In the News 2017-10-09T16:18:04+00:00

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National Catholic Reporter Features Ministry of Fr. Gus Puelo, a Winner in Our International Essay Competition

On the first Sunday of each month, St. Patrick Church in Norristown, Pa., become a “one-stop shop” for the health needs of its parishioners, many of whom are immigrants who otherwise lack access to healthcare and insurance. Fr. Gus Puelo worked with community members and area healthcare providers to begin the service, which also includes basic health education. Fr. Puelo authored an award-winning essay about the initiative in Round 2 of our International Essay Competition.

Read the full story in the National Catholic Reporter here.

Catholic News Service Features Re-engaging Science in Seminary Formation Initiative

Catholic News Service articleMore than 70 newspapers and websites published a Catholic News Service story by Dennis Sadowski, who wrote that “a wave of courses connecting branches of science with Catholic teaching is emerging in seminaries across the country.”

The article also was featured as a Catholic News Service “top story” on Twitter and appeared on websites including,,, and

Read the article, “$1.5 million grant boosts study of science, faith in seminaries.”

Additional Coverage

Free “Reading Science in the Light of Faith Course” Being Offered in Fall 2016 by Holy Apostles College & Seminary

Joseph Laracy, “The Father of the Big Bang Theory” in Faith: Promoting a New Synthesis of Faith and Reason, 48:3 (May-June 2016) 20-23.

Dr. Stacy Transancos’s award winning essay “These Thy Atoms” was published online in Integrated Catholic Life.

St. Joseph Seminary, New Orleans, and Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans were featured in NOLA, the local edition of The Times-Picayune.

Christians Should Embrace Science, Not ‘Check Their Critical Mind at the Church Door,’ Scholars Urge
The Christian Post

Faith and reason: St. Louis professor gets grant to teach science to future Catholic priests
St. Louis Public Radio (NPR)

Athenaeum Gets $10,000 Science Grant
The Catholic Telegraph