• Malvern Madondo

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
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    Malvern's Bio:
    I have heard that the average human being uses 10% of their brain's potential. Whether that's true or not, this blog is a mirror of at least part of my brain's functionality and activity. It is an outlet through which I share my experiences and escapades here at CSS. I hope that in between the mixed metaphors and rambling in my posts, you find something valuable. I have an overwhelming interest learning new things and expanding my horizons (which is why I am here). Wait, I just lost my train of thought... Welcome to my 'Pensieve' ~ thinking out loud..

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Dignitas Presents: Science & Religion – Is there a conflict? : Reflections of a parochial school kid

Science and religion: Is there a conflict?


Dignitas Labs are exciting opportunities for first-year students to engage in learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom.  The Dignitas Lab course offerings are varied and allow students to connect with CSS faculty, staff and students.  These labs help to develop critical thinking skills and facilitate integration of knowledge and learning.

This evening, I attended a presentation on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition element, focusing on Science and religion and based on the experiences of the facilitator, CSS chemistry professor Lawrence McGahey. Professor McGahey examined the development of science, explored its interaction with religion, and invited us, the audience, on an exploratory journey of finding possible answers to the baffling questions that arise whenever there is a Science vs Religion talk.

Prof. McGahey’s presentation was part of St. Scholastica’s Braegelman Program in Catholic Studies, which introduces students to the riches of Catholic life through in-depth exploration of its biblical foundations, historical manifestations, theological/philosophical themes, artistic achievements, and contemporary issues.

I find some of these presentations enlightening and a good way of focusing the mind on other subjects other than those I am studying for.


The five Dignitas elements are:

  • Dignity
  • Diversity
  • Benedictine Tradition and Values
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Catholic Intellectual Tradition

To learn more about Dignitas, what it means, how it is implemented into the curriculum and how we benefit from such a program as students, please click here.


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