Very Rev. Michael Demkovich O.P. is the guest speaker for the inaugural talk of the Los Alamos/Northern New Mexico Chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists. Courtesy photo
The newly-forming Los Alamos/Northern New Mexico Chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS) is pleased to invite the community to its inaugural talk, on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6:45 p.m., at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, in the Karen McLaughlin Parish Hall, sponsored jointly with the group of Dominican Laity in Los Alamos.
A light dinner will be served beginning at 6:15 p.m. The guest speaker is the Very Rev. Michael Demkovich, O.P., who will deliver a talk on “Aquinas on Revelation: Do we really need theology?” In addition, the Dominican Laity invite you to bring a nonperishable food item to this event to be donated to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Santa Fe.
Fr. Michael Demkovich, O.P., is the Episcopal Vicar for Doctrine and Life of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. He was formerly the Director of the Dominican Ecclesial Institute in Albuquerque and President of the International Dominican Foundation, and has taught Spirituality as a Visiting Fellow at Blackfriars in Oxford. He holds both the Ph.D. and the Pontifical Doctorate from the Katholiek Universiteit Leuven and is a Trustee of the Eckhart Society. He is the author of numerous books on spirituality and theology, including “Introducing Meister Eckhart,” “A Soul-Centered Life: Exploring an Animated Spirituality,” and “We Walk By Faith,” as well a a regular column in People of God, the official publication of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
The Society of Catholic Scientists is an international lay organization founded in 2016 whose mission is to foster fellowship among Catholic scientists and to witness to the harmony of faith and reason. SCS hopes to answer the call of Pope St. John Paul II that “members of the Church who are active scientists” be of service to those who are attempting to “integrate the worlds of science and religion in their own intellectual and spiritual lives.” The Society does this through annual conferences, symposia and seminars, discussion groups, lectures, and other activities. In its first three years the SCS has grown to over 1000 members. The Los Alamos/NNM Chapter is the first Regional Chapter of SCS to form, in 2019. Its mission is to foster the goals of SCS in the local region. The SCS is listed in the Official Catholic Directory and is a 501(c)(3) organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. For more information please visit catholicscientists.org.