The “nones” are on the rise: when asked in a PEW survey in 2016, 40.2% of our young people consider themselves to have no religious affiliation. Part of the reason for this staggering fact is that many people view religion and science as incompatible. More and more, science has become the new religion, proposing “evidence” that disproves the existence of God.
The Magis Center has developed one solution to combat this new atheism: Credible Catholic. Using primarily science and philosophy, Credible Catholic disproves many of the myths that exist in regards to God’s existence, our souls, and the correlation between faith and science. It is an easy to use program that can supplement any middle or high school religious education program.
Bishop LeVoir would like to see this program incorporated into religious education programs, so there will be an orientation and training session for all directors of religious education, youth ministry coordinators, middle-school and high school catechists and Catholic school teachers, clergy, and anyone else interested in learning more about this FREE program. All those who work in catechesis with young people are encouraged to attend one of the two sessions on November 15 at 9:30–11:30 a.m. or 6:45–8:45 p.m. at the St. Aloysius Jubilee Center in Olivia. Magis Center representatives will be presenting on the program and how to implement it your parish religious education programs.
Please RSVP to Cindy Blickem (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 12 if you plan to attend. Click the button below to download the flyer.