Great Catholic Scientists: Discoveries and Lives of Faith

Two leading scientists from the Vatican Observatory explore profound questions of faith and science through the lives of contributions of great Catholic scientists.

Tracing back across 1,000 years of history, you’ll reflect on the role of faith in science with Dr. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, nicknamed the “Pope’s Astronomer,” and his friend and colleague Dr. Michelle Francl-Donnay, an award-winning professor of chemistry at Bryn Mawr College.

Beginning with a brief overview of the history of science, Consolmagno and Francl-Donnay highlight Catholic contributions to medicine, mathematics, computer science, astronomy, and chemistry before arriving at the question of our place in the cosmos.

Podcast-style audio course – 12 Topics

Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins

Great Catholic Scientists: Discoveries and Lives of Faith

  • Dr. Michelle M. Francl-Donnay, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Ph.D

Bundles

Video Bundle: Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with a Vatican Scientist + The Intersection of Science and Theology: Evolutionary Theory and Creation – 9 CDs Total

  • Dr. Guy Consolmagno S.J., Ph.D.Fr. & James F. Salmon, S.J., Ph.D.

Video Bundle Galileo: Science, Faith, and the Catholic Church + An Introduction to the Universe: The Big Ideas of Astronomy – 24 Lectures Total

  • Fr. Harvey D. Egan, S.J., D.Theol., & Dr. Guy Consolmagno S.J., Ph.D.

Video/Audio Bundle: The Intersection of Science and Theology: Evolutionary Theory and Creation + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with a Vatican Scientist – 8 Discs Total

  • Br. Guy Consolmagno S.J., Ph.D., Fr. James F. Salmon, S.J., Ph.D.

Video Bundle: An Introduction to the Universe: The Big Ideas of Astronomy + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with a Vatican Scientist – 9 Discs Total

  • Dr. Guy Consolmagno S.J., Ph.D.

Video Bundle: God’s Creation: A Course on Theology and the Environment + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with a Vatican Scientist – 8 DVDs Total

  • Sr. Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF, Ph.D., & Dr. Guy Consolmagno S.J., Ph.D.

Video/Audio Bundle: The Intersection of Science and Theology: Evolutionary Theory and Creation + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with a Vatican Scientist – 8 Discs Total

  • Fr. James F. Salmon, S.J., Ph.D., & Dr. Guy Consolmagno S.J., Ph.D.

Audio/Video Bundle: Why is Consciousness so Mysterious? + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with a Vatican Scientist – 7 Discs Total

  • Dr. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Ph.D. & Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, Ph.D.

Audio/Video Bundle: Your Astonishing Brain + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with a Vatican Scientist – 7 Discs Total

  • Dr. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Ph.D. & Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, Ph.D.

Video-Audio Bundle: Is Our Will Truly Free? + Meaning: Exploring the Big Questions of the Cosmos with a Vatican Scientist – 15 Lectures Total

  • Dr. Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Ph.D. & Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, Ph.D.

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