The father of Egyptology was Father Athanasius Kircher.
Thirty-five craters on the moon are named for Jesuit scientists and mathematicians.
Jesuits so dominated the study of earthquakes that seismology became known as 'the Jesuit Science.
Father Roger Boscovich is often credited as the father of modern atomic theory.
The exaltation of human reason and its capabilities, a commitment to rigorous and rational debate, a promotion of intellectual inquiry and scholarly exchange--all sponsored by the Church--provided the framework for the Scientific Revolution.
The first person to measure the rate of acceleration of a free falling body was Father Giambattista Riccioli.
Father Nicholas Steno, is often identified as the father of geology.
The idea of formulated 'rights ... comes not from John Locke and Thomas Jefferson ... but from the canon law of the Catholic Church.
Churchmen sought to introduce rational trial procedures and sophisticated legal principles in place of the superstition-based trial by ordeal that had characterized the Germanic legal order.
It was Francisco de Vitoria, a Catholic priest and professor, who earned the title of father of international law.
(Catholic) monks taught metallurgy, introduced new crops, copied ancient texts, preserved literacy, pioneered in technology, invented champagne, improved the European landscape, provided for wanderers of every stripe, and looked after the lost and shipwrecked.
The university system, a gift of Western civilization to the world, was developed by the Catholic Church.