SCIENCE – OR – RELIGION? A SYMPOSIUM
A big diocesan Symposium is taking place on Saturday 3rd November 2018, 10 am – 4 pm in The Discovery Centre in Winchester (opp. St. Peter’s church) on Science and Religion. Two leading scientists will ask whether recent research on the Universe suggests the existence of a Creator. There will also be a series of workshops led by experts on such topics as Christianity and Extra Terrestrial Life, the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and whether human consciousness is immortal. The Symposium is open to all, whether religious or not. See the diocesan e-News for more details. Places are limited and bookings are now open at https://portsmouthdiocese.eventbrite.co.uk
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Faith and Sexuality: When it comes to Catholic teaching on sexual morality, all sorts of confusion abounds as to what the Church's vision actually means. Earlier this month the internationally renowned speaker Fr Philip Bochanski, the Executive Director of Courage International, an apostolate supporting those with same sex attraction, gave a talk in Holy Family parish Southampton in collaboration with the Catholic Academies and Schools Office. Fr Philip gives an uplifting and inspirational presentation on how human sexuality, properly understood and cherished as derived from God's beautiful plan for the joy and fulfilment of every human person is a life-giving truth for all of us but especially those struggling to live in a wholesome way, in a world where sex is cheapened and commodified. www.portsmouthdiocese.org.uk/courage.php
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