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Kenrick-Glennon classes to show links of science, theology

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary professor John Finley taught Philosophy of Nature to juniors and pre-theology I students at the seminary.

In some quarters of society, faith and science are considered to be mutually exclusive, akin to oil and water, incompatible with modern life.

One problem with that: It's wrong. The two fit hand in glove.

"Absolutely, they go together," said John Finley, a philosophy professor at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. "Anything legitimately discovered by science can only help in terms of the overall evangelization effort of our Church ... and our understanding of God's creation.

"Since God is the author of it all, of course, it's going to complement what we learn in theology."

Collaboration between Paul VI, Holy Apostles to expand educational opportunities

Students at the Pontifical Paul VI Catechetical Institute may apply courses toward an online master's degree at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, as part of a new collaboration between the two educational institutions.

Those who have completed courses taught by approved instructors at Paul VI, dating back to 2010, will receive up to nine credit hours toward an online master's degree in theology or pastoral studies at Holy Apostles, located in Cromwell, Conn. The credits will be applied as elective courses toward the degrees. Both master's programs each require 36 credit hours.

GUEST COLUMNIST | Avoiding the separation of soul and body

Ed Hogan

Bruce Jenner has declared himself a woman. Two thoughts occur to me.

First: I think he's wrong, and wrong in a way that is profoundly dangerous for our culture. (Before you get outraged, because "how dare I judge the authenticity of another's experience?" just realize that, in your outrage, you are judging mine.)

Second: I don't really think I'm any better than -- or, really, very different from -- Jenner. The details are different, but the principle is the same. So when I say I think he's profoundly wrong and dangerously so, the first person I'm judging is myself.

The law of apology

I was trying to get onto the highway, but I was in the wrong lane. So I started to inch over into the next lane.

That's when I saw him -- the guy I almost cut off. Realizing my mistake, I straightened back out into my own lane. But the guy I almost cut off wasn't done with me yet. He inched his car forward until it was even with mine, gave me the stink eye and started jawing at me.

I rolled down my passenger window, and he did the same. As we squared off against each other, I uttered the words that ended the exchange:

"Everyone makes mistakes. I made a mistake."

The Lost Souls

Oppression and fear weighed heavily on the new homeowner who encountered a lost soul.

Walking into a room, the homeowner noticed in the middle of the floor a folder full of documents pertaining to a stranger's military career. The new inhabitant asked the neighbors about the person mentioned in the documents. The neighbors said they were about the home's previous occupant, who died in the war in Afghanistan.

'Definition of Marriage' presentation set at several locations

A presentation on "The Definition of Marriage -- According to God" will be given at locations throughout the archdiocese in June.

Ed Hogan, director of the Paul VI Institute and associate professor of systematic theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Shrewsbury, will be the speaker, and a question-and-answer session will follow.

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