Hey Seattle! It’s the New Season of the Chesterton Society!

Dear Friends of the Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society,

The Seattle Chesterton Society proudly announces the upcoming first event of this season, Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 PM at the UW Newman Center — an evening of discussion concerning “The Problem (or Problems?) of Faith and Science”, led by our guest speaker for the evening, Rev. Raphael Mary Salzillo, O.P.

Please see below for full details concerning this first event of the season.  Please see also our full Events Calendar for more details pertaining to this new 2011-2012 season.

The UW Newman Center is located at 4502 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105.  Please note
that parking space at UW Newman Center is limited.  Commuters may park in the nearby N5 lot at the University, accessible via the north gate at NE 45th and Memorial Way.  There is a $5.00 charge for evening parking.

We hope to see you on October 20th!

Yours faithfully,

The Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society

Thursday, October 20, 2011, at 7:30 PM, UW Newman Center

The Problem (or Problems?) of Faith and Science

Fr. Raphael Mary Salzillo, O.P.
UW Newman Center

Many people believe that faith and science contradict one another or at least that they are in tension. The so-called “problem of faith and science” is really a family of distinct problems that science raises (or seems to raise) in regard to faith.  But which of these “problems” are really problems for the Christian?  Does the advent of empirical science make it less rational to be a Christian?  This evening the Society invites you to join us and our speaker in a lively discussion of these questions.

Fr. Raphael Mary Salzillo was raised as an Evangelical Protestant in a little town on the Oregon coast, and later converted to the Catholic faith. He did his undergraduate work in Applied Physics at Caltech and continued his studies in the PhD program at UC San Diego. He left the PhD program to enter the Dominican Order in the fall of 2001. After eight years of studies and formation as a Dominican friar, Fr. Raphael Mary was ordained a priest on May 30th, 2009 and sent to Seattle for his first assignment at Blessed Sacrament Church and the UW Newman Center.

  • Marthe Lépine

    All this sounds so interesting! But I live a little too far away. Would someone have time to tell me if there is a Chesterton Society and/or some organized group of people interested in distributism in my area (Ottawa, Canada) or within driving distance, please?


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