Barbara Padilla, a Mexican-American operatic soprano singer, will be joining us on Wednesday, April 21 at 7 pm to discuss the ways in which we can see God's design in our lives- and as a cancer survivor and runner up on America's Got Talent, she speaks from amazing personal experience. You won't want to miss this event! Register now on our Speakers page!
We begin our next written series, our Faith and Science Series, with an overview written by our very own Dr. Nicholas Rossi. This series will consider the relationship and history between faith and science, both throughout history and in today's world. Dr. Rossi sets the stage for this exploration by giving an overview of how and when some of the tensions between faith and science came about. Check it out!
Discernment isn't only for determining which vocation we are called to- it can be used every day! Nicole Majerus, a senior Human Physiology major on the Pre-Physician's Assistant track at Iowa, is also one of our Outreach Fellows at the Newman Catholic Student Center. Listen here as she breaks down what discernment is and why you can use it daily!
On Wednesday, March 3, the Rossi Center for Faith and Culture welcomed Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, Ph.D., Director of Education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, for a virtual presentation over ethical concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. Fr. Tad addressed both the morality of the use of fetal cell lines derived from abortion in the making and testing of the COVID-19 vaccines as well as the ethical dilemma for those receiving such vaccines. While the Catholic Church does not endorse vaccines developed this way, it is morally permissible to receive these vaccines because of the risk that not receiving it would present to the individual and to society. He encouraged individuals to do their part to contact the companies who are responsible for the research and development of vaccines to express their ethical concerns with using these aborted fetal cell lines and encourage other means in development and testing that show greater respect for the dignity of human life.
For more information and for the full talk, you can visit Father Tad's website or visit our Speaker's page to find a recording of the talk from one of his previous events.