Thursday, April 5, 2012

Genetically suited for the priesthood

Father Allore enjoys scientific pursuits while serving the Lord
Father Robert Allore, SJ, says he went from medical research to the Jesuits, but he hasn't totally deserted the research; he is studying the nervous system. Moussa Faddoul/Special to The B.C. Catholic.
The Archdiocese of Vancouver has a new Jesuit priest. B.C. Catholic contributor Karen Murphy Corr details the background of St. Mark's at UBC pastor, and geneticist, Father Robert Allore, SJ:
The new pastor at St. Mark's Parish at UBC is committed to promoting ongoing dialogue between the voices of science and faith.

"It's good to be able to do the science and serve the Church," said Father Robert Allore, SJ, a geneticist whose work has focused on questions relating to the development of the nervous system.

"Genetics is pretty active these days. I hope to help individuals navigate the meaning of genetic information in our age, to know that science does not have to be separate from faith, to help them understand what meaning this information has for their life plan."
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.
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