Prayer In Space

Thom Patterson at CNN blogs on “The surprising history of prayer in space.”

I’m rather partial to Al Shepard’s utterance.

The most famous Scripture reading from space is mentioned:

Christmas Eve, 1968: The crew of Apollo 8, the first humans to orbit the moon, read from the Bible’s book of Genesis during a live TV broadcast to Earth. Later, an atheist activist sues NASA over an alleged violation of separation of church and state. The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear the case “for want of jurisdiction.”

Lack of jurisdiction, indeed. Perhaps they should consult the Orlando diocese on that.


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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