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 Aleteia.org 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.

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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 http://rationalcatholic.blogspot.com/   and http://home.ptd.net/~rkurland)

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.