Father Scalia: Sometimes We’re Too Modest in Talking About Faith and Reason
(CNSNews.com) – Father Paul Scalia, a priest in the Diocese of Arlington, Va., writes in a new book that faith and reason are not contradictory but complementary.
He sees this point symbolized by the fact that both shepherds and magi arrived to greet the newborn Jesus Christ.
“At the crib of our Lord we find two groups of people not typically associated with one another: shepherds and magi,” Scalia writes in “That Nothing May be Lost: Reflections on Catholic Doctrine and Devotion.”
“The shepherds represent a simple, humble faith: the magi—or wise men—represent human reason and learning,” continues Scalia, who studied theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.
“We do not usually lump such groups together, because…
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