The Catholic Faith and Science, Austin, TX
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November 16, 2023
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Join our Workshop staff and Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. for a one-day program on the connections between faith and science. Explore ways to help students confront today’s biases towards atheism, relativism, and scientism. Deepen your faith by examining what science shows about the Shroud of Turin, Eucharistic miracles, the age of the universe, and more.
This Workshop blends scholar presentations with interactive pedagogical sessions, giving you a chance to explore content with a respected scholar, as well as explore and simulate practical teaching strategies with ready-to-use classroom materials. Share best practices with your fellow teachers, enjoy catered breakfast and lunch, and engage in both formal and informal discussions.
Registration for this event is being handled by the Diocese of Austin Office of Catholic Schools. Click here to register.
Breakfast and Check-In
Wonders of Nature
Spend time reflecting on various visual images of creation to explore how faith and reason go together.
What Students Need to Know to Maintain their Faith in College and Beyond: Scientific Evidence for God, Jesus, and the Eucharist Part 1
Enjoy the first talk by Fr. Spitzer, followed by Q & A.
Scientific Evidence for an Intelligent Creator
Engage in interactive activities that will show your students how scientific evidence—from the expansion of the universe, to entropy, to the fine-tuning of physical laws—make belief in God completely reasonable.
What Students Need to Know to Maintain their Faith in College and Beyond: Scientific Evidence for God, Jesus, and the Eucharist Part 2
Enjoy the second talk by Fr. Spitzer followed by Q&A
Exploring Eucharistic Miracles
Participate in memorable hands-on activities so your students will not only be familiar with Eucharistic miracles, but know how science consistently confirms their authenticity.
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