Seminar Recommendations


I fully support the work of the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation and its defense of the traditional Catholic doctrine of creation.  I think that the battle for the defense of the traditional Catholic doctrine of creation as opposed to evolutionism and scientism in ecclesiastical and government schools and research centers is one of most important missions that Christianity has to carry out in response to Christ's call to "teach all nations" (Mt. 28:19).

Rev. Iouri Koslovskii, Ivano-Frankivsk Theological Academy, Assistant Professor, Ivano-Frankivsk 76019, Ukraine

During a time in which clarity regarding a very difficult topic is necessary due to a great deal of confusion, I highly recommend the seminars given by the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation. Having heard the seminars personally, I can testify to their orthodoxy as well as to their scientific rigor. Universities, colleges, parishes as well as any other Catholic educational body would be highly served by inviting the members of the Kolbe Center to come and give lectures pertaining to the study of creation.

Fr. Chad Ripperger, formerly professor of dogmatic theology at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary

Pope Pius XII in his encyclical Humani generis exhorted those who were investigating the question of human origins to seriously weigh the reasons for opinions both favorable and unfavorable to the evolution of man’s body. Since that time most Catholics have heard very little or nothing to challenge the current consensus in favor of an evolutionary model of human origins. The Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation is a tremendous resource for those who would like to hear the compelling evidence for the contrary position, one that accords well with the longer tradition of the Church.  The work of the Center deserves a careful hearing by all who are seeking to come to a full knowledge of the truth about God’s magnificent creation. 

Fr. Robert Nortz, MMA, STL
Most Holy Trinity Monastery (Maronite), Petersham, Massachusetts

I am writing on behalf of the Diocese to express our heartfelt appreciation for your visit to our Diocese and for the lecture you gave to the priests, religious and the laity on the Creation and Evolution Theories.

The lecture was very inspiring and an eye opener to the participants on the modern challenges facing the Church and the faithful. The participants who have since shared with me have expressed their gratitude for the useful insights you gave them. They were very delighted with your presentation.

The Bishop was also very happy and is grateful to you both for offering your time and energy to share such important knowledge with the Diocesan personnel . . .

Very Rev. Fr. William Kosgey, Vicar General, Diocese of Eldoret, Kenya, East Africa

I am happy to recommend the seminars of the Kolbe Centre. The speakers explain the truths that God has revealed to us about the origins of man and other creatures; they clearly show how these truths have been understood by the Fathers of the Church and by Catholics down the ages.

Fr. Thomas Crean, O.P., STD, Holy Cross Priory, Leicester, United Kingdom

What was conceived as an idea by the Staff of the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation (USA), in collaboration with the Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki (Nigeria), became a reality: The first African international seminar on “Origins” . . . the “special creation model” was logically, scientifically, traditionally, historically, and theologically argued at the seminar by our two erudite scholars/presenters. 

Rev. Dr. John Chidi Obasi, Ph.D., Biomedical Ethics, Diocese of Abakaliki, Nigeria

Hugh Owen provides an enlightening insight into the teachings of the early Church Fathers, Doctors, Popes and Councils on the subject of Creation.  His three presentations in the UK to the Family Life International Conferences in 2010 and 2011 were simply outstanding and gave many of the delegates a profound understanding of the serious flaws in evolutionary theory from a philosophical and scientific point of view.  Hugh was also able to provide his audience with a comprehensive understanding of the dangers to Faith and life when we adopt a belief system involving human evolution from primitive forms.  I can honestly say that the overwhelming majority of those present were convinced by Hugh’s presentation and would welcome him back to the UK in the future.

Greg Clovis, Executive Director Human Life International-UK (Family Life International)

In the persons of Hugh Owen and his companions, science and Theology are successfully being married in the teaching and defense of the doctrines of the Church. This is truly amazing! It was indeed a reawakening, encouraging, informative and, at the same time, challenging presentation. The comments made and questions asked were evidence enough that your intervention was worthy and timely especially to theology students whose mission is to clearly make known the teachings of the Church.

Rev. Fr. Daniel Nakameti, Rector: St. Matthias Mulumba Senior Seminary-Kapsabet, Kenya.

I am a physician and scientist with the degrees MD and PhD. I have been on the Board of Advisers and Executive Board of the National Catholic Medical Association. In this position I was instrumental in arranging for Mr. Hugh Owen to give the presentation: "The Negative Impact of Faith in the Evolutionary Hypothesis on Scientific and Medical Research" . .   The presentation was illuminating for the physicians and was exceptionally well received.  Mr. Owen presents his evidence from a clear and unbiased historical and scientific perspective. I highly recommend his presentations.

Dr. Lynne Bissonette-Pitre, M.D, Ph.D., past member of the executive board of the National Catholic Medical Association of the United States

I am writing to enthusiastically recommend the work of the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation.  My parish recently hosted a Conference on Creation presented by the Kolbe Center. I have nothing but praise for the conference and the Center’s director, Mr. Hugh Owen.  Hugh Owen is thoroughly grounded in the doctrine and dogma of the Catholic Church. All of the presentations were in accordance with Catholic Church teaching . . . and were thought-provoking, dynamic and thoroughly Catholic . . . The feedback we received from attendees was overwhelmingly positive.

Fr. John Brancich, FSSP, Pastor, Immaculate Conception Church, Omaha, Nebraska



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