2.) Would I be wrong in saying that you appear absolutely dead set against geocentrism? May I ask if you believe that geocentrism is somehow an inherently anti-Scriptural and thus anti-Catholic concept/belief? I ask these questions because you appear (to me, anyway) to be so strenuously anti-geocentric in your assertions on CathInfo.
While not directed at me I would like to comment here.
As I said before, I was educated to believe in heliocentrism and evolution. An American Catholic gave me a book on the problems with evolution to study many years ago and It took me less than half an hour to see it was the most absurd nonsense, an intellectual insult as a friend called it. How absurd can the evolution of eyesight be? Nothing works in bits, it needs all together to survive. Genesis said God created all together at once or over six days. That is the only way it could be according to human reason. I felt very angry with myself for believing in such nonsense. Another Americal, Paul Ellwanger then told me if I thought evolution was an absurd theory, go study the 'science' that proved the Earth goes around the sun. You must be joking, I said. I did, and I now know no such proof exists. Then I began to study the circumstances of the Galileo case where the Church ruled it heresy because it contradicted the Bible and the understanding of the Bible by all the Fathers. As a Catholic I found no fault in this.
In my research I found Freemasonry up to its knees in proclaiming heliocentrism was proven. I found they rejoiced in 'proving the church wrong.' I then read the details of that Church U-turn based on the opinion of all the world's famous philosophers. I couldn't believe such as contradiction could happen within the Catholic Church. Then came Vatican II. That really tested the faith of billions, for who ever thought that could happen within the Church?
My research has given me the greatest love for God through His creation that I never experienced before. I hear how others, even saints loved God, but the love of God 'through the things that he made' had been lost to man, even Catholics. When I see the perfectiion of the Earth, flora and fauna, all perfect, no half evolved things, I see the perfection of God. I just love it.
Since God revealed to me his geocentric universe I see it as proof of God's onmipotence. In a geocentric universe, with the number of stars compared to the grains of sand on Earth, He demonstrated He is beyond Human reasoning for such numbers must go out beyond distances we cannot imagine. When He causes them all to rotate together once a day he again shows us his omnipotence. This also shows us thery are not infinite, as infinity cannot turn every 24 hours. That is proof against the heresy of infinity outside God. A geocentric universe also demonstrates one time frame, all turning together, in keeping with His Creation as told in Genesis.
That is now part of my Catholic faith, why I try to show it to others. Alas, the Devil has got hold of human minds and few find the grace to reject what amounts to intellectual pride, a pride I understand for I had it once thinking I knew how the universe worked. There is thank God, no such pride in geocentrism, for to profess it brings ridicule as I have experienced so often.
I will get back to Stanley later.