An Historical Examination of the Connection of Calixtus III With Halley’s Comet
Rigge, William F., S.J.
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First Paragraph: There has just appeared from the Vatican Press a large-sized pamphlet of forty pages, which deserves to be regarded as the final word concerning the connection between Calixtus III and Halley’s comet. It is entitled “Calixte III et la Comete de Halley,” and was written by Father J. Stein, assistant to Father Hagen at the Vatican Observatory. The author has had access to every existing document, and has treated his subject so exhaustively from an historical point of view, that one cannot withhold the conviction that he has settled the question for all time, and that future writers can do nothing better than consult the present pamphlet. No further apology therefore is needed for presenting this short review of Father Stein’s work to all those that are desirous of knowing the exact facts of the case.