Fides et Ratio

Intersection of Faith and Reason Weekly Forum

Badger Catholic’s Fides et Ratio (“Faith and Reason”) is a group dedicated to helping students gain a better understanding of the Catholic approach to the study of faith and reason, science and religion. Faith and reason are not mutually exclusive.  Fides et Ratio provides a friendly intellectual environment for the free exchange of ideas in which members and guests come together for an hour to discuss “hot button” academic issues. From discussions of the Big Bang to biblical archaeology and from human evolution to the Just War Doctrine, all illuminated by faith, Fides et Ratio is proud to bear the Wisconsin Idea of academic and personal excellence into territories it has yet to travel and to bring back to it the Light which it so desperately needs. It is the mission of Fides et Ratio to take up and fulfill this challenge the university poses to its students, sifting and winnowing in all fields of knowledge to seek and find the ultimate Truth.

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Fides et Ratio Recordings

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Fides et Ratio recordings

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Fall 2020 Schedule


10/27/20 | Heaven, Hell, PurgatoryFr. Gabi Lopez-Betanzos

11/03/20 | What is Human Nature? | Forum with Socratic Society

11/10/20 | Augustine and City of GodFr. Vince Racenelli

11/17/20 | Discussing the Veritas Forum: Where is God in Our Racial DivideForum with Upper House’s Reason and Christianity

12/01/20 | History of Exploration and Archaeology of the Holy LandDr. Jeffrey Blakely

12/08/20 | Christmas Roast*Panel to be confirmed