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Pope Tells Medical Faculty: Restore Role of Faith in Research
Catholic Culture ^ | 5/3/12

Posted on 05/04/2012 8:46:26 AM PDT by marshmallow

Pope Benedict XVI visited Rome’s Gemelli Hospital on May 3, to join in 50th-anniversary celebrations for the hospital’s teaching faculty. In his remarks there the Pontiff spoke of the urgent need to restore a healthy relationship between science and faith.

The divorce between faith and reason, and the loss of Europe’s Christian cultural heritage, have caused a “weakening of thought and ethical impoverishment,” the Pope said. Particularly in the field of medicine, he said, the result is “a dangerous imbalance between what is technically possible and what is morally good.” He said that institutions like the Gemelli—which is affiliated with the Sacred Heart Catholic University—should work to restore the proper balance.

To do that, the Pope continued, would entail rediscovering “the wellspring that scientific research shares with the search for faith.” He explained:

Science and faith possess a fruitful reciprocity, almost a complementary need to understand reality.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Science

1 posted on 05/04/2012 8:46:30 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

We have a great pope.

2 posted on 05/04/2012 8:51:22 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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