Archive of January 28, 2007 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 28, 2007

Pope reemphasizes relationship between faith and reason, cites example of St. Thomas Aquinas

Jan 28, 2007 - 12:44 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI used this week's Angelus to return to one of his favorite topics: the relation of Faith and Reason. Citing the example of St. Thomas Aquinas, whose feast day was Sunday, Benedict urged the faithful to remember that faith and reason are not exclusionary principles.      "When man limits his thoughts to only material objects . . . he closes himself to the great questions about life, himself and God," the Holy Father said. While modern science has granted mankind numerous benefits, he explained, it has also led many to believe that the only real things are those which can be experimented with.”