Stacy Trasancos, Ph.D.

Theology, Science, Reason, Relationships

Dr. Stacy Trasancos

Stacy Trasancos, scientist, theologian, and mother, has a doctorate in chemistry, a master’s in dogmatic theology, and seven children and six grandchildren. She worked as a chemist for DuPont before converting to Catholicism and radically restructuring her life. She left her career to stay home with her kids, from there becoming a writer and educator. Now, she is the Executive Director of Bishop Strickland’s St. Philip Institute in Tyler, Texas. She also teaches online theology courses for Seton Hall University and is a Fellow of the Word on Fire Institute.

She is a frequent guest on Catholic media, including Relevant Radio, EWTN, and Catholic Answers Live. She has written numerous articles for Catholic and academic publications and is the author of Science Was Born of Christianity: The Teaching of Fr. Stanley L. Jaki and Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science (Ave Maria Press), which has also been published as a textbook for Catholic high schools and colleges. She has also written a Catholic Answers booklet 20 Answers: Bioethics and writes the Science column for the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly. He new book, co-authored with Fr. George Elliott, is Behold, It is I: Scripture, Tradition, and Science on the Real Presence.

Dr. Trasancos lives with her family in Hideaway, Texas. With over three decades of scholarly pursuit and parenting experience, she is passionate about leading souls to Christ while keeping it real.

Particles of Faith: How Chemistry Led Me to Christ

Stacy Trasancos, author of Particles of Faith: A Catholic Guide to Navigating Science, was a chemist before she was Catholic. She tells the story of how her love for science was a search for truth, from childhood awe and wonder to research in a state-of-the-art laboratory trying to simulate photosynthesis on nanocomposite designs. Through her narrative, she explains how materialistic thinking pervades our science-obsessed culture and offers solutions to lead others to Christ through science.

Science Was Born of Christianity: The Role of Christianity in the Development of Modern Science

The public narrative is that faith and science contradict, but the birth of modern science can be traced all the way back to Genesis 1:1. The Christian worldview is, and always has been, radically different from any other religion. This fact-filled talk from Science Was Born of Christianity: The Teaching of Fr. Stanley L. Jaki equips Catholics to engage the world in confidence and defend the truth of Jesus Christ in a technological age. Science, as mature and independent as it has grown, needs its Mother.

Behold, It is I: Scripture, Tradition, and Science on the Real Presence

Many have lost faith in Christ’s presence at every Mass. This compelling new book by Fr. George Elliott and Dr. Stacy Trasancos provides a review of the most convincing proofs for the Real Presence of Christ. In the talk, Fr. Elliott leads you to an encounter with our Lord like a first century Christian. Dr. Stacy Transacos analyzes the popular Eucharistic miracles. Together they convict and empower you to evangelize to the world that the Holy Eucharist truly flesh, bone, hands, and feet.

Eucharistic Miracles and the Data

This talk is not the usual Eucharistic miracle talk. Chemist and theologian, Stacy Trasancos, and co-author of the new book, Behold, It Is I: Scripture, Tradition, and Science on the Real Presence, weaves together the most popular Eucharistic miracles.  Dr. Stacy Trasancos analyzes the popular Eucharistic miracles reported in Bolsena and Lanciano, Italy, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a twenty-first-century chemist’s objectivity. Then she leads you from modern science right back to the Word

Evolution for Believers

What are Catholics to make of evolution? Did Adam and Eve really exist? Who are Y-Chromosome Adam and Mitochondrial Eve? Did we evolve from atoms? Is evolution a fact or a theory? How do we read Genesis? What does the Church teach about evolution? Stacy Trasancos walks you through the theology and the science of evolution with simple and clear explanations that lay the foundation for navigating the more complex questions facing theologians and scientists today.

Bioethics: 20 Answers

Stacy Trasancos, Ph.D. is the author of Catholic Answers’ booklet, 20 Answers: Bioethics. In this talk, she describes Catholic teaching on the major issues from conception to natural death. The word “bioethics” describes an approach to human dignity as old as the Church itself. Dr. Trasancos reviews personhood, contraception, abortion, fetal tissue research, gene editing, brain death, organ donation, and transhumanism—a critical talk for our moment in history and leading the way forward in science.