This was apparently an opportunity for comments based ONLY ON THE TITLE OF THE BOOK instead of on the actual interview. Ahhh, well. You’ll get that, I s’pose. It’s next on my reading pile, and after interviewing these two scientists I can’t wait!
Here’s a little sampling of the interview:
In the years that you’ve been on staff at the Vatican Observatory, what’s been the biggest surprise you’ve faced?
Guy: I had been a scientist for nearly 20 years when I joined the Jesuits; and I was tired of doing science at that point. The biggest surprise to me has been how wonderful it’s been to be a scientist as a Jesuit. I have discovered, again, the joy and fun that had attracted me to science in the first place.
Paul: I joined the Observatory five years ago. During those five years, the biggest surprises and joys have had to do with living in Italy: the people, the culture, the food. It’s been a series of delightful surprises.
Every week, I do the show notes for Register Radio. And every week, I get the chance to listen to a show that I can only call NPR interesting meets Catholic cool. I love hearing the interviews, and it’s a closer look at some of the news that I may or may not catch during the week.
This week, there was talk of the Synod happening now in Rome and an in-depth discussion of marriage. They’re conversations worth hearing, honestly. Check out my notes and see if you don’t think so too!
When I heard about the Archdiocese of New York’s partnership with Flocknote and eCatholic, I did a bit of dreaming. What if MY diocese did that kind of thing? It’s true, there’s drool on my keyboard as I think about it: oh, the possibilities!!! I’m not holding my breath, but I’m not losing hope.
I have been trying to get my parish to sign up with Flocknote and with eCatholic, especially after attending the Digital Church Conference about a year ago.
One of my favorite quotes in my article was from Matt Warner:
Warner hopes that this partnership will help parishes do a better job of communicating the work they’re doing. “The Church has the greatest story to tell. Every parish has a great story to tell, an ongoing story that every parishioner would love to be a part of…if only they knew how they could be. Parishes are doing amazing, inspiring things every day. But they do a bad job of communicating that to their parishioners, inspiring them to get more involved. And even from an administrative standpoint, we do a poor job of simply letting people know about the wonderful opportunities at their parish.”
Go on over and see what technology can do for parish communications. I can’t help but be a bit motivated to do some more research for my own parish!