Galileo and the Catholic Church


#1

According to a magazine, when Galileo observed the earth revolved around the sun, “The Roman Catholic Church would have none of it…a contradiction of dogma that the Earth occupied the central position in the cosmos.” How did the Church really treat Galileo? Louise in St Petersburg (Louisestpete)


#2

The following articles should be helpful:

“Twisting the Knife” by Wil Milan:
catholicculture.org/docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=1370

“The Galileo Controversy” by Catholic Answers:
catholic.com/library/Galileo_Controversy.asp

“Galileo Galilei” (Catholic Encyclopedia entry):
oce.catholic.com/index.php?title=Galileo_Galilei


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