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The Universe is Designed: Faith and Science Female Nerd Talk

July 19, AD 2016
The Universe is Designed: Faith and Science Female Nerd Talk

Recently I posted an essay at National Catholic Register titled, Here’s How You Can Tell the Universe is Designed. I wrote it sitting by our lake while watching the kids. For some reason, I keep picturing myself writing to them as if it were ten years from now, and I realize that is exactly how […]

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Why Pantheism Stifles Science (and Christianity Does Not)

July 2, AD 2016 0 Comments
Why Pantheism Stifles Science (and Christianity Does Not)

This essay was published at National Catholic Register. Central to the claim that science was born of Christianity is the flip side of the coin that modern science did not emerge in any other culture. Why? The short answer is that all the other cultures were influenced by pantheism. The explanation takes more ink though. […]

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Jen Fulwiler’s Our Father, Word by Word Ebook

June 30, AD 2016 0 Comments
Jen Fulwiler’s Our Father, Word by Word Ebook

Jen Fulwiler, author of Something Other than God, mother of six, and radio host on SiriusXM, has compiled an ebook of her The Our Father, Word by Word series from 2011, if you were surfing Catholic blogs back then. The Our Father, Word by Word is a 120-page book that offers fascinating reflections on each word […]

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A 10-Point Primer on Faith and Science

June 28, AD 2016 1 Comment
A 10-Point Primer on Faith and Science

This primer on faith and science was published at the National Catholic Register. On one hand, there are marvelous discourses in institutions of higher learning about the ways theology illuminates scientific ideas and, likewise, how science deepens faith. Theologians, philosophers, and scientists come together and talk, even if everyone does not agree. On the other hand, […]

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Radio Roundup on Sparking Zygotes

June 3, AD 2016 0 Comments
Radio Roundup on Sparking Zygotes

My recent article at National Catholic Register, Contrary to Reports, There is No Flash of Light at Conception, was covered on several radio shows last week. It was so good to be able to talk about this issue, and to clarify the bigger picture about being confident that the “moment of conception” is a term that unites […]

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Jennifer Fulwiler Talking With Me About Kolbe Academy!

May 24, AD 2016 2 Comments
Jennifer Fulwiler Talking With Me About Kolbe Academy!

Jen is just awesome. I could talk to her all day long. Hopefully someday I can convince her to love chemistry while we sip wine together. For now, we are talking education of the children! Here is the link to her website. Her radio show is on Sirius XM, The Catholic Channel. Here is the link […]

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Contrary to Reports, There is No Flash of Light at Conception

May 24, AD 2016 0 Comments
Contrary to Reports, There is No Flash of Light at Conception

The Telegraph recently reported something sensational. “Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg.” The article stated, “Human life begins in a bright flash of light … tiny sparks erupt from the egg at the exact moment of conception.” Pro-life and Christian sites obviously took notice, and their authors repeated […]

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Want to Learn How to Navigate Science in the Light of Faith?

May 21, AD 2016 0 Comments
Want to Learn How to Navigate Science in the Light of Faith?

Last summer I heard of a Science in Seminaries initiative at John Carroll University in Cleveland. The organizers were offering course development grants made possible by funding from the John Templeton Foundation. Some colleagues at Holy Apostles College and Seminary asked me what I thought about a course proposal. I walk my dog Benny a […]

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Katie Couric and the Progressive Science-Loving Church

May 15, AD 2016 3 Comments
Katie Couric and the Progressive Science-Loving Church

Katie Couric was on the “Late Show” with Stephen Colbert talking about her recent visit to a scientific conference at the Vatican, and she said: “I was at a scientific conference at the Vatican a couple of weeks ago and I thought it was actually very progressive of the Catholic Church to want to understand […]

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What is a Good Catholic Science Curriculum?

May 6, AD 2016 16 Comments
What is a Good Catholic Science Curriculum?

I get this question a lot. “Can you recommend a good Catholic science curriculum?” Here is my answer. Use a good secular science textbook. Pearson/Prentice Hall and Holt textbooks are my favorite. Teach the scientific fundamentals well. Do not let your child become an adult who never experienced the awe and wonder of science, who never […]

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Prescriptive and Descriptive Laws of Physics

May 5, AD 2016 5 Comments
Prescriptive and Descriptive Laws of Physics

If someone asks you what you think of the faith and science dialogue, and the first image that pops into your mind is a tangled puzzle of equations, models, theories, laws, doctrines and dogmas, and you are not quite sure where to begin to sort it all out, then I am about to tell you […]

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You Might Be an Android If . . .

May 1, AD 2016 37 Comments
You Might Be an Android If . . .

This is reposted from July 2013 because my long-time friend, writer, mother, and beauty, Leila Miller, asked about this post. I was interested in the mind-body problem, and still am. In my book (Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science, Ave Maria Press, Fall 2016), I did not use this thought experiment because I realize […]

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Numb to the Sorrow Before Easter?

March 26, AD 2016 3 Comments
Numb to the Sorrow Before Easter?

A year and a half ago, I started taking long walks every day with my dog, Benny. (The other German shepherd, Pongo, does not like walks because she wants to stay close to the children. Benny is attached to me.) I needed to exercise to lose the weight I had gained after the fifth miscarriage. […]

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The Order and Symmetry in the Rosary

March 23, AD 2016 0 Comments
The Order and Symmetry in the Rosary

I hope you all are having a blessed Holy Week and Easter. Here is something I wrote for The Integrated Catholic Life™ about the order and symmetry in the Rosary. Pray the Rosary! The Order and Symmetry in the Rosary (Click HERE to read the essay.)

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Theistic Science Words are Going Out of Style

March 19, AD 2016 7 Comments
Theistic Science Words are Going Out of Style

If you read my blog back in 2013, then you already know why I do not like the adjective “theistic” in front of evolution or any other science word. Last week, I had an article at a new site, OneFaith, titled Theistic Evolution is Redundant. It was a polished up version of the old attempt. I […]

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Fire in the Light of Faith: A Response to Dr. Vincent Torley

March 5, AD 2016 8 Comments
Fire in the Light of Faith: A Response to Dr. Vincent Torley

Vincent Torley, a philosopher who writes for the intelligent design community at Uncommon Descent, responded to my essay titled, Does Science Prove God Exists? His response, Feet to the Fire: A response to Dr. Stacy Trasancos, addresses a number of different points—particularly the “science in the light of faith” perspective—so I will be as brief as […]

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Back to Faith and Science Blogging

March 4, AD 2016 11 Comments
Back to Faith and Science Blogging

Hi, I think I am going to start blogging again, a little. Here are the reasons: I miss the freewheeling (as in riding your bike like you did when you were young) platform to test out ideas and interact with readers. The entrance back into writing, teaching, and researching all started with blogging. I was home […]

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The Immaculate Conception in Art – Annual Post

December 8, AD 2015 9 Comments
The Immaculate Conception in Art – Annual Post

For the last five years, I have posted this collection of paintings on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. If you have any to add or see any corrections I need to make, please email me at stacytrasancos@msn.com. Enjoy! And don’t forget to go to Mass today. From the very […]

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Not the Indulgence It Was Before

October 31, AD 2015 0 Comments
Not the Indulgence It Was Before

This is a story from a few years ago. When I asked why the two-year-old was wailing, the five-year-old said, “She is crying because Halloween no longer exists in this house!” Their nine-year-old sister surmised the ghoulish end of Halloween in the Trasancos household because my husband and I nixed trick-or-treating that year. We thought […]

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Lessons From the Alpha Female

May 27, AD 2014 0 Comments
Lessons From the Alpha Female

When I named one of them “Benny” after Pope Benedict XVI, I never expected to get a lesson in faith from the two German Shepherd sister puppies who joined our family last year. We named the jumpy one Pongo. When they look at me, my husband is fond of saying, “Look how much they love you, Honey.” I […]

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