Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pope praises science

Holy Father says scientific pursuits without God weaken the understanding of reality

Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with Gianfranco Fini, president of Italy's Chamber of Deputies, during a visit to Sacred Heart University in Rome May 3. L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters
The B.C. Catholic has an article from Catholic News Service's Carol Glatz about Pope Benedict XVI's praise of scientific discovers, but also a warning that without transcendent truth scientific progress could be hindered:
Excluding truth and the transcendent from scientific debate and research has impoverished modern thought and weakened the intellect's ability to understand reality, Pope Benedict XVI said.

True intellectual and scientific progress requires an openness to dialogue with opposing views, rather than settling with the "mere repetition" of what one already knows, he added.

The Pope made his remarks May 3 in an address to faculty, doctors and students at Rome's Sacred Heart University, one of the biggest Catholic universities in the world.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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