The 1633 trial of Galileo Galilei is often used as evidence that the Catholic Church opposes scientific thought. The reality is that the Catholic Church has had a fruitful relationship with science and has been one of its biggest proponents. Scientific historian J.L. Heilbron asserts, "The Roman Catholic Church gave more financial aid and social support to the study of astronomy for over six centuries ... than any other, and probably, all other, institutions."
By Jennifer Brinker | email@example.com | twitter: @jenniferbrinker
Kurt Nelson sees the future of Catholic education in the archdiocese as that of balancing a set of scales. On one side you have subsidiarity — the principle of making decisions at the most local level possible. On the other, you've got solidarity — Catholics throughout the archdiocese acting together as one Body in Christ.
"We want people to do the things they need to do, to have those freedoms," the superintendent of Catholic education said. "And where they have challenges, we want the solidarity piece to show how we are working as a larger Church. It's a balancing of both of these."
The musical "Hamilton" has captured the attention of most of the nation and the Nelson household hasn't been exempt. As a lover of history, I didn't need much convincing. My high school daughter first brought it to my attention and we began playing tracks as we were driving around town. The music is catchy and the lyrics clever, but I think one of its greatest achievements is the ability to tell us a story we thought we knew from a different perspective.
By Joseph Kenny | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @josephkenny2
The Archdiocesan School Oversight Committee has developed a plan to address issues affecting Catholic elementary schools in the City of St. Louis.
Under the plan for a "renaissance in education," the archdiocese will partner with parishes and schools as a strong stakeholder to make sure the schools are available, affordable and in the right locations. The partnership will include leadership — a position within the Catholic Education Office focused on these schools — and funding to ensure educational and religious educational programs are of similar quality in all of the schools.
What do a man on Long Island, a resident of Ballwin, and a priest from Argentina have in common? The answer: They have all been served selflessly by a St. Louis Catholic school graduate in the past month.
I would like to thank you for the passionate article on Bishop Edward Rice (Without Hesitation, Page 2, May 2-8). He truly lives his call to discern God's will and is an authentic witness and minister of the Gospel.