July 6th, 2012Father of the Big Bangby Joseph Pearce
It can never be stressed enough that Faith and Reason are inextricably connected. The rejection of the one is always at the expense of the other. It is for this reason that Catholic priests and religious have made some of the most important discoveries in science. The modern science of genetics owes its genesis to a Catholic scientist, as does the science of geology. With this in mind, I can't recommend highly enough this half-hour radio documentary about Father Georges Lemaitre, the father of the Big Bang Theory. The priest emerges not merely as a great scientist and a good Catholic, but also as a cross between Santa Claus and G. K. Chesterton! I have seldom enjoyed listening to the radio as much as the half-hour of sheer edifying pleasure that this wonderful documentary afforded me.