Teilhardian (Still Out There?) Evolution Jibberish From Preacher of Papal Household

During Vespers on the “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation,” Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the aged Modernist who has been “Preacher of the Papal Household” for the past 36 years, uttered this gibberish during his so-called homily: Read the rest here.

  • Chris

    I take it from the contents of the article that you are a Creationist? I know many theologians who would take you to task on the critique in the linked article. The Big bang theory followed by the unfolding evolution of the plant is not at odds with Genesis. I fail to see how this is heresy.

  • Thomas Donnelly

    The Big Bang Theory is thoroughly at odds with the Genesis account of Creation. They cannot both be correct. Catholics are bound to uphold the plain literal meaning of Scripture — since it is the inspired word of God, Who can neither deceive nor be deceived — unless there is unquestioned proof, in the form, say, of unquestionable scientific data to the contrary, that a given passage may be taken figuratively.
    The Big Bang Theory — and note, it is a ‘theory’, not in the least an ‘unquestionable scientific fact’ — hardly qualifies to be taken seriously as an alternative to Genesis, which clearly claims that the Earth was created, apparently at the center of the universe, BEFORE the stars and the light, and that God completed the work of Creation in six 24-hour days — no ‘evolution’ being necessary.
    The Church has always officially held the inerrancy of the Genesis account, despite propaganda claims to the contrary. Catholics, and all people of good will, must see false ‘scientism’ for what it is — an attempt by secular enemies of the Truth to discredit true religion.

  • Thomas Donnelly

    Chris, a good place to start investigating these matters (scientism, evolution, Creation, et cetera) would be articles by Br. Francis and others on this website, and websites like http://www.galileowaswrong.blogspot.com and http://www.kolbecenter.org.

  • Chris

    This is interesting stuff. I’m from the UK and the Catholic stance here is that Genesis is not a literal piece of Scripture. I wonder why there are
    differences of opinion?

  • Thomas Donnelly

    I suspect that in both the UK and the US most Catholics have similar attitudes toward Genesis: the majority hold to the false notion that the scriptural account of Creation is figurative. On the other hand, I believe it’s safe to say that a strong majority of US Catholics who identify themselves as Traditionalists are firm believers in the literalness of Genesis.
    The “differences of opinion” undoubtedly stem from the fact that the Enemy ceaselessly attacks the Faith, deceiving many, especially those whom St. Paul characterizes as having “itching ears”.