About the Kolbe Center and our Mission Statement

Hugh Owen discusses how evolutionary ideologies affected Josef Stalin's moral compass for the worse at a recent parish seminar in Europe (November 2013).

The Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation is a Roman Catholic lay apostolate dedicated to glorifying the Most Holy Trinity by proclaiming the truth about the origins of man and the universe. The Kolbe Center seeks to educate the public, particularly within the Catholic Church, in the truth of creation as revealed in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition and as confirmed by the findings of modern science. With the help of experts in the fields of theology, philosophy, and natural science, the Kolbe Center also seeks to show the superiority of special creation over all forms of molecules-to-man evolution as an explanation of the origins of man and the universe. According to the molecules-to-man, or macro-evolutionary, theory of origins, all living things are descended from non-living matter. During billions of years, this non-living matter changed into all of the different kinds of living organisms. According to the special creation model of origins on the other hand, God created the various kinds of living things, including man, by divine fiat and later, after the Fall, engineered a global flood that produced most of the "fossil record."The Kolbe Center is committed in a special way to defending the Catholic teaching that "the literal and obvious sense of Scripture" as intended by the sacred authors must be believed unless reason or necessity force us to reject that teaching in favor of an exclusively figurative interpretation. Pope Leo XIII emphatically upheld this teaching in his encyclical Providentissimus Deus, which has never been overruled by any subsequent magisterial teaching. From the middle of the nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth century, the apparent evidence for Darwin's molecules to man evolutionary theory seemed to contradict the literal and obvious sense of the author(s) of Genesis, chapters 1-11, as consistently understood and taught by the Fathers, Popes, and Councils. The modern "anti-culture of death" grew out of the macro-evolutionary theory whose fundamental principles have since been contradicted by the discoveries of modern science.

The Kolbe Center aims to equip Catholic evangelists with a decisive advantage in the third millennium by rooting their apologetics in an intellectually respectable, and true, teaching on creation. Once persuaded of the bankruptcy of molecules-to-man evolution and of the reasonableness of special creation, the practical atheist will be able to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the claims of the Catholic Church. Children will be free to know their God as an almighty, all knowing, and all loving Creator, rather than as a distant, impersonal First Cause. The Catholic evangelist, too, will be liberated from the impossible task of trying to present the Gospel within a framework taken from a materialistic theory. And, in doing so, he will be following in the footsteps of St. Paul, who evangelized the pagans, agnostics, and practical atheists of Athens by speaking of creation (cf. Acts 17:22-31).

The Kolbe Center seeks to carry out its mission through publications, mass media, seminars, and conferences in the United States and throughout the world. Its conferences provide a forum for prominent Catholic theologians, philosophers, and natural scientists who defend the Magisterium and the inerrancy of Scripture and who present the evidence from their respective disciplines in favor of special creation and against molecules-to-man evolution. The Kolbe Center has an Advisory Council made up for the most part of experts in theology, philosophy, and natural science, most of whom have at least a master's degree in their areas of expertise. (See attached list.)

The Kolbe Center was incorporated in the State of Virginia as a non-profit educational corporation on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, in the Year of Jubilee 2000. The directors of the Kolbe Center are members of St. John Bosco Parish in Mt. Jackson, Virginia. The Kolbe Center has received approval from the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation.

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