Friday, August 11, 2006

Benedict to host private seminar on creation & evolution

According to Sandro Magister, Pope Benedict is scheduled to host a private seminar on creation and evolution at Castel Gandolfo with his former theology students at Castel Gandolfo in early September. Magister writes:
Creationists versus Darwinists, “intelligent design” versus random selection, the controversy is as heated as ever. The pope is studying the issue with a team of experts. Keep reading to find the truth he wants to reassert. And the confusion he wants to clear up.
Magister's post includes the following relevant articles:
(1) Fiorenzo Facchini: “Evolution and Creation,” L’Osservatore Romano (January 16, 2006);
(2) Christoph Schönborn: “Finding Design in Nature,” The New York Times (July 7, 2005);
(3) The Church's Doctrine on Evolution: Basic References (links):
(a) "Alla Pontificia Accademia delle Scienze" (22 ottobre 1996);
(b) “Fede cristiana e teoria dell’evoluzione” (6 aprile 1985);
(c) Udienza generale, 10 luglio 1985;
(d) Udienza generale, 5 marzo 1986;
(e) "Communion and Stewardship: Human Persons Created in the Image of God";
(f) Catechism of the Catholic Church: The Creator
(g)"Professor Ratzinger goes back to school: After Islam last year, Darwin topic this year," (2.8.2006).
(Sandro Magister, www.chiesa, August 11, 2006)

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