Wilmington, Del., May 26, 2018 / 15:20 pm
In his 1988 letter to the Director of the Vatican Observatory, Pope John Paul II called scientists who are members of the Church to "serve as a key resource" by providing a "much needed ministry" to those who find faith and science at odds.
Now, a group of scientists is rising to the late pope's challenge through what is known as the Society of Catholic Scientists.
Dr. Stephan Barr of the University of Delaware, founder and president of the society, explained that the group was created in 2016.
"Its main purpose was to promote spiritual and intellectual fellowship among faithful Catholics who work in the natural sciences, and also display the harmony between faith and science in an era when many doubt it," Barr told CNA.