Common Questions

In Common Questions we give answers to questions that are frequently asked about the relationship between science and the Catholic faith. These answers are not intended to be complete discussions of the issues, but rather to present some of the most important points in a reasonably short, readable and accessible way. For those wishing to pursue a question further, we present for each Question a set of “Resources for further study.” References for quotations are given as footnotes, except for quotations from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which are generally given in parenthesis in the answer itself as “CCC” with the Catechism section number.

These answers were prepared by the Board of the SCS in consultation with the Theological Advisory Committee of SCS, which consists of theologians who are professors at Catholic seminaries. As time goes on, SCS intends to add more Questions, and more “Resources for further study” for existing Questions.