This week Cardinal Paul Poupard, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, urged Catholics to listen to reason
, more or less.
I suppose it's nice that the Church makes it possible to ackowledge things like natural selection and Big Bang theory, but isn't there a tipping point where science pretty much erases a lot of Cat-lick doctrinal crap? Resurrection of the dead? Transubstantiation? No meat on Fridays?
Also, the Cardinal ties in faith with scientific knowledge, as if they are on equal footing -- a pet peeve of mine. Basically the formula goes thus: we cannot explain faith; most people cannot understand science. Ergo, it's the same kind of 'knowledge.'
One other thing: Poupard just about says the Church was 'wrong' about Galileo. Can we infer from this that Popes aren't inflammable after all?