Brother Guy Consolmagno, an astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, talks about his book, “Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?”
May 13, 2014: Is Pope Francis willing to go to extremes to fill the pews? Apparently so, if his latest outreach message is an indication.
Speaking on Monday during the homily at his daily morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta inside Vatican City where he lives, he told his mostly clerical audience that they should keep an open mind to anyone—or anything—seeking God. “If—for example—tomorrow an expedition of Martians came, and some of them came to us, here… Martians, right? Green, with that long nose and big ears, just like children paint them… And one says, ‘But I want to be baptized!’ What would happen?” he asked parishioners. “When the Lord shows us the way, who are we to say, ‘No, Lord, it is not prudent! No, let’s do it this way…’”
This video contains:
- Introduction of Bro. Guy Consalmagno
- Short video of the Vatican Observatories
- Book Discussion
- Questions and Answers