Going in depth

2015: On the International Light Year

2015: The Year of Light is here!, by G. Tanzella-Nitti
At the dawn of scientific questions on the nature of light: Selected Queries from Isaac Newton’s Opticks (1704)
Old and new perspectives in the theory of light: The nature of light and radiation according to L. de Broglie, Light and Matter (1937)



2013: Year of Faith

Do Scientists speak of God? A Selection of Texts from the Present and the Past

Year of Faith

Charles R. Darwin, A Selection of Letters on God’s Existence and the Theory of Evolution (1860-1879)

Werner K. Heisenberg, Science and Religion (1927)

Theodosius Dobzhanski, Humanism and Humanity (1967)

Allan R. Sandage, Reflections on Religious Belief (1997)

Francis Collins, The Scientist as Believer (2009)

What Scientists Really Think (2010), by Elaine Howard Ecklund

50° Anniversary of the Opening of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965)

Year of FaithSecond Vatican Council’s Message to Scientists, December 8, 1965

The Teachings of the Vatican Council II on Faith and Culture: a Concise Introduction and a Selection of Texts, by G. Tanzella-Nitti

Key-points of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1997) concerning Faith, Reason and Scientific Knowledge

The Official English web site on the Year of Faith

2012: 350th Anniversary: Blaise Pascal's Death (1623 - 1662)

Blaise Pascal

Pascal on Faith and Reason: Thoughts beyond the Wager, by Luca Arcangeli

The Inescapable Human Reflection on the Ultimante Questions, from Penseés, fragments B 194 - B 195

Faith and Reason in Blaise Pascal’s Memorial, from R. Guardini, Pascal For Our Time (1935)

Science and Religion in Blaise Pascal's Life, from W.R. Shea, Designing Experiments and Games of Chance (2003)

The complete English text of Pascal's Penseés (Thoughts), from Bartleby Great Books on line

First Centenary of Alan Turing's birth (1912-1954)

Alan Turing


John D. Barrow, Computability and Turing’ Machine, from The World within the World (1988)

A. Turing’s historical article: Computing Machinery and Intelligence, in Mind (1950)

The official Alan Turing’s Centenary web site



John Paul II's Beatification, May 1, 2011

Faith Must Become Culture: John Paul II’s Legacy to Intellectuals and Scientists, by Joaquín Navarro-Valls

John Paul II on Science and Religion: A Deeply Appreciative Reflection, by Robert J. Russell


In Homage to John Paul II: Thoughts on Science and Religion

John Paul II’s Teachings on Faith, Culture and Scientific Thought on this web site

John Paul II’s Beatification official site

John Paul II on Facebook