Back in the Middle Ages there was a scientist named Albert. Some people thought he was a magician or wizard; he was a friar and a priest. St. Albert the Great as he is now called studied empirical sciences like botany, chemistry, biology, and physics. He knew that the God who inspired the Bible was the same God who created everything around him. It is basically this reasoning behind the Catholic Church’s position that science is not to be feared but embraced as a a beautiful thing (doubters can read this, this, and this). St. Albert, “teacher of everything there is to know,” was one of the first of a long list of Catholic scientists and philosophers. Pray for us St. Albert the Great that we may see the hand of God in all of his creation just as you did.