March First Friday Luncheon on Thursday February 29th

March First Friday Luncheon on
Thursday, February 29th
Dr. Martin Lindway
Science Department Chair
Benedictine High School

Turning the Tide of Unbelief and Unwellness
through Science-Based Apologetics
in a High School Science Curriculum

Is it reasonable to believe in our Catholic faith? Or has science provided significant evidence for us to doubt our Catholic faith? From multiple sourced and successive surveys over the last ten years, the primary reason young Catholic adults leave their Catholic faith comes from a sense that science has somehow proven their faith to be untrue or in conflict with physical reality.

Recent studies by the CDC and The American Academy of Pediatrics have declared a national emergency in child and adolescent mental health based on higher rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts. In addition, several mental health research studies have clearly shown improved mental health if individuals within a community can maintain a worldview encompassing their belief in God with high intellectual confidence and acceptance of their truths based on reason.

The presentation will highlight a novel incorporation of evidence-based apologetics in a science curriculum in turning the tide of unbelief and unwellness in high school students at Cleveland Benedictine High School since 2020.


Dr. Martin Lindway has been working since 2020 as a pioneer in developing a science curriculum for secondary Catholic education that utilizes science-based apologetics, critical thinking, and scientific reasoning strategies to address the essential life-faith questions that have provided high school students with a framework to examine and grow in their faith and resiliency to defend their faith.
In support of this initiative, Dr. Lindway continues to collaborate directly with Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, President of Magis-Center. His successes have been recently recognized during recent keynote addresses at the Duc In Altum Conference (October 2023) and the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education National Conference (June 2023).
At Benedictine High School since 2019, he has been the department chair of science, College-level Physics and Chemistry instructor, and head golf coach.
Dr. Lindway has 25 plus years of corporate experience in Global R&D and Global Marketing and over 14 years of various lay ministerial roles in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland and Charleston, South Carolina. Martin has been married for 36 years to his wife, Deborah, an Executive Vice President at PNC. They have three children; the youngest is a senior in college. and reside in Westlake, where they attend Saint Ladislas Parish.



Buffet Opens at 11:30 a.m.
Program Concludes at 1:00 p.m.

Borromeo/Saint Mary Seminary
28700 Euclid Avenue (map)
Wickliffe, Ohio 44092