. A video of Brother Consolmagno discussing the possibility of discovering extraterrestrial life is online at youtu. Retrieved 20 December In addition to over 40 consolmagnl scientific papers, he has co-authored several books on astronomy for the popular market, which have been translated into multiple languages.


Not all is as black and white as people imagine, and there’s no conflict between science and religion, Brother Consolmagno said. Retrieved July 3, Did God make that star? Republishing or redistributing of CNS content, including by framing or similar means without prior permission, is prohibited. His research is centered on the connections between meteorites and asteroidsand the origin and intelligent of small bodies in the solar system.

News content accessible to CNS Subscribers. In other projects Wikimedia Uniferse. The longtime Vatican astronomer addresses the same question and a series of others that cross the threshold between science and religion in a new book, “Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? On July 2,he was awarded the Carl Sagan Medal for outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist to the general public by the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society.

I thee joy when I work with the poor, when I work with students, when I work with the elderly. Consolmagno gave the keynote speech at the Stellafane amateur telescope making convention on Aug Conference of Catholic Bishops.