Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and reverence.”
cf. 1 Peter 3:15-16
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Faith and Reason
Church and Science
QUESTION OR COMMON OBJECTION:
If the Church and science contradict one another, what should I believe?
Properly understood, true faith and true science do not contradict each other. This is because they both have their source in God, the source of all truth. And truth cannot contradict truth.
The signature of God is truth.”
Jewish Talmud, Shabbat 55a
Though a scientific theory seems to contradict Church teaching, that theory may be wrong. Scientists are always coming up with new theories. The truths of faith, however, are more certain because they have been revealed by God to the Church.
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catechism of the Catholic Church
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Let us pray.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”
Saint John Paul II, pope
Jesus, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (cf. John 6:68).
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.