Being of Polish heritage, a Catholic, and a catechist who deals with questions about the relationship between faith and science, I found the following story to be of great interest. Happy Pentecost everyone!
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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.
It’s hard (if not impossible) to imagine how Mikolaj Kopernik managed to deduce, and create a mathematical model for, the heliocentric system using nothing but the naked eye for making observations. Think of what he could have done with Galileo’s telescope.
A great day for Poland.
Hey have you seen Katyn? We got it from Netflix last week. The characters speak Polish, German, and Russian, and it’s captioned in English. But when the Russians or Germans speak it’s also captioned in Polish. The movie prompted us to reflect on how life in 20th century Poland prepared JP2 for his work against Communism.
Haven’t seen it yet…thanks for the recommendation.
A great day for Poland indeed and finally for Copernicus! I love when the Church can make things right!!! A great lesson in reconciliation.
Joyce, even if it is 500 years late!