Kimberley, 24 February, 2022 / 9:05 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Kimberley Diocese has said that Catholic schools as communities have a responsibility of upholding and promoting faith and learning as two natural partners that cannot be separated.
In his Wednesday, February 16 homily at St. Boniface High School opening Holy Mass in Kimberley Diocese, Bishop Duncan Theodore Tsoke explained that mathematics and science subjects seek the truth about the physical world while languages and music are about understanding people and their cultures.
“Catholic Schools are still called to be communities of faith and learning. Faith should not take the place of learning; neither should learning push faith into the background. Faith and learning are natural partners,” Bishop Tsoke said.
The South African Bishop said that faith is beyond the material world because it seeks the truth that gives meaning to the universe and to the existence of humanity. He said the truth sought is God himself and that no one can survive without God.
“Sometimes we ask why things are going wrong out there. It is because we abandoned God. We have even pushed God in our schools; we have pushed God in our families and we wonder why things are going wrong in this world,” he said.