- Feb 7, 2007
Nothing anti catholic about evolution. Biblical literism is a Protestant area. I think the church will lead the way in genetics if Cardinal Formicia gets his way!
The Roman church did have luminaries like Cardinal Newman who saw no inconsistencies between "the accidental evolution of organic beings" and divine design. But it also had those like the editors of the Jesuit periodical La Civiltà Cattolica, who engaged in prolonged polemics against evolutionary theory, and somewhat blunted the 19th century Vatican's openness to it.
Through the 20th century, I'd agree that some Protestant denominations' dogged insistence on sola scriptura literalism has really done a number on their engagement with evolution (and sciences in general).