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Aug. 29, 2000



CUA, John Paul II Institute Examine “Faith and Reason”


The Catholic University of America and the John Paul II Institute join together this fall in presenting a lecture and discussion series exploring Pope John Paul II’s encyclical on faith and reason. The series, to be held at CUA, examines the encyclical from cultural, scientific and philosophical viewpoints.

The first seminar, “Fides et Ratio and Culture,” will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, and will feature keynote lecturer Bishop Angelo Scola, rector of the Pontifical Lateran University and president of the John Paul II Institute in Rome. CUA President, the Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., will deliver opening remarks at the William J. Byron S.J. Auditorium at CUA’s Columbus School of Law

In the second discussion, “Fides et Ratio and Scientific Inquiry,” Michael Behe, professor of biochemistry at Lehigh University and author of Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, will address participants at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in CUA’s Caldwell Hall auditorium.

Jude P. Dougherty, dean emeritus of CUA’s School of Philosophy, will present the third talk, “Fides et Ratio and Philosophical Inquiry,” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Caldwell Hall auditorium.

For more information, contact Anca Nemoianu at 202-319-5256.




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