Christian in the World

The Christian in the World Lecture Series is an integrated program of study, prayer and discussion for Catholics who want to live their faith more deeply. The program seeks to help participants gain a more profound understanding of the Scriptures and the Church, and to support lay people in exploring how to live their baptismal vocation in everyday life.

Fall 2019 CITW Lecture Series:

Interfacing Science and Religion

The fall 2019 Christian in the World series is devoted to exploring the relationship between science and religion. Over the four sessions of this series four speakers, all of whom are both men of faith and men of science, will explore the question from different angles and perspectives.

September 14

Session 1 – L’Affaire Galileo – a Broader Perspective
Br. Louis Nguyen, O.S.B., Adjunct Professor of Science at Mount Angel Seminary

October 12

Session 2 – Physics, Cosmology, and the Hidden Presence of God
Fr. Thomas Hosinski, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus, Department of Theology at the University of Portland

November 9

Session 3 – Faith and Science in Harmony: Biology, Pope Francis, and the Common Good
Dr. Russell Butkus, ret., University of Portland, and Dr. Steven Kolmes, University of Portland

December 14

Session 4Evolution in the Light of Catholic/Christian Belief in Creation
Br. Louis Nguyen, O.S.B., Adjunct Professor of Science at Mount Angel Seminary

Sample schedule:

8:00-8:45 Mass (Optional)
8:45-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Opening prayers/Introduction
9:15-10:05 First presentation
10:05-10:20 Break
10:20-11:10 Second presentation
11:10-11:20 Break
11:20-11:50 Dialogue with Speaker
12:00-12:15 Noon Prayer (Optional)

The schedule allows participants to attend Mass and Noon Prayer if they so wish.

Cost is $50 for the series (four Saturdays) or $15 a session. Student cost is $20 for the series or $5 a session. Beverages and morning snacks are provided.

Presentations take place in the Mount Angel Abbey Library Auditorium.


Questions? Please call Mary Ann Amsberry 503.769.3844.

To register by mail, please send check to:

Christian in the World
Mount Angel Abbey
Box 614, Saint Benedict, OR 97373

In the event of bad weather, please contact Mary Ann to find out if a presentation has been cancelled.