EVENTS:

The Moral Arguments in the Embryo Adoption Debate

Presenters: Dr. Charles Robertson and Dr. Elizabeth Rex

Click here to learn more from this May 8, 2021 webinar.

Male and Female He Created Them – Understanding Gender Dysphoria

Presenters: Dr. Paul Hruz and Fr. Philip Bochanski

Click here to learn more from this March 6, 2021 webinar.

Is it Moral to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine? A Constructive Dialogue

Presenters: Dr. Melissa Moschella and Dr. Stacy Trasancos

Click here to learn more from this February 13, 2021 webinar.

Do you want to be Genetically Engineered?

Presenters: Fr. Kevin FitzGerald, SJ, Tim Hunt, and Richard Doerflinger.

Click here to learn more from this October 10, 2020 webinar.

Co-sponsored by Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (ITEST) • WCAT Radio • En Route Books and Media • Society of Catholic Scientists • Office of Consecrated Life – St. Louis Archdiocese • Department of Medical Humanities, School of Medicine at Creighton University • St. Louis Guild of the Catholic Medical Association • Liberty Institute for Faith & Ethics (L.I.F.E)

Screen Time during COVID-19 and Beyond

Presenters: Sister Marysia Weber, RSM, DO, MA, Fr. Jason Signalness, and Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP

Click here to learn more from this May 23, 2020 webinar..

The Shroud of Turin

Presenters: Mark Antonacci and Fr. John Nickolai

Click here to learn more from this April 25, 2020 webinar sponsored by ITEST, St. Louis Archdiocese Office of Consecrated Life, and the St. Louis Guild of the Catholic Medical Association.

COVID-19 and Man’s Continued Desire for God

Presenters: Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, OP, Fr. Thomas J. Davis, and Deacon Donald W. Sparling.

Click here to learn more from this webinar produced in partnership with the Saint John Paul II Bioethics Center on March 31, 2020.

Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict

Presented by Dr. Stephen Barr at the 24th Annual Peter Kenrick Lecture on Science and Religion

Click here to learn more from this November 14, 2019 webinar.

Is Evolution Catholic?

Our answer is yes — the kind of evolution that only God could guide to our present state.

Presenters: Dr. David Keys and Fr. Earl Muller, SJ

Click here to learn more from our November 15, 2019 webinar.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Conference
Held on Sunday, November 18, 2018
The Cardinal Rigali Center, St Louis, MO 

“Our Lady of Guadalupe: Icon of a New Church and a New America” 

Catholic Education Website or Catholic News Agency Website

An Evening with The Shroud of Turin

Held on October 26, 2017, at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, the viewing of a replica of the Shroud of Turin that is housed permanently at the Seminary. 

Is there anything new to say about the Shroud? Was the Carbon 14 Dating of 1988 Valid or Not? We will probe these and other questions revolving around the Shroud with keynote speakers, Father John Nickolai, Associate Pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Imperial Missouri and Mark Antonacci, lawyer and author of Test the Shroud,* 2015. Serving on the panel will be scientists Arthur C. Lind and Robert A. Rucker.

The Changing Role of Technology in End of Life Issues
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Held at the Allied Health Professional Building on the South Campus of St. Louis University. A recommended reading was “Catholic Health Care Ministry and Contemporary Culture: The Growing Divide” an article, written in 2009 by Dr. Ed Pellegrino.

To download a pdf of Dr. Ed Pellegrino’s essay “Catholic Health Care Ministry and Contemporary Culture: The Growing Divide”

ITEST Conf Broch 2016

Pellegrino Article

Teaching Science and Faith – Conflict or Confluence?
For High School Science and Religion Teachers

While the videos are no longer available, a great deal else is. Click here to go to the Magis Center.

ITEST Conference on
Economic Justice in the 21st Century
Myth or Reality

Held on October 23-24, 2014, at the Cardinal Rigali Center in St Louis, MO. Speakers included:  Dr. Edward J. O’Boyle, economist and senior research associate at the Mayo Research Institute, West Monroe, Louisiana; Dr. Hermann Frieboes, theologian and adjunct professor at Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut and University of Louisville, Kentucky, and Dr. Martin Rafanan, Community Organizer, Fast Food Worker Movement and Co-Chair of the Workers Rights Board of Missouri Jobs with Justice.

Can Science Tell Us Anything About God?

ITEST sponsored a lecture by Father Robert Spitzer, SJ, on Friday, May 2, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cardinal Rigali Center. 

ITEST 2012 Fall Conference

“An Open Forum on Early Human Life Issues: A Constructive Dialog

ITEST 2011 Fall Workshop Archive

Cyberspace Safety for Teens in an Age of Facebook, Twitter and Texting

Below are the presenters from the Fall 2011 Workshop. 

 The Presenters and Topics:

Pornography Addiction
Bart Niedner, Former Mayor of Louisiana, MO

Digitally Enhanced & Socially Detached: The Power and Influence of the Internet 
Travis Smith, PhD, LPC, Program Director, LifeStar of Eastern Missouri

Download the Travis Smith Document by clicking here

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