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Agnostic Scientist becomes President of Legion of Mary Praesidium

Agnostic Scientist becomes President of Legion of Mary Praesidium Joe Navarro is an engineer who has worked with Silicon Valley companies such as Signetics and Exxon Enterprises. He is the president of the Legion of Mary's Blessed Sacrament Praesidium in Santa Clara. Since you were an agnostic and a scientist, what do you say to people who are agnostics and scientists about the Faith? Scientists like to deal with data, information, something they can see, hold or feel; so, when I have to talk to scientists or engineers who don't believe, I give them information; for example, the story of Fatima. There is physical evidence of that miracle -- 70,000 to 100,000 people witnessed it. They call it the "dancing of the sun." The book, Our Lady of Fatima by William Thomas Walsh, contains interviews with people who were eyewitnesses to the miracle. I also give them information on Padre Pio and the historical Blessed Sacrament miracles, and I explain to them what our belie

Tough Jesuit

Tough Jesuit Father William Stout says Mass every Sunday at Agnew (hospital for the handicap) Chapel. After Mass, he is surrounded him by people of many nationalities. Father chats and blessing with a natural joy in Spanish, Vietnamese and other tongues. If at any time of day or night you need him -he is there with that same joyfulness. He is a traditional Jesuit Priest whose day job was teaching at the toughest school in Eastside San Jose - Overfelt High. “I wanted to go to the Eastside of San Jose to help the next immigrant people.” Father said, “My family was German and Irish. My brother and I were the first to graduate from college in the family. The Mexicans were the next group of immigrants we ought to help” The Jesuits had hoped to have a Catholic High school in the Eastside of San Jose. But, in 1984 since no Catholic school was build, Father Stout proposed to the Jesuit provincial that he get hired at Overfelt in math- to help the kids from Mexico with problems in English. T