Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science
by Stacy Trasancos
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Book Description

How can Catholics explain what the Church teaches about the relationship between science and faith? As a scientist who was led to Catholicism through her work, Stacy Trasancos has confronted some of the basic questions we all face. In Particles of Faith, she teaches us how to explain the symbiotic beauty between our curiosity expressed through science and our love of Christ and his Church. Trasancos uses her own story, as well as encyclicals such as Pope Francis’s Lumen Fidei, the deep reflections of theologians like St. Thomas Aquinas, and the exacting work of Catholic scientists like Rev. Georges Lemaître (who proposed the game-changing Big Bang theory), to show how science and faith are interwoven and meant to guide us on the path to truth.

Published by Ave Maria Press

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My Take
Do science and faith conflict, or do they complement each other? Stacy Trasancos does us all a favor with this guide to having an honest, reasonable and effective conversation about the relationship between faith and science today. The keys are: knowing the limits of science, and not expecting science to prove your faith!
About the Author
Stacy A. Trasancos is a Catholic writer, scientist, teacher, and editor. She earned a bachelor’s degree in science from East Texas State University, a doctorate in chemistry from Penn State University and a master’s degree in dogmatic theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She worked as research chemist for DuPont before becoming a full-time homemaker in 2003. Trasancos designed and was editor-in-chief of Ignitum Today (2011-2014) and serves as editor emeritus of Catholic Stand, which she cofounded. She is a contributor to Integrated Catholic Life and Strange Notions. Trasancos is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University and at Holy Apostles, where she also serves as alumni association president. She teaches chemistry and physics classes at Kolbe Academy, where she also serves as department chair. She is the author of Science Was Born of Christianity: The Teaching of Fr. Stanley L. Jaki. She and her husband, Jose, have seven children and three grandchildren and live in the Adirondack Mountains in New York.
"Particles of Faith is the perfect book for our time. Stacy Trasancos explains the most fascinating concepts of science in terms that anyone can understand. She cracks open the treasure chest of wonders we encounter as we examine science through the lens of faith."

Jennifer Fulwiler — Catholic radio host and author of Something Other than God