The Society of Catholic Scientists is an international lay organization founded in June of 2016 to foster fellowship among Catholic scientists and to witness to the harmony of faith and reason.
The Society hopes to answer the call of Pope St. John Paul II that 'members of the Church who are active scientists' be of service to those who are attempting to 'integrate the worlds of science and religion in their own intellectual and spiritual lives.' The Society will do this through annual conferences, symposia and seminars, discussion groups, lectures, and other activities.
In its first year, the SCS grew to 500 members. Nearly a hundred scientists attended its inaugural conference in April, 2017, along with theologians, philosophers, and historians.
The Society of Catholic Scientists is listed in the Official Catholic Directory and is a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code.