St. John’s Seminary
St. John’s project, “Science and the Catholic Imagination at St. John’s Seminary,” focuses mostly on curriculum development. Given the increase in the number of seminarians with science degrees (15% of our student body), scientists in the pews, and scientific reporting in the media educating the current and future generations of students as well as alumni in the sciences is a pressing issue for St. John’s Seminary. This is also why the new Ratio fundamentalis (2017) recommends increased study of psychology and sociology at Catholic seminaries (nn. 122 and 163). On this basis St. John’s Seminary will use the Science for Seminaries grant to greatly expand the scientific components in five required pre-theology and six required theology courses plus a key elective.