Listers, “faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.” The opening line of Pope John Paul II’s Fides et Ratio embodies the Catholic belief that faith and reason must be harmonious. Extending that harmony to their various bodies of knowledge, Sacred Doctrine and the empirical sciences must also harmonize. There is only one God. The same God who inspired Holy Scripture is the same God who wrote the laws of reality. The actual way in which they harmonize, however, can be a monumental task at times. SPL has collected 30 quotes that demonstrate the history of Catholicism and evolution, and the list stands as a great exemplar of the dialogue between the Faith and the sciences. And while a meme does not serve to explain the relationship between faith and reason, it can work as a humorous way to dispel caricatural notions of Catholicism being anti-science.

 

Memes and More

 

Genetics meme monk

Gregor Johann Mendel (July 20, 1822– January 6, 1884) was a German-speaking Silesian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the new science of genetics. – Wikipedia

 

Hospital Meme

 

Science Catholic meme

 

Wonka Science Meme

 

Barron not impressed meme

 

Catholic Sceince Meme 3

Roger Bacon, O.F.M. (c. 1214–1294) (scholastic accolade Doctor Mirabilis, meaning “wonderful teacher”), was an English philosopher and Franciscan friar who placed considerable emphasis on the study of nature through empirical methods. – Wikipedia

 

Science Sisters meme

 

Big Bang Graphic

 

Big Bang Theory Meme

 

Jesuit Big Bang Meme 2

 

Faith and Science meme

 

Jesuits moon meme

 

God wrote Science meme

 

What other Catholic scientist memes should we add? Let us know.