Author Archives: Michael Baruzzini

The Catholic Thing: Remembering Carrie Buck

Remembering Carrie Buck Carrie Buck, of the 1927 Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell, was born to poverty in 1906 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her father soon abandoned the family, and her mother was institutionalized for “feeblemindedness” and promiscuity while Carrie … Continue reading

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The Catholic Thing: Remember, Man, You Are Stardust

Remember, Man, You Are Stardust Cosmos is back on television again, in a reincarnated form hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson in place of the late Carl Sagan (host of the original 1980 series). The original Cosmos is remembered as a … Continue reading

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Review: “Gravity”

Faith in Space: A Review of “Gravity” “The film Gravity just opened to box-office success, telling a story about astronauts Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) who are stranded in space after satellite debris destroys their space … Continue reading

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The Catholic Thing: The View from Space

“The world of science news, commentary, and blogging has recently been quite interested in a photo released by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), showing the Earth as seen from the Cassini probe, which is currently orbiting the gas … Continue reading

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Catholic Exchange: Is the Big Bang Church Teaching?

“The universe is about 13.82 billion years old. Although it is well within the error range of earlier estimates, this new number means that the universe is slightly older than cosmologists previously thought. The new age comes as a result … Continue reading

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The Catholic Thing: One God: No More, No Less

“An ancient Chinese myth tells of ten Suns that existed in primordial times. Prideful and intemperate, as pagan gods are often wont to be, these Suns rode together over the surface of the Earth each day, their combined heat scorching … Continue reading

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The Catholic Thing: Feasting with Angels

“I recently read yet another science writer lamenting the United States’ ostensible failure in science education, who sarcastically noted that the only thing America led the world in was “belief in angels.” This, together with the tired cliché about the … Continue reading

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