The Catholic News Service is reporting that the Pope's recent conclave on "Creation and Evolution" at the Castel Gandolfo villa outside of Rome confirmed their earlier position that
"The church can live with evolution as an explanation of the "how" of creation, as long as evolutionary theory does not try to exclude a divine cause."Well what do you know? It looks like they really have learned not to bet against the scientists and keep loosing all those "God in the gaps" kind of arguments while we keep filling in the gaps.
Father Fessio, a US Jesuit who was in attendance, said "people will see that the gathering did not mark any significant shift in direction on the church and evolution, but rather a deeper understanding of the challenges it poses."
Now if only we could bring those Intelligent Design and Young Earth luddites into this century.
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