What Catholics Have Done For Astronomy
Rigge, William F., S.J.
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First Paragraph: If love of one’s own is a virtue, if praise of our heroes is a noble passion, then we as Catholics have every reason to glory in the achievements of our co-religionists in all the sciences, and especially in astronomy, the noblest of them all. Catholic names occur in profusion in connection with this sublime study and in its every department. I do not mean that one will not find other names of high distinction, but ours are amongst the greatest in the world, and in some instances are the pioneers and acknowledged leaders.