13 INFLUENTIAL CATHOLIC SCIENTISTS BANNER-3

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Among the many Catholic scientists who have shaped history, this timeline highlights thirteen men and women—from the 13th century onward—who let their faith lead them on a journey to scientific truth.

 

Why a timeline of Catholic scientists? 

Many people have been told that faith and science are opposites.

These 13 Catholic scientists demonstrate that faith is what often propelled them to delve deeper into the mysteries of the universe; and science revealed to them the purpose and order in our universe, indicating a creator and strengthening their faith. 

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"There is a common misperception that science and faith are opposed - nothing could be further from the truth."

-Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D

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