I'm am cruising around the blogasphere today and ran across an article that said that the Vatican's chief astronomers issued a statement from their observatory to say that it was o.k. to believe in aliens. They said any intelligent life outside of earth would definitely be created by God.
Excuse me while I pick up my jaw. The Vatican has official astronomers?
I have always had questions about the Catholic church since my first visit with my best friend in high school. I went to church, uh, mass with her. We were walking down the aisle when I thought she had tripped and fallen. I reached down to pick her up only to discover that she was "genuflecting" before entering the pew.
Everything about my friend's church more than made me wonder. I had grown up in church, but never before had I seen so many statues of Mary in all my life. I could not imagine having to go to my church pastor to confess my sins (I John 1:9) or even calling the head pastor/pope, "Holy Father". As far as I am concerned, there is only one Holy Father and that is God himself.
For now, all of this astronomer talk reminds me of the star gazers that Herod consulted when Jesus was born. They followed the stars to find Jesus, but when they discovered Him they never returned to where they came from because they knew they had found the true King.