List of Catholic creationist organisations

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This is a list of Roman Catholic creationist organisations.

Circle Scientifique et Historique[edit]

Circle Scientifique et Historique (CESHE), was founded in 1971 in Belgium to preserve and disseminate the work of French scholar Fernand Crombette,[1] whose works include 38 volumes and two atlases that deal with geography, the Flood, astronomy and the pre-history of Mediterranean peoples. In 2008, an English-language affiliate was established in North America.

Daylight Origins Society[edit]

The Daylight Origins Society is a Young Earth creationist organisation based in the United Kingdom with ties to the Traditionalist Catholic movement. The stated aims of the Society are "to inform Catholics and others of the scientific evidence supporting special creation as opposed to evolution, and that the true discoveries of Science are in conformity with Catholic doctrines."[2][3] According to the British Centre for Science Education, which maintains a list of anti-evolution groups, the Daylight Origins Society, "doesn't appear to cooperate at all with mainstream creationist groups which are all basically Protestant, calvinistic and evangelical," and that "as far as [they] can make out, it isn't very active."[4] The Daylight Origins Society was originally founded in 1977 by John G. Campbell as the Counter Evolution Group. It was relaunched in 1991 under its present name,[2] as a branch of CESHE.[5] The current secretary of the Society is Anthony Nevard, a school master living in Hertfordshire.[6] Polish academic and Member of the European Parliament Maciej Giertych is an honorary member of the Society.[citation needed] The Society have a website and issues a quarterly Catholic creationist journal titled Daylight, published beginning in 1977 by Campbell, and after 1991, published and edited by Nevard.[7] Its writers have included Giertych[6] and it has reprinted works by historical Christian authors, including G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis.[2] In 2010 they launched a techni-colour cover edition of Daylight.

The Kolbe Center for the study of Creation[edit]

The Kolbe Center is a Catholic organization based in Mount Jackson, Virginia, in the United States. It provides a forum for Catholic theologians, philosophers,and natural scientists all over the world who defend the traditional Catholic doctrine of creation. St. Maximilian Kolbe, patron of the Center, was an outstanding theologian, philosopher, and natural scientist, who recognized that the evolutionary hypothesis was contradicted by the findings of natural science as well as by the authoritative teaching of the Church. He wrote: "This theory [of evolution] not only does not agree with the results of today’s experimental science, which is in constant progress, but in reality it contradicts these findings, as has been carefully documented." The Kolbe Center was founded on December 8, 2000. This organization is bigger than the Daylight Origin Society, and both organisations work together for their common cause.

Other organisations[edit]

  • Morning Star (United States) was founded in 1994. It publishes a journal called The Watchmaker.[5]
  • Centre d’Etudes et de Prospective sur la Science/Center for Studies and Prospective on Science (France)[8]
  • The International Institute for Culture (United States), whose aim is Catholic cultural renewal,presented a lecture series on "Evolution: The Untold Story" with the theme "Latest Scientific Discoveries Challenge Darwinian Evolution’s Fitness to Survive" in October 2009.[9] It featured intelligent design proponents Michael Behe and John C. Sanford, National Catholic Bioethics Center president John Haas, and Kolbe Center director Hugh Owen.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Les droites nationales et radicales en France: répertoire critique, Jean-Yves Camus, René Monzat, p162
  2. ^ a b c "Daylight Origins Society, Creation Science for Catholics". Theotokos Catholic Books. Retrieved 2008-09-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ Christians in Science Ltd. "Links relating to Young Earth Creation Science (YECS)". Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  4. ^ British Centre for Science Education. "Creationist Organisations in the UK". Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  5. ^ a b Sennott, Thomas Mary (1985). The Six Days of Creation. Ravengate Press. p. xiv. ISBN 0-911218-22-X. "In 1994 Fr. David Becker founded Morning Star, the first "Catholic Origins Society" in this country, which publishes an excellent journal called The Watchmaker. 3 The new American society joins its older European counterpart, Circle Scientifique et Historique (CESHE) based in Belgium, which publishes Science et Foi. The secretary of this organization is Peter Wilders, an Englishman, who lives in Monaco. 4 The English branch of this society publishes another excellent little paper entitled Daylight: Creation Science for Catholics, edited by Anthony L. G. Nevard." 
  6. ^ a b "Featured Authors / Contributors: Theotokos Catholic Books". Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  7. ^ "An Insight into How Evolutionary Ideas Operate Amongst the Faithful in Britain". The Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation. 
  8. ^ A 'chance' meeting: Refining evolutionary theory
  9. ^ Lecture Series To Challenge Darwinian Evolution, Erin Maguire, The Bulletin, October 10, 2009
  10. ^ Evolution: The Untold Story, International Institute for Culture

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