SCS conference on Evolution and Catholicism on April 23-4

An SCS conference on Evolution will be held at Franciscan University of Steubenville, in Steubenville, Ohio, on the afternoon of Friday April 23 and the morning of April 24.  All the lectures will be live streamed.   The Schedule with the livestream links is given below.  (In-person attendance is generally restricted to the Franciscan University community.)  This conference is supported in part by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. 

TITLE of conference: Evolution and a Catholic Understanding of Creation” 
Schedule of talks (all times = US Eastern Time)

Friday, April 23:

3:00 PM:   Conference Welcome: Dr. Stephen Barr, President of the Society of Catholic Scientists  (Welcoming remarks will be on same link as Kemp talk below.)

3:30 PM:    “The Catholic Reception of Evolutionary Biology: An Historical Overview.” Dr. Kenneth Kemp, Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota

4:45 PM:    “Human Sin and Modern Science.” Dr. Chris Baglow, Director of the Science & Religion Initiative in the McGrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame

6:00 PM: Dinner Break

7:30 PM:   “St. Irenaeus, St. Augustine and Evolution.” Dr. John Cavadini,  Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, Director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame

Saturday, April 24:

9:00 AM:   “The Depth of Creaturely Causality in St. Thomas Aquinas.” Dr. Cory Hayes, Professor of Theology and Philosophy at St. Joseph Seminary College

10:15 PM:   “Evidence for Evolution and Why it Matters for Catholics.” Dr. Dan Kuebler, Professor of Biology at Franciscan University of Steubenville

11:15 AM:  Coffee Break

11:30 AM:   “The Paradox of Human Uniqueness and Darwinian Continuity.” Dr. Simon Conway Morris, Emeritus Professor of Paleobiology, Cambridge University