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Sundays at CTU: Preaching with the Sciences

May 22, 2022 @ 3:00 PM CT - May 22, 2022 @ 6:00 PM CT

Edward Foley, Capuchin

Edward Foley, Capuchin is a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order. An award winning author and celebrated preacher, he has been honored with lifetime achievement awards from national and international organizations.

Dr. Grace Wolf-Chase

Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Institute

Dr. Gerald Liu

Director of Collegiate Ministries, Initiatives, and Belonging for the Global Board of Higher Education and Ministry, United Methodist Church

Rev. Matthew S. O’Donnell, DMin

Pastor, St. Moses the Black Parish

At the annual Dr. Barry Rankin Sunday at CTU on God’s Creation, CTU will present a panel presentation, Preaching with the Sciences, moderated by Ed Foley, Capuchin, Duns Scotus Professor Emeritus of Spirituality.


A primary way Roman Catholics explore their faith and nourish their spirituality is by participating in Sunday Mass and actively engaging in the homily. However, few preachers explicitly connect faith or spirituality with science. A recent grant from the John Templeton Foundation has gathered scientists and leading homileticians to explore the positive contributions science can make to preaching, and consequently contribute to more contemporary modes of believing. Our panelists will address how such contributions are grounded in the rich imaginations that scientists bring to their work as well as in scientific discoveries that have a potential for revealing religious truths and even shedding new insight on ancient teachings and beliefs.


To learn more about the Preaching with the Sciences program at CTU, click here.

Sundays at CTU: Preaching with the Sciences

3:00 pm Sunday Eucharist (all are welcome)

4:00 pm Panel Presentation

5:00 Reception 


The James and Catherine Denny Center

5416 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Tel. 773.371.5400



About the Dr. Barry Rankin Sundays at CTU Lecture Series on God’s Creation

In 2019, the Dr. Barry Rankin Sundays at CTU Lecture Series on God’s Creation was established to explore themes of eco-theology, celebrating a “cosmos saturated with divinity.” The series memorializes the scholarship and contributions of the late Dr. Barry Rankin, a key organizer of Catholic Theological Union.

This event will take place both online and in-person. Please register to receive the Zoom link. If you have any questions, please contact devoffice@ctu.edu.




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