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In this article in the Church Life Journal, author Jordan Haddad (Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans), investigates what Pope John Paul II once wrote to Fr. George Coyne, S.J., then-director of the Vatican Observatory:
Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes….
Haddad writes that:
Science needs Christianity in particular and religion in general. Modern science needs Christianity because the knowledge gained from science and utilized in the development of new technologies require a corresponding framework of virtues, a moral and religious worldview, wherein these discoveries and inventions can be evaluated for their true worth and utilized well for the benefit of the human community from which they have emerged.
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