Science & Religion Faith and Reason Days

Faith and Reason Days are exciting opportunities for Catholic high schools to partner with the McGrath Institute for Church Life in providing excellent in-service programming for educators and administrators on topics in science and religion. We work with individual schools to tailor an on-site, in-service experience that meets the particular needs of a school, its teachers, administrators, and students.

Faith and Reason Days are generously supported by the John Templeton Foundation. The Science and Religion Initiative also offers summer seminars at the University of Notre Dame campus and Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.

Upcoming Events

Our schedule is growing! For additional opportunities, please contact us at 574.631.1378.

Faith & Reason Day Dates Host and Location
February 2, 2024 Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, LA






Featured Speakers

World-renowned scientists, theologians, and curricular experts will collaborate with your faculty and staff to innovate teaching strategies and to develop successful curricula. Here are some of the experts who have been featured at prior Institute Days.

Hosting an Institute Day

We are looking for partner schools and dioceses!

If you are interested in hosting an Institute Day at your school, please contact Heather Foucault-Camm at  or 574.631.8563.

Past Institute Days

Institute Day Dates Host and Location
October 23, 2023 Toward a Relational Unity: Faith and Reason and the Catholic Classroom - St. Joseph's Preparatory School - Philadelphia, PA
October 12, 2022 Faith & Reason Day: McGill-Toolen Catholic High School - Mobile, AL
February 5, 2022 St. Albert Initiative for High School Teachers and Students - Chicago, IL
November 13, 2021 St. Albert Initiative for High School Teachers and Students - CUA, Washington, D.C.
November 6, 2021 Archdiocese of Miami Catechetical Conference 2021 - Southwest Ranches, FL 
August 12, 2021 Cistercian Preparatory School, Irving, TX
March 13, 2021 "The COVID Vaccine: Good Science and the Science for the Human Good" Webinar
February 12, 2021 Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria, IL
March 5-6, 2020 Bishop Guertin High School, Nashua, NH
January 9, 2020 Gulf Coast Faith Formation Conference
September 13, 2019 Diocese of Evansville, IN
May 20, 2019 Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA
April 6, 2019 Diocese of Tyler, TX
February 15, 2019 Mid-Atlantic Congress, Baltimore, MD
January 22, 2019 Holy Cross School, New Orleans, LA
September 14, 2018 Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL
June 3-4, 2018 Archdiocese of San Francisco, St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park, CA
April 19, 2018 Archdiocese of Baltimore, St. John's Catholic Prep, Frederick, MD
February 5, 2018  Archdiocese of New York, Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, NY
November 8, 2017 Archdiocese of Baltimore, St. Michael's Church, Mt. Airy, MD
June 5, 2017 Archdiocese of San Francisco, St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park, CA
April 4, 2017 Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood, MA
March 18, 2017 Padua Academy, Wilmington, DE
March 13, 2017 Mercy High School, Middletown, CT