Fratelli Tutti 204: Communication Across Disciplines

Pope Francis does not understate the phenomenon of specialization:

204. There is a growing conviction that, together with specialized scientific advances, we are in need of greater interdisciplinary communication. Although reality is one, it can be approached from various angles and with different methodologies. There is a risk that a single scientific advance will be seen as the only possible lens for viewing a particular aspect of life, society and the world. Researchers who are expert in their own field, yet also familiar with the findings of other sciences and disciplines, are in a position to discern other aspects of the object of their study and thus to become open to a more comprehensive and integral knowledge of reality.

Even in the Church we see something of this. Among my own colleagues there is not always a depth of knowledge about Scripture, even among musicians who tout the importance of traditional propers. One would think a knowledge of Scripture, especially the Psalms, and a competence in liturgy goes hand-in-hand with being a music director. Alas, not always so.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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