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Jerome Lejeune a French Catholic pediatrician and geneticist died in 1994 (CNS)

The Catholic physician’s foundation will be given the Evangelium Vitae Medal

Zachary Quinto as Spock in Star Trek Beyond

Does the attempt to explain away miracles prevent us from fully embracing the love of God?

Fr Jaki, probably explaining the way Erathostenes calculated the circumference of the Earth (Antonio Colombo)

Fr Stanley Jaki argued that science is about quantities. Anything immeasurable, including God, it can neither prove nor disprove

As Shortt reminds readers, not all scientists are atheists (AP)

Rupert Shortt’s God is No Thing provides a courteous response to atheists

Embryos being prepared for instant freezing in laboratory (PA)

Life says the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has approved ‘uncertain and dangerous technology’

US Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno has been appointed director of the Vatican Observatory (CNS)

A new book charts the historical relationship between the Church and science

Vermeer’s The Wine Glass demonstrates his peculiar attention to detail

A book on Johannes Vermeer and Antoni van Leeuwenhoekr is a reminder of a time when theology, arts and science went hand in hand

Pope Francis with cardinal advisers at the Vatican in October 2013 (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

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Pope Francis (AP)

Francis also says Big Bang theory and evolution do not eliminate God’s existence

Richard Dawkins (PA)

Judith Babarsky read Richard Dawkins’ book and Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth before converting to Catholicism