It happened on JULY 25

1880

Giuseppe Moscati was born in Benevento, in Italy. Known as the "doctor of the poor", hes showed his great Christian faith in the medical-scientific field. Pope Paul VI beatified him on 16 November 1975 and John Paul II canonized him on 25 October 1987.

1978

Louise Brown was born. He was the first baby to ever be conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF). The Catholic Church’s position on in vitro fertilization, as well as other analogous human fertility treatments, is expressed in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s document Dignitas personae, published in 2008. Dignitas personae developed and updated what had already been stated in Donum vitae, published in 1987.

700 years from the birth of St. Bonaventure

The Philosophy of St. Bonaventure On Creation, Etienne Gilson (1938)

The six forms of Light unified in the unique divine creation, from On the Reduction of the Arts to Theology (1255-1257)

On the Steps of Ascension into God and on the Sight of Him Through His Vestiges in the Universe, from The Journey of the Mind into God (1259)

On the Sight of God in His Vestiges in the Sensible World, from The Journey of the Mind into God (1259)


Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science

The Encyclopedia, published by the Centro di Documentazione Interdisciplinare di Scienza e Fede operating at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, provides new, scholarly articles in the rapidly growing international field of Religion and Science (ISSN: 2037-2329).

Anthology and Documents

In order to make some relevant documents better known in the scientific community, the section provides key materials for study and reflection concerning the dialogue among science, philosophy, and theology.