Science

  • Abortion: The Myths, the Realities, and the Arguments, by Germain Grisez (New York, Cleveland: Corpus Books, 1970). Available in PDF format at The Way of the Lord Jesus (copyright 2009). [N.B., The book provides a history and summary of the abortion issue. The webpage states: “Because Grisez… published it before Roe v. Wade, much of its content is out of date… However, some parts of this book remain relevant and sound, and careful readers may find them useful.”]
  • Attitude of Catholics towards Darwinism and Evolution, by Hermann Muckermann (St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1922). With imprimatur. Available at This book has an Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • Birth control: a statement of Christian doctrine against the Neo-Malthusians, by Sutherland, Halliday (New York : P. J. Kenedy & sons, 1922). Available at Manybooks.net, Internet Archive and Open Library. Apologetics, Bioethics, Ethics, Morals.
  • Catechism: doctrinal, moral, historical, and liturgical: with answers to the objections drawn from the sciences against religion, by Patrick Power (Dublin: J. Duffy; London: Burns and Oates, 1905). With episcopal approbation. Available at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto)
  • The Catholic Church and Healing, by Dr. James J Walsh (1928). May be read online at Church in History, part 1, part 2, part 3 (link obtained through Wikipedia entry “James Joseph Walsh”). [N.B., I also recommend checking out the wonderful resources at Church in History, intended to refute historical misconceptions and myths.] Medicine, Science, History, Apologetics.
  • The Catholic Church and Science, by the Catholic Truth Society of Great Britain (London: Catholic Truth Society, 1908). History, Science. Available on Internet Archive. Science, History, Apologetics.
  • Catholic churchmen in science; sketches of the lives of Catholic ecclesiastics who were among the great founders in science, by Dr. James Joseph Walsh (Philadelphia: American Ecclesiastical Review, 1906). Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: University of California Libraries). Science, History, Apologetics.
  • Catholic Churchmen in Science: Sketches of the Lives of Catholic Ecclesiastics who were among the Great Founders in Science, 2nd edition, by James J. Walsh, K.ST.G., M.D., PH.D., LITT.D. (Philadelphia: American Ecclesiastical Review, The Dolphin Press, 1906, 1910). Available on Project Gutenberg.
  • Christian anthropology, by John Thein, with an introduction by Prof. Chas. G. Herbermann, Ph.D. (New York, Cincinnati: Benziger Brothers, 1892). Available at Internet Archive. [N.B., No Imprimatur, but it is published by a reputable Catholic publisher, and the content appears to be Catholic.]
  • The Church and Science, by Sir Bertram Coghill Alan Windle (London: Catholic Truth Society, 1917). Apologetics, History, Science. Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: University of California Libraries).
  • Communio: International Catholic Review, vol. 32, no. 1, The Baptism in the Jordan (Spring 2005). The following articles may be downloaded in PDF format through this page of Communio: ”The Ages of the Life of Jesus: The Mystery of the Baptism in the Jordan” by José Granados, ”Liturgical Architecture and the Classical Tradition: A Balthasarian Approach” by Denis R. McNamara, and various articles on the Altered Nuclear Transfer Proposal for stem cell reproduction, including ”A Way Around the Cloning Objection Against ANT? A Brief Response to the Joint Statement on the Production of Pluripotent Stem Cells by Oocyte Assisted Reprogramming” by Adrian J. Walker and ”Veritatis Splendor and the Foundations of Bioethics: Notes Toward an Assessment of Altered Nuclear Transfer (ANT) and Embryonic (Pluripotent) Stem Cell Research”, by David L. Schindler.
  • Communio: International Catholic Review, vol. 32, no. 4: God and Reason (Winter 2005). The following articles may be downloaded in PDF format through this page of Communio: “Rationality and Faith in God” by Robert Spaemann, ”’Wie kommt der Mensch in die Theologie?’: Heidegger, Hegel, and the Stakes of Onto-Theo-Logy” by D. C. Schindler, and various articles on the Altered Nuclear Transfer Proposal for stem cell reproduction, including “ANT-OAR: A Morally Acceptable Means for Deriving Stem Cells. A Reply to Criticisms” by E. Christian Brugger, and “Reasonable Doubts. A Reply to E. Christian Brugger” by Adrian J. Walker.
  • Critiques of Altered Nuclear Transfer (ANT) and Oocyte Assisted Reprogramming (OAR). Various articles from Communio: International Catholic Review 2004-2006 concerning proposed methods of stem cell reproduction, which may be downloaded separately in PDF format through this page of Communio.
  • The Freedom of Science, by Joseph Donat (New York: J. F. Wagner, 1913). With Imprimatur. Available on Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto). According to Open Library, it has the following sections: The freedom of science and its philosophical basis; Freedom of research and faith; The liberal freedom of research; Freedom of teaching; Theology.
  • Galileo and His Condemnation, by Ernest R. Hull (London: Catholic Truth Society, 1913). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The humanizing of the brute; or, the essential difference between the human and animal soul proved from their specific activities, by Hermann Muckermann (St. Louis: B. Herder, 1906). With imprimatur. Available at an Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • Modernism, by Cardinal Mercier, Archbishop of Malines, translated from the French by Marian Lindsay (St Louis, Mo.: B Herder; London: Burns & Oates. 1912). May be read online at St Athanasius Press’s Traditional Catholic Library.
  • The popes and science; the history of the papal relations to science during the middle ages and down to our own time, by Dr. James Joseph Walsh (New York, Fordham University Press 1908). Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Cornell University Library).
  • The Question of Miracles, by George Hayward Joyce (B. Herder; Manresa Press, 1914). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive.
  • Twelve Catholic men of science, Sir Bertram Coghill Alan Windle (London: Catholic Truth Society, 1912) Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: University of California Libraries).
  • Twelve lectures on the connexion between science and revealed religion: delivered in Rome, by Nicholas Patrick Cardinal Wiseman (Dublin: J. Duffy, 1866). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: National Institute for Newman Studies, Book contributor: Saint Mary’s College of California)
  • The origins of contemporary psychology, by Cardinal Mercier. Translated by W. H. Mitchel. (New York: P. J. Kenedy, 1918). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • Science and Morals and Other Essays by Sir Bertram Coghill Alan Windle (London: Burns & Oates, Ltd., 1919). Available at Project Gutenberg. No Imprimatur, but published by a reputable Catholic publisher, and appears from a brief perusal of its contents to be consistent with the Faith.·
  • Some Lies and Errors of History, by Reuben Parsons (Notre Dame, Ind., Office of the “Ave Maria”, 1893). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library [N.B.–This is a collection of articles refuting the various “Black Legends” used to calumniate Catholics: the civilization of Latin (Medieval) Europe, the Eastern schisms, the case of Galileo, the Inquisition, holy wars, St. Bartolomew’s Day, the career of Pope Alexander VI and Cardinal Richelieu, and “the man in the iron mask”.]
  • Thomism and Mathematical Physics, Dissertation by Bernard I. Mullahy (July 1946). Available on Internet Archive. (Creative Commons license: Attribution-Share Alike 3.0)

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