Oberley, Alan

Mr. Alan Oberley

Possible Talks (descriptions below): Faith, Reason, and Modern Science; The Gospel of Life from a Scientist's Perspective; Moral Relativism and Science; The Virtue of Hope; The Goal of Chastity.

A sample of Mr. Oberley’s topics:

  • Morality
  • Science and Its Relation to the Catholicism and Faith

Speaker's Bio: Alan and his wife, Vonnie, have eleven children. He teaches in both the Adult Ed programs and the High School PSR program at St. John Parish in Clonmel. He works full-time as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Newman University and is currently working on a Ph. D in Chemistry at Wichita State University. Prior to becoming a College professor, he taught at the high school level (including 12 years at Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School as a chemistry teacher, coach, and Crusaders for Life sponsor) and served as associate director of Kansans for Life from 1995-1997.

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Title Topic/Description # of Class Periods Length of each Class Period
1. Faith, Reason, and Modern Science Modern Science and Faith, guided by the encyclical Fides et Ratio 1 or more up to 5 60-120 minutes
2. The Gospel of Life from a Scientist's perspective

Pro-Life with evidence from modern science

1+ 60+
3. Moral Relativism and Science A look at the misuse of science to justify moral relativism 1 90
4. The Virtue of Hope The virtue of hope vs secular humanism 1 90
5. The Goal of Chastity A look at the blessings or chastity, and it's challenges in our modern world 1 90