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39th Convention: Science and Religion

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The Fellowship is proud to honor the following people at our Convention.




Cardinal Wright Award Dr. Stephen M. Barr
Cardinal O’Boyle Award Most Rev. William E Lori
Founders Award Sr. Dr. Hanna Klaus
Executive Director, Natural Family Planning Ctr.

Description

This convention addresses the relationship between religion and faith, and science. Increasingly, a secular “scientism” sees faith and religion and outmoded, irrational, and in fundamental tension with the values, methods, and outcomes of the empirical sciences. This conference will address these claims and alleged tensions. Our keynote speakers include Stephen Barr, Maureen Condic, and Michael Behe. Our panel discussions cover topics such as the new atheists, the Aristotelian tradition of natural philosophy and its continuing relevance, faith and scientific method, and more.

Schedule

Friday, September 23, 2016
9:00am Board Meeting
FCS Board Meeting
 
12 Noon Registration
Convention Registration Opens
 
3:00pm Prayer
Special Welcoming Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral
Celebrated by Cardinal Wuerl
4:30pm Session 1
Responding to the New Atheism
Fr. Terry Ehrman, C.S.C – University of Notre Dame
4:30pm Session 1
Responding to the New Atheism
Dr. Tim Pawl – University of St. Thomas
4:30pm Session 1
Responding to the New Atheism
Dr. Katherin Rogers – University of Delaware
6:30pm Dinner
Award Dinner for O'Boyle Recipient
 
8:15pm Session 2
Wright Medalist's Address
Dr. Stephen Barr – University of Delaware
9:45pm Prayer
Compline
 
Saturday, September 24, 2016
7:15am Prayer
Mass
 
8:00am Breakfast
Breakfast
 
9:00am Session 3
Natural Philosophy and Modern Science
Dr. Phillip Sloan – University of Notre Dame
9:00am Session 3
Natural Philosophy and Modern Science
Dr. William Carroll – Oxford University
9:00am Session 3
Natural Philosophy and Modern Science
Dr. Michael Hanby – John Paul II Institute
11:15am Session 4
Plenary Address
Dr. Maureen Condic – University of Utah
12:30pm Lunch
Lunch
Expanded Reason Award Competition – Announcement by Max Bonilla
2:00pm Session 5
Faith and the Scientific Method
Dr. Stacy Trasancos – Holy Apostles College and Seminary
2:00pm Session 5
Faith and the Scientific Method
Dr. Dan Toma – Minnesota State University Mankato
2:00pm Session 5
Faith and the Scientific Method
Dr. Alexander Sich – Franciscan University
4:00pm
Disciplinary Based Breakout Sessions
Arranged by Fr. Michael McDermott SJ
6:00pm Award Banquet
Awards Banquet
 
Sunday, September 25, 2016
7:00am Prayer
Mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral
 
8:45am Breakfast
Breakfast Buffet
 
10:00am Session 6
Science and Education
Dr. Chris Baglow – Notre Dame Seminary
10:00am Session 6
Science and Education
Fr. Nicanor Austriaco – Providence College
11:15am Session 7
Concluding Address
Dr. Michael Behe – Lehigh University
 
 
 

Discussion Groups

The discussion groups are closed for this convention.

Our special thanks to everyone involved in organizing them.

The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars


Convention Dates

Start date: 23September, 2016
End date: 25September, 2016
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