Skip to comments.Pope Tells Medical Faculty: Restore Role of Faith in Research
Posted on 05/04/2012 8:46:26 AM PDT by marshmallow
Pope Benedict XVI visited Romes Gemelli Hospital on May 3, to join in 50th-anniversary celebrations for the hospitals 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 Europes 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 Gemelliwhich is affiliated with the Sacred Heart Catholic Universityshould 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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