21 Nov 2012

Year of Faith - Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday General Audiences - Faith and Science are not in Conflict




From Rome Reports:

Through faith and reason we find truth. As part of his catechesis on the Year of Faith, Benedict XVI talked about faith and reason. He explained that faith and reason are not at odds. Instead, the Pope said these two factors complement each other and allow people to understand God's truth.

“Dear Brothers and Sisters, In our continuing catechesis for the Year of Faith, we now consider the reasonableness of faith as an encounter with the splendour of God’s truth. Through faith we come to true knowledge of God and ourselves, and learn to live wisely in this world as we await the fullness of life and happiness in the next.

Faith and reason are meant to work together in opening the human mind to God’s truth. By its nature, faith seeks understanding, while the mind’s search for truth finds inspiration, guidance and fulfillment in the encounter with God’s revealed word.

Far from being in conflict, faith and science go hand in hand in the service of man’s moral advancement and his wise stewardship of creation. The Gospel message of our salvation in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, offers us a true humanism, a “grammar” by which we come to understand the mystery of man and the universe. In this Year of Faith, may we open our minds more fully to the light of God’s truth, which reveals the grandeur of our human dignity and vocation."

Read full report from Vatican Radio HERE

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