Community Invited To SCS Lecture April 28 By Prof. Stephen Barr: ‘Is The Universe Fine-Tuned For Life?’

Prof. Stephen Barr/Photo Courtesy SCS


The New Mexico Chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS) is pleased to invite the local community to a public lecture to be given by Prof. Stephen Barr of University of Delaware, Physics, the President and founder of the Society of Catholic Scientists, on “Is the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life?  Anthropic Coincidences and Multiverse Ideas”, at Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Catholic Church on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in the Karen McLaughlin Parish Hall.

This will be preceded by a Mass at 5:30 p.m. celebrated by the pastor of IHM, Fr. John Daniel. The SCS will provide dinner at 6:15 the parish hall. RSVP to appreciated, though not required. Childcare for ages 3+ will be available.

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 seven years the SCS has grown to over 2000 members worldwide. The New Mexico Regional Chapter was founded in 2019 with members in Los Alamos and surrounding areas, the first regional chapter of SCS in the world. 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 or