Pope Echoes Arguments of Intelligent Design Advocates
The Catholic Church and science have a long and entangled history, of course, but one thing you've got to admire about those Catholics is that they admit their mistakes. Sure, it took them a few centuries of convincing before they acknowledged the earth revolves around the sun, but they did it eventually.
Unfortunately, the Pope's latest statement indicates that Catholicism is moving away from its longstanding support of evolution. I wouldn't really care if this were just some esoteric theological debate, but I worry about what will happen if Catholic schools start teaching "intelligent design" in science classes. Right now, if you want your kids to learn about science, you're probably better off, on average, sending them to Catholic schools than to public schools. That might not be the case much longer.