Has the Catholic Church stopped teaching Creationism?
I was reading this article where the Pope officially gives God credit for the Big Bang and other scientific issues that are usually at the center of the creation vs evolution debate. But what caught my eye was the statement at the end of the article where if made mention that “the Catholic Church no longer teaches creationism”.
“Galileo was rehabilitated and the Church now also accepts evolution as a scientific theory and sees no reason why God could not have used a natural evolutionary process in the forming of the human species.”
“The Catholic Church no longer teaches creationism—the belief that God created the world in six days as described in the Bible—and says that the account in the book of Genesis is an allegory for the way God created the world. But it objects to using evolution to back an atheist philosophy that denies God’s existence or any divine role in creation. It also objects to using Genesis as a scientific text.”
I have been out of the loop since my own Catholic school days and was a bit surprised to read this. So if this is the case, can anybody tell me what the current school of thought surrounding how we all got here is being taught in the Catholic Schools these days? Is this just a Catholic School issue or is this wider spread in the Christian community?
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