From the Science of Depression to the Virtue of Hope
We should move toward a more human, less reductive science of depression.Read More
We should move toward a more human, less reductive science of depression.
The Book of Genesis calls the Sun and Moon the “two great lights.” Here is the story of how Christian thinkers “followed the science” in interpreting this, with an ironic twist in the plot.
The Church has a rich tradition of reflection on the natural environment. Part I of this article takes us from Pope St. John Paul II to Pope Francis.
The Church has a rich tradition of reflection on the natural environment. Part I of this article takes us from St. Augustine to St. Thomas Aquinas.
A priest-theologian-biologist reflects on how God loves of Creation and we should.
Are there “laws of physics” in heaven?
Franciscan priest and former biochemist tells how his philosophical journey started with the question “What is a human being?”
The remarkable story of the Jesuit astronomers in China.
A priest-scientist who was an early champion of evolution.
Reports that neuroscience has disproved free will are mistaken.
Dorothy Garrod crossed many boundaries: a pioneer scientist and Catholic convert.
Many features of the fundamental laws of physics seem to be “just right” to make life possible.
Prof. Kemp gives an overview of the history of Catholic evolutionist thinking and the Church’s reception of it.
A republication of a 1946 article by Physics Nobel Prize winner Victor F. Hess, in which he discusses his Catholic faith.
A historian expains how the concept of “laws of nature” has roots in Christian belief.
A Catholic scientist explains how scientific work can be a training ground for a life of faith.
The scientific community is now recognizing the enormous achievement of the humble priest (and brilliant theoretical physicist) Georges Lemaître who proposed the Big Bang theory 90 years ago.
Some people argue that it is irrational to believe in God, since his existence cannot be tested empirically. Does this argument make philosophical sense?
A neuroscientist explains why he rejects the radical reductionism that claims to explain away the mind as “nothing but” the motion of matter.
The orderliness, lawfulness, harmony and beauty of the cosmos gives evidence of God.
Prof. Kemp reviews a recent book on how to reconcile traditional Christian teaching about Adam and Eve and Original Sin with the facts about human origins discovered by modern evolutionary biology and genertics.
This article explores two consistent principles that have guided her understanding of the relation of faith and science. This is a sequel to the article “The Faith-Science War Debunked.”
This article explores the 19th-century origins of the myth that the Church has historically been “at war” with modern science. This is the first of a pair of articles: the second is “The Catholic Tradition and Science.”
St. Augustine was fifteen centuries ahead of his time in his thinking on the nature of time.
The Copernican Revolution was not what you think.
The real roots of science lie in wonder at the beauty of the cosmos, which also the cure to reductionism ideology.
The great theologian and saint saw clearly why true relgion has nothing to fear from the discoveries of modern science.
Many peculiar myths about religion circulate among scientists.
The Society of Catholic Scientists is an international organization that fosters fellowship among Catholic scientists and witnesses to the harmony of faith and reason.
Every week we feature a new Catholic science great of the past. It is our hope that these biographies will be useful to teachers, students, and the general public.Read More >