Last evening, I had dinner with the producers of the very interesting movie called The Principle. Wow, what a powerful little movie. I haven't been able to shake the feeling that these guys are on to something very big.
And with that, I can only say, that if indeed, science proves that the earth is at the centre of the universe, then holy cow, friends, that will call into question the whole shooting match … the Enlightment and everything with it!
So you should try to support this movie.
By happy coincidence, my homily for January 9th is nothing less then a big muscular shout that the Church is the Mother of the Scientific method.
Here is my little contribution to a more self-confident Catholicism!
The royal highway of the Magi, the glorious feast of the Epiphany embraces the Gentiles, (the non-Jewish people) into the Covenant of Abraham. It also reveals that the Holy Church is not opposed to science, that body of knowledge which studies the laws of creation. Instead, I argue that the feast of the Epiphany is a celebration of the Church as the mother of scientific method.
Did an athiest just spew coffee at his computer monitor? I thought I felt something hot hit my face.
No really, I really believe that the Catholic Church is the mother of the scientific method ... since no other culture, or peoples other then Christendom arrived at the scientific method.
In the splendor of the Eternal Word made flesh, and the revealed dignity of each human being made in the image and likeness of God, there is a soaring confession that the human creature is an invaluable work of art, and that each individual is patterned on the Logos, the Word.
And this foundation leads to investigation, to searching, to experiments ... to know more, to evaluate the order of creation.
The Eygptians built the pyramids, the Moslems conquered countries, and the Far East devolved into enbattled kingdoms. As great and praiseworthy their accomplishments were, they eventually settled with their answers, stagnated and collapsed.
However, the Church offered an unflinching quest for truth. This passion flowed from the religious conviction that all creation was created by an all powerful, providential Father, who arranged everything for the love of His creatures. And to that, the Word became flesh, and dwelt within His creation, thus ordering it to the summit of a divine indwelling.
It is even more true then you realize, wisemen still seek Him!