Three Saturday evenings following the Vigil Mass: 6/23. 6/30 and 7/07
Teacher: Seminarian Anthony Weis
Just before he was elected as pope Cardinal Ratzinger spoke to the assembled cardinals about the "dictatorship of relativism". Relativism denies that there is such thing as objective truth, a truth that is independent of one's personal opinion. The Church, first through John Paul II's encyclical "Fides at Ratio" (Faith and Reason) and more recently through the teaching of Benedict XVI, teaches that there is an objective truth. It has its source in God who created the universe. God is the author of reason and He is reasonable. That is to say that faith in Him is reasonable. Faith and reason share the same source and therefore cannot conflict, just as there is no conflict within God. Knowing this, our job as faithful Catholics is to witness to this truth and teach others the reasonableness of our faith. In spreading the faith we spread the truth.