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Timeline of 13 Influential Catholic Scientists

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Influential Catholic Scientist Preview."There is a common misperception that science and faith are opposed—nothing could be further from the truth."
—Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D

Among the many Catholic scientists who have shaped history, this timeline highlights thirteen men and women who let their faith lead them on a journey to scientific truth.

These Catholic scientists demonstrate that faith is what often propelled them to delve deeper into the mysteries of the universe, and science revealed to them the purpose and order in our universe, indicating a creator and strengthening their faith.

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Who are these Catholic scientists? What were their discoveries that shaped history?

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How can we use their stories as a witness to the collaboration of faith and science? 

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