Catholicism and Creation

Humani Generis, the 1950 encyclical of Pope Pius XII, could be interpreted as representing a watershed in Catholic theology–the acceptance of the theory of evolution. Consider these paragraphs: 36. … the Teaching Authority of the Church does not forbid that … research and discussions … take place with regard to the doctrine of evolution, in…

Canonicity ex Nihilo

Hugo makes a standard Catholic argument for the superiority of the Catholic Church to Scripture, arguing that we can’t trust Scripture without prior trust in the Catholic Church. Alan picks up on it. Of course, the real reason Catholics came up with this argument in the first place was to protect the corrupt church from…