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Monday, July 1, 2013

Descendant of Charles Darwin becomes Catholic apologist

Published: June 13, 2013

A direct descendant of Charles Darwin has become a Catholic apologist. Laura Keynes, a great-great-great-granddaughter of the English naturalist, has joined Catholic Voices, the project set up to speak up for the Church in the media, reports The Catholic Herald.

She wrote in this week’s Catholic Herald about how she returned to her childhood Catholic faith after a period of agnosticism.

The daughter of an atheist father and a mother, who had converted to Catholicism, but later became a Buddhist, she was baptised Catholic. But she says she drifted into agnosticism in her teens and “away from any contact with the Church”.

When she began studying for a doctorate in philosophy at Oxford, she started to “reassess those values. Relationships, feminism, moral relativism, the sanctity and dignity of human life”. (...)

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  1. Well that's awesome. Huzzah for her!

  2. *thumbs up*

    Since I first "met" or came into contact with Ms "Baggins" via our mutually-shared cyberschool, I've become more and more of a "fan" of The Church.

    Fundamentally, there is no conflict between religion and science- just a matter of how we apply spirituality to the physical world.

    Evolution is compatible with the Catholic flavor of Christianity.

    And that's why I defend The Church against my evangelical friends.


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