Thursday, September 28, 2017

New Post on Catholic Stand: "Catholic Thoughts on Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement"

Jews celebrating Yom Kippur, Maurcy Gottlieb
from Wikimedia Commons
Hello all--a new post on Catholic Stand: "Catholic Thoughts on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement".
And with that,
“G’mar Hatima Tova”–may you be sealed in the Book of Life.

Friday, September 22, 2017

A Belated Shannah Tovah Umetukah (a Good and Sweet Year)

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!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Now Publishing on "The American Catholic"

Hello all and a very good day to you!

I am now publishing on the blog "The American Catholic".   First post there is
"Hello, my name is Bob, and I'm a climate change denier".

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Swan Song

"So long it's been good to know you";;;Woody Guthrie

The time has come to say goodbye to this blog.   I may post very occasional
Lohengrin  leaving in his swan boat
Walter Crane, 1895
from Wikimedia Commons
pieces, but will confine my major effort to writing a science text for the Catholic innumerate, to explain how and when science intersects Catholic teaching.   My previous efforts have not been altogether successful, because many Catholics (as a subpopulation of Americans) have not been taught what science is all about.  So I have to build that background before the Catholic faithful can appreciate that the Good Lord gave us the beauty of a universe to be understood rationally, and that there's no conflict between what science tells us about that universe and Catholic teaching.

I'll be publishing once or twice a month in and also coming back to Catholic Stand with monthly articles (probably around the first Wednesday of each month), so look for me there if withdrawal symptoms become extreme.

And thank you all for reading, commenting and helping me to learn about God's Creation.

God Bless,


bob k.

About Me

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Retired, cranky, old physicist.   Convert to Catholicism in 1995.   Trying to show that there is no contradiction between what science tells us about the world and our Catholic faith.   Intermittent blogs and adult education classes to achieve this end (see   and

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.