Washington D.C., Sep 20, 2013 / 03:13 am
At a recent talk on Pope Francis' encyclical "Lumen Fidei," Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore emphasized that faith is not opposed to reason, but rather is necessary for understanding truth.
"This encyclical letter…is a great gift – not only to the Church, but to all people of good will, to everybody seeking the truth," Archbishop Lori said Sept. 17 at Washington D.C.'s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, where he spoke as part of the Year of Faith lecture series.
"In a very skeptical world, it turns out that Faith believes in Reason. Faith believes in the capacity of reason for truth," he reflected.
Archbishop Lori explained that the nature of faith is often misunderstood, seen as superstition rather than "a part of the search for knowledge."