Catholic News ServicePope John Paul II celebrates Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City Jan. 23, 1999. In the background is the famous image of Mary left on St. Juan Diego's tilma in 1531.
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Pope John Paul II celebrates Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City Jan. 23, 1999. In the background is the famous image of Mary left on St. Juan Diego's tilma in 1531.

Regarding “Does scientific inquiry inform faith?” (April 7, page 1): According to the Sentinel, physicist Stephen Hawking indicates that science offers a more convincing explanation than God for the creation of the universe. The Sentinel offers many reasons to dispute this, and I agree. I would like to ask Mr. Hawking three questions from a scientific standpoint. 

With the vast complexity of the universe, how can there be no Creator? Logic should require this.

Second, why is the human the only creature on earth that has a desire to worship — whether it’s a tree, the sun or God? This should indicate to people with an open mind that God is more than the creator, but wishes a personal relationship with us.

Third, how do you explain the cloak of Guadalupe made in 1531 and the history that followed?

I know there are many other proofs but I will stop at three.

Richard Watson
Portland