The Foundations of Science: Animals (Streaming Video)

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The Foundations of Science Video Series

The Foundations of Science introduces children to the wonders of the natural world in light of God’s providential care over creation.

Too often we hear messages that science is in conflict with faith, but Pope St. John Paul II wrote that faith and science “each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish.” Foundations seeks to spawn this flourishing in the hearts and minds of young readers, guiding them into a world that will delight their imaginations and inspire awe in the awesome power of God.

Accompanying the text book and workbook, this video series seeks to challenge students to think more deeply about the world around them, setting them off on a search to discover God in the hidden corners of His creation. Hosted by Foundations editor Brian Kennelly, each video uses a short review of the chapter’s content as a platform to discuss a host of spiritual topics that reveal the truths of the Catholic Faith.

In Animals: Creations of the Wild, such talks will explore . . .

  • how our souls, and our intellect and our will, make us different from other animals
  • how the protective exoskeleton of some insects can be symbolic of what virtue does for us
  • how a study of reptiles can lead to a discussion of the “enmity” between the Virgin Mary and the devil
  • how God’s grace can create a “spiritual metamorphosis” within us
  • how an animal’s nerve cord can be a metaphor for understanding our conscience
  • and more. . .

The Foundations of Science video series seeks to reward those who are willing to explore and investigate the wonder and beauty of God’s world, so that we can discover that all things, both big and small, point back to Him.

Brian Kennelly
Publication Date:
April 5th, 2021
Product Format:
Streaming Video

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