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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dialogue of Faith with Science with Michael Rizzio

Mike Rizzio, a SOLT layman who has an interest in the dialogue between science and our Catholic, Eucharistic faith, has posted on his blog this statement of Albert Einstein about catholicism during the Nazi regime:

"Being a lover of freedom, when the Nazi revolution came in Germany, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but, no, the universities immediately were silenced. Then I looked to the great editors of newspapers, whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom: but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks. Only the Catholic Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing the truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised, I now praise unreservedly."

–Albert Einstein, quoted in Time Magazine December 23, 1940

Mike blogs frequently about the scientific approach to light and the Light of Faith.