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When the truth and the life of the Catholic Thing coexist, the result will constitute nothing less than the splendor of theology itself.
By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine, March 14, 2023
Regis Martin is Professor of Theology and Faculty Associate with the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He earned a licentiate and a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.
In the Scriptures we are repeatedly reminded that Christ came into the world to bring us truth and life—the truth about Himself and the Father that we might see ourselves in relation to Him; and life that we might actually come to share in the very mystery of His own divine and eternal life.
These two components of our common faith are constantly at play in the Revelation brought by Christ. If the first belongs to the realm of aesthetics, consisting of our seeing the form, the human figure assumed by the Second Person, the Incarnate Word of God, then the second belongs to the realm of ethics, providing the real possibility of conforming our lives to the perfect model set down by Christ in His relationship with us. …
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