Thoughts on belief, knowledge and faith---rational and irrational; my journey to faith, and on the "Limits of a limitless science" (to paraphrase Fr. Stanley Jaki).
A discourse on the consonance of what science tells us about the world, and the dogma/teachings of the Catholic Church; you don't have to apologize for being Catholic if you're a scientist.
Blowing the Ram's Horn on Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year)
I know, I'm a day and a half late. So sue me! Technically the Jewish New Year began Wednesday evening, 20th September at Sundown and ends Friday evening, 22nd September, at sundown. (The custom is to have two days for each holiday since one isn't really sure about the calendar.)
This is year 5778 since God created Adam and Eve, which is the beginning (we disregard the earlier 5 or 6 days). And with that, Shannah Tovah Umetukah--have a good and sweet year!
Extraordinary Minister of Communion volunteer to federal prison and hospital; lector, EOMC.
Sometime player of bass clarinet, alto clarinet, clarinet, bass, tenor bowed psaltery for parish instrumental group and local folk group.
And, finally, my motivation:
“It is also necessary—may God grant it!—that in providing others with books to read I myself should make progress, and that in trying to answer their questions I myself should find what I am seeking. Therefore at the command of God our Lord and with his help, I have undertaken not so much to discourse with authority on matters known to me as to know them better by discoursing devoutly of them.” St. Augustine of Hippo, The Trinity I,8.