There is a general assumption that one cannot be a faithful Catholic and pro Science.
This is completely erroneous, but can explain why there is much resistance from several Catholics today to certain medicines, vaccinations & even something as basic as wearing a face mask during this pandemic.
Science and religion are compatible with other and you can be a faithful Catholic whilst also being a scientist or following science recommendations.
So this post is about all the amazing Catholics who have made significant contributions to the church role of science.
You will notice a few nuns on this list too.
Some people think I advocate for women to not have a career. Nothing could be further from the truth.
You can have a career, even as a scientist, as long as your vocation (be it as a wife and mother, or as a nun) comes first!
See more on combining vocation and career HERE
On to the list, beginning with a scientist-priest who taught us that plague can be prevented by isolation, quarantine, and the wearing of face masks
ST. DR. GUISEPPE
Science is how God reveals a little of His mysteries & omnipotence to us. It is how He lets us in to the discoveries of the world around us and it is how He leads us to medical, healing and life-saving therapies.
As you can see, one can be a faithful Catholic and also be pro science.
The Catholic Church isn’t anti-science and neither should we.
And if you are in STEM, please carry on the good work. The world needs more of you – not just brilliant scientists, but brilliant scientists who are also Catholic.
Maria, Sedes Sapientiae, ora pro nobis