Adam Hincks at Regis College: when faith and big bang collide
Our companion Adam Hincks, SJ, a Ph.D. in physics from prestigious Princeton University, New Jersey, is a fascinating and puzzling person. While he was destined for a brilliant career as an astrophysicist at a renowned university or astronomical observatory, he rather felt... a powerful call for religious life. He then embarked on a discernement process at the end of which he joined the Society of Jesus and the Jesuit Province of Canada. He then completed part of his philosophical and theological training at Regis College in Toronto, where he was particularly interested in the cosmology of another Jesuit and scientist : none other than Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ. Since then, Adam has pursued a brilliant academic career at the no less prestigious Gregorian University in Rome.
On October 9th, he was visiting his alma mater Regis College, where he gave a lecture on the contribution of Jesuits to the development of science. He then granted an interview to journalist Michael Swan of Toronto's Catholic Register about the porous boundaries between faith and reason, as well as between his vocation as a Jesuit and his vocation as a scientist.
“I never considered that I left science to become a Jesuit,” Hincks told about 40 people gathered at Toronto’s Regis College for an evening talk about Jesuit contributions to science.
More details in The Catholic Register.
Father Larry Kroker died peacefully on October 6, 2019 at Rene Goupil House, Pickering. He was in his 80thth year and in religious life for 60 years. Larry took the gifts of Jesuit tradition and of the Exercises and offered them to the Indigenous people.
Fr. Gavin died peacefully on the morning of Oct. 6, 2019, at René Goupil House, Pickering. He was in his 85th year and in his 65th year of religious life. He wrote a lasting memorial - Vol. 1 in the Jesuit History Series, Teachers of a Nation – Jesuits in English Canada 1842-2013.
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October 4, 2019 — The Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology has just released the new issue of its journal Promotio Iustititiae (PJ), which focuses on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and on Integral Ecology.
October 4, 2019 — The federal election campaign in Canada is in full swing. On October 21, citizens will have to choose between various platforms. This is why the Justice, Reconciliation and Ecology Commission of the Jesuit Province of Canada has prepared a document to encourage discernment and action.