‘Would you baptize an alien?’ and other questions you’d want to ask Vatican astronomers

This is a fun article, but their answers are thought-provoking.  I notice from the picture these two guys have their priorities right…coffee/cappuccino, then questions. I notice this article is from 2014, but I just came across it.  Along the lines of would you baptize an alien, two of my favorite novels follow this same train of thought.  They are science fiction.  I am not really a fan of that literary genre but these two books got a second read from me and I am about to read them again.  They are by Mary Doria Russel: “The Sparrow” and “The Children of God”….reyanna

By Sean Salai                             July 24, 2014                           America Magazine on-line

American Jesuit planetary scientists for the Vatican Observatory based at the pope’s summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy. They are co-authors of the forthcoming book “Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? and Other Questions from the Astronomers’ In-box at the Vatican Observatory,” due from Image Doubleday on Oct. 7.

On July 2, Brother Consolmagno received the Carl Sagan Award from the American Astronomical Society

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