Outer Space strengthens my faith in God and His Creation
By Steve Taranovich
Recently we had Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ visit us at St. Thomas More on January 10, 2018. Brother Guy is the Director of the Vatican Observatory. His topic was ‘The Heavens Proclaim: Why the Pope has an Astronomer’. A very exciting, spiritual and insightful talk.
Brother Guy is often known as the “Pope’s Astronomer”. He explored the nature of our faith’s relationship to science in his visit to STM.
As for my faith experience with Space and God, coupled with my experience as an electronics engineer for 45 years, I have had the pleasure of visiting NASA facilities around the US, in my new capacity, in the last 6 years, as Editor-in-chief of Planet Analog and also Senior tech editor at EDN. The ‘behind-the-scenes” experiences I have had with astronauts, scientists and engineers at NASA has given me a greater insight into the vastness and beauty of God’s awesome Creation. Here are a few examples:
These are some of the many space-related experiences I have had that have very much strengthen my faith by my personal NASA relationships and experiences of the vast universe that God has created for us.April 11, 2018