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Genesis 1:1-4 “Let There Be Light!” Part I & Part II
Considerations on the Big Bang Theory, Creationism, and Creation

Part I: Deacon Mark Faulkner                Part II: Dr. Bill Smart

Genesis 1:26 “Let Us Make Man in Our Image

The Indispensable Need for a Christian Anthropology
Sr. Mary Diana, O.P.

Psalm 8 “What is Man That You Should Keep Him in Mind?

A reflection on the scientific realities of creation, evolution, and redemption
Father Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.

Genesis 2:18 “It Is Not Good for Man to Be Alone

The Nature of Love
Sr. Jane Dominic, O.P.

Genesis 3:13: “The Serpent Deceived Me...

The Nature of Sin through the Eyes of Dante, Milton, and C.S. Lewis
Dr. Aaron Urbancyzk

Genesis 3:15: “He Will Crush Your Head

The Nature of Grace
Kevin Keiser



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Catechesis on creation is of major importance. It concerns the very foundations of human and Christian life: for it makes explicit the response of the Christian faith to the basic question that men of all times have asked themselves:

"Where do we come from?" "Where are we going?" "What is our origin?" "What is our end?"
"Where does everything that exists come from and where is it going?"

The two questions, the first about the origin and the second about the end, are inseparable. They are decisive for the meaning and orientation of our life and actions.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 282

2013 St. Thomas Aquinas Theological & 
Catechetical Forum

Genesis:
Chance or Purpose?