Institute Day: Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA

Science & Religion: Completing the Scientific Revolution? 

Arch San Fran

Monday, May 20, 2019: San Francisco, CA

The McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame and the Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA invite teachers to a 1-day workshop where participants will gain valuable insights for educating at the interface of science and religion.

Modern science emerged in the Middle Ages at Catholic universities in Europe. The Scientific Revolution is marked by a change to the mathematical description of nature, born of the Christian worldview that God created everything ordered and good. Science transformed the world but at the expense of philosophy and theology. Dr. Trasancos will explain how to reintegrate science with the Christian Creed, lead true progress, and bring science full circle back to its origins.

Dr. Stacy Trasancos









Stacy Trasancos is Executive Director of the St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization founded by Bishop Joseph Strickland in the Diocese of Tyler, TX. She has a Ph.D. in Chemistry and a M.A. in Dogmatic Theology, and is a nationally-recognized author, speaker, and educator on the topic of faith and science. She is a Fellow of the Bishop Robert Barron's Word of Fire Institute and participates in the Foundations New Orleans, a national week-long summer seminar for Catholic high school science and religion teachers. She is author of Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science (Ave Maria Press, 2016; Student edition in progress).



Through the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation, the Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA and the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, this Institute Day is FREE of charge for teachers who register by May 11, 2019. Late registration fee (May 12 or later): $25.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

8:15 AM Registration Check-In - Coffee and pastries available in the Multi-Purpose Room
8:45 AM Prayer and Welcome
9:00 AM Science in the Light of Faith: Part 1
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Science in the Light of Faith: Part 2
11:15AM Walk to Cathedral for Mass 
11:30 AM Celebration of the Eucharist
12:15 PM Lunch: Multi-Purpose Room
1:00 PM The Theology of Science: Part 1
2:00 PM Break
2:15 PM The Theology of Science: Part 2
3:15 PM Evaluation and Wrap-Up
3:30 PM Closing Prayer - End of the Institute Day

Location - Directions

Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA 1 Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco, CA 94109

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