modernism, what is it?
Good popes of recent memory, 1878-1958: Leo XIII, St. Pius X, Benedict XV, Pius XI, Pius XII. Cardinal Mercier (1851-1926) recognized the talent of Georges Lemaître as a young seminarian and urged him to study Einstein’s theories of relativity. Lemaître became an early expert in general relativity as it applied to cosmological questions and developed his “primeval atom” hypothesis better known as the Big Bang theory of the universe’s origin.
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