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Pontifical Council for Culture

Institutions Involved:

Pontifical Council for Culture

_Lateran University

_Gregorian University

_Regina Apostolorum

_Holy Cross University

_Salesian University

_St. Thomas University

_Urbaniana University


This Project is supported by a Grant from John Templeton Foundation

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STOQ Project

Our society is being dominated more and more by science and technology. These two areas have provided us with so many discoveries enabling us to understand our universe as well as numerous practical solutions aimed at alleviating suffering stemming from age, sickness and disability. Yet, their impact on nature and humanity isn't always a positive one. We feel that the human being is often considered

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STOQ Lecture 2010


Friday, 10 December 2010 - 18.00 STOQ Lecture by John David Barrow (Cambridge University) The Origin of the Universe: What Modern Cosmology Tells Us about Our Place in the Universe

Congress Venue: San Pio X Hall, Via della Conciliazione 5 (entrance: via dell'Ospedale ) 00193 Roma... read all

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STOQ News: Agreement between the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Italian Space Agency


Vatican City. 16 November 2010 was signed an agreement between the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Italian Space Agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)) to establish – within the context of STOQ Project (Science, Theology and the Ontological Quest) – a “Universal Portal on Cosmology”, directed by Prof. Msgr. Gianfranco Basti, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Pontifical Lateran University...

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Publications: New, July 2010

Bioetica al Futuro: Tecnicizzare l'Uomo o Umanizzare la Tecnica

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Pontifical Magisterium

Encyclical Letter Fides et Ratio of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II to the Bishops of Catholic Church on relationship between faith and reason

My Venerable Brother Bishops,
Health and the Apostolic Blessing!

Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves (cf. Ex 33:18; Ps 27:8-9; 63:2-3; Jn 14:8; 1 Jn 3:2).

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