Belgian priest Georges Lemaitre proposed the 'Big Bang' theory
Did you know that it was a Catholic priest who first proposed the ‘Big Bang’ theory? Did you know that the man considered to be the ‘father of modern genetics’ is a Catholic priest?
Some people suggest that science and religion don’t mix. The truth, however, is very different. As Michael Heller, a Polish cosmologist and winner of the $1.6million Templeton prize in 2008, once said: ‘Science is but a collective effort of the human mind to read the mind of God.’ Mr Heller is, of course, a Catholic priest.
Christianity has given so much to science over the years and this trend shows no sign of slowing. Indeed, with its confidence in the existence of God and its belief that so much more exists beyond what our senses perceive, Christianity is the ideal setting for science to flourish.
Click the following link to discover more Catholic priests who have shaped scientific understanding through the years: http://www.catholic.com/magazine/articles/fathers-of-science