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Science and Saving Stories that Shape Us

March 20, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - March 20, 2020 @ 2:00 PM

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Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ

Director of the Vatican Observatory, Rome

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Todd A. Salzmann, PhD

The Amelia and Emil Graff Professor of Catholic Theology, Creighton University

Why is science important for theology?

Why is theology important for science?

This day-long event will feature three different approaches to exploring these two burning questions.


First, there will be keynote presentations by two world-renowned speakers: Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ, Director of the Vatican Observatory, Rome and Todd A. Salzmann, PhD, the Amelia and Emil Graff Professor of Catholic Theology, Creighton University.


Second, teachers and students from four Chicagoland Catholic high schools will share innovative and creative projects and approaches to course lessons that engage a rich science and religion dialog.


And third, other sessions will highlight exciting and imaginative demonstrations and displays such as The International Jesuit Ecology Project’s, “Healing Earth,” a free online environmental textbook written by over 90 contributors around the world; and Zooniverse, the world’s largest platform for people-powered research, hosted by the Adler Planetarium’s Citizen Science Initiative.



Catholic Theological Union

5416 South Cornell Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60615


RSVP below by March 10th

*CTU request a student to chaperone ratio of 15-1. For group meal request, please contact Sr. Dawn Nothwehr, OSF at nothwda@ctu.edu.

Sandwiches come with chips, brownie, and a side. Vegan Bento Box includes grilled seasonal veggies on a bed of spinach, fresh seasonal fruit, cold rice, and bean salad, dried cranberries, trail mix