Symposium: Pastoral Issues in Science and Human Dignity
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame, and the USCCB Committee on Doctrine
Wednesday, February 12 - Friday, February 14, 2014
The purpose of the symposium is to help bishops and their diocesan educational officials explore some of the fundamental theoretical issues in the relationship between science and religion, and some of the practical issues that flow from the interaction between science and religion. It will also include special presentations in the University Planetarium (Notre Dame's Digital Visualization Theater) and on materials and methods available to diocesan, parish and school educators. The symposium is free of charge to each bishop and an educational official accompanying the bishop.
Marc Cardinal Ouellet, P.S.S. | Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops
Dr. Christopher T. Baglow
Professor, Dogmatic Theology, Notre Dame Seminary School of Theology, New Orleans
Director, Pope Benedict XVI Institute for Faith, Ethics & Science
Dr. Stephen M. Barr
Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Delaware
Director, Bartol Research Institute
Dr. John C. Cavadini
McGrath-Cavadini Director, Institute for Church Life
Professor, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame
Dr. Kenneth N. Garcia
Associate Director, College of Arts & Letters, University of Notre Dame, IN
Dr. Christian Smith
The William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology
Director, Notre Dame Center for Social Research, University of Notre Dame, IN
Dr. O. Carter Snead
Professor, Law School, University of Notre Dame
Director, Center of Ethics and Culture
Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.
Magis Center of Reason and Faith, Irvine CA
How do I register?
- Please contact John Cavadini, Director of the Institute for Church Life, to hold a space at this symposium. This event is by invitation only; participants should have received a letter of invitation from Professor Cavadini.
- Register online.
- The registration form needs to be completed by Friday, December 31, 2013.
Travel and accommodations
Participants should make travel arrangements through Anthony Travel, who will bill the ICL directly for the cost of airfare. Please plan to book your airline tickets before December 31, 2013.
- Please ask for travel agent Kris Felton.
Phone: 800-366-3772 (ask for Kris); 574-284-4759
- Please be prepared to provide details, i.e., time and date you need to arrive and depart, and the name of the conference.
- Participants are responsible for their own travel to/from the airport.
- Participants will be staying at the Morris Inn, located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The ICL will book hotel reservations for all conference participants; please do not contact the Morris Inn directly for your reservation.
Institute for Church Life
342 Geddes Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556