The third annual conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists was held on June 7-9, 2019 at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, USA.
The theme of the conference was “What does it mean to be human?” This included such questions as What is “human nature”? When did it appear? Did Neanderthals and other archaic species of Homo have it? When does an individual human life begin? Can human nature be changed by genetic engineering? In what ways are humans unique on earth? Are we unique in the cosmos? These questions were explored from the point of view of biology, paleoanthropology, philosophy, theology, and other disciplines.
Conference Program and Schedule:
Take a look at the Conference Program and Schedule
Directory of Videos of Talks:
Videos of 2019 conference talks
2019 St. Albert Award:
see information on the awardee Maureen L. Condic
Homily of Conference Mass:
see text of homily
Message to Conference from Archbishop Chaput:
see text of message
Media Coverage of Conference:
aleteia story on SCS and 2019 conference
Catholic World Report