Atheism & science

 For every house is built by some man: but he that created all things, is God.

~Hebrews 3:4

The heavens shew forth the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the work of his hands.

~Psalms 18:2

Faith and science: "Though faith is above reason, there can never be any real discrepancy between faith and reason. Since the same God who reveals mysteries and infuses faith has bestowed the light of reason on the human mind, God cannot deny himself, nor can truth ever contradict truth." "Consequently, methodical research in all branches of knowledge, provided it is carried out in a truly scientific manner and does not override moral laws, can never conflict with the faith, because the things of the world and the things of faith derive from the same God. The humble and persevering investigator of the secrets of nature is being led, as it were, by the hand of God in spite of himself, for it is God, the conserver of all things, who made them what they are."

To be human, "man's response to God by faith must be free, and. . . therefore nobody is to be forced to embrace the faith against his will. The act of faith is of its very nature a free act." "God calls men to serve him in spirit and in truth. Consequently they are bound to him in conscience, but not coerced. . . This fact received its fullest manifestation in Christ Jesus." Indeed, Christ invited people to faith and conversion, but never coerced them. "For he bore witness to the truth but refused to use force to impose it on those who spoke against it. His kingdom. . . grows by the love with which Christ, lifted up on the cross, draws men to himself."

Believing in Jesus Christ and in the One who sent him for our salvation is necessary for obtaining that salvation. "Since "without faith it is impossible to please [God]" and to attain to the fellowship of his sons, therefore without faith no one has ever attained justification, nor will anyone obtain eternal life 'But he who endures to the end.'"


A List of 244 Priest-Scientists (From Acosta to Zupi)

Is the Church anti-science? Absolutely not!
National Catholic Register, Article by Angelo Stagnaro: Here is a list of Catholic priests, brothers, bishops, abbots, cardinals, popes (and, in at least four cases, saints) who have made major contributions to science. For those interested in learning more about these men, links are provided  to Wikipedia articles.

Answering Atheism - Trent Horn

Trent Horn introduces the common Atheist objections to theism. These questions are addressed fully in his book, "Answering Atheism."

Answering the New Atheism

YouTube:An interview with Dr Scott Hahn and Dr Benjamin Wiker about their book, "Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins' Case Against God." 

Bishop Barron on Atheism

A selection of video commentaries by Bishop Barron on Science, Atheism and the existence of God.

Creation, Evolution and the Crisis of Faith. What Does the Catholic Church Teach?

Andy's Resource-of-the-Month, May 2019
A 7-part online video series: The Church has not stated dogmatically how the book of Genesis is to be interpreted when it comes to the matter of how God created. As Catholics, we are able to examine the scientific data and draw our own conclusions. This video series challenges our intellect, and the scientific theories that have been presented attempting to explain the existence of life. This series presents perhaps a largely unaccepted (at this point), but worthwhile angle to consider, reflecting on scientific discoveries, both old and new.
Let’s together examine both sides of the proverbial coin as we try to understand the existence and meaning of life and matter in this fascinating universe of ours.



Catholic Answers staff respond to callers' questions about the existence of God.

Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism

Franciscan University Presents, Published on Nov 11, 2014: Join Host Michael Hernon, panelists Dr. Regis Martin and Dr. Scott Hahn, and special guest Dr. Paul Vitz, Senior Scholar at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences and author of "Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism", as they discuss how the relationship that we have with our earthly fathers affects our relationship with our Heavenly Father.



This encyclical concerns some false opinions threatening to undermine the foundations of Catholic doctrine.

Reason Faith Science .com

A great new website dedicated to debunking the myth that religion and science are enemies. This site provides resources, information and materials to help educate the world on the truth of the matter:
"In Catholicism, there is a longstanding tradition of science and religion operating in unison, lifting humanity toward the truth like the two wings of a bird."
Are you a U.S. resident? If so, you can order free Word on FireFaith and Science posters to hang in your place of business, parish, community centre, etc. Just pay shipping.

Summa Theologica - THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

Jocelyne's Resource-of-the-Month - December 2018
This section of Saint Thomas Aquinas' famous work the, Summa Theologica, deals with arguments for the existence of God.

The Case For Jesus - Dr. Brant Pitre

YouTube (Approx. 1 Hour): A presentation given by Brant Pitre as part of the Newman Lecture Series at Our Lady of Wisdom Church and Catholic Student Center on the campus of the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Based on his book, "The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ" 

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences

"The Pontifical Academy of Sciences is international in scope, multi-racial in composition, and non-sectarian in its choice of members. The work of the Academy comprises six major areas: Fundamental science; Science and technology of global problems; Science for the problems of the developing world; Scientific policy; Bioethics; Epistemology."


– Promoting the progress of the mathematical, physical and natural sciences, and the study of related epistemological questions and issues
– Recognising excellence in science
– Stimulating an interdisciplinary approach to scientific knowledge
– Encouraging international interaction
– Furthering participation in the benefits of science and technology by the greatest number of people and peoples
– Promoting education and the public’s understanding of science
– Ensuring that science works to advance of the human and moral dimension of man
– Achieving a role for science which involves the promotion of justice, development, solidarity, peace, and the resolution of conflict
– Fostering interaction between faith and reason and encouraging dialogue between science and spiritual, cultural, philosophical and religious values
– Providing authoritative advice on scientific and technological matters
– Cooperating with the members of other Academies in a friendly spirit to promote such objectives.

The Problem of Evil and Suffering

YouTube Video: Dr Peter Kreeft lectures on the most convincing argument against theism: that evil and suffering exist, therefore a good and loving God does not. Dr. Kreeft answers listener questions in the end.

Why Be Catholic?: Science and the Existence of God

This is an excerpt from the DVD, "Why be Catholic?" featuring Tim Staples and published by Catholic Answers.

Vatican Observatory Foundation

"Scientists, philanthropists and the Catholic Church promoting scientific research of the heavens through the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, and public engagement through presentations, social media, and educational outreach programs."

Faith and Science Resources

A selection of hundreds of articles, videos, and audio files on the topic of Faith and Science, for the use of Catholic educators and educated Catholics, produced by members of theVatican Observatory with the support of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.