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"In science, explanations are limited to those based on observations and experiments that can be substantiated by other scientists" reminds me of what Pope Leo XIII says in his 4 August 1879 encyclical on the restoration of Christian philosophy, Æterni Patris: And here it is well to note that our philosophy can only by the grossest injustice be ...


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In his 22 October 1996 Address to the Plenary Session on the Subject ‘The Origins and Early Evolution of Life’ Pope St. John Paul II [the Great] said , 'he wanted to remind [those addressed] that the Magisterium of the Church has already made pronouncements on these matters within the framework of her own competence.' The Pope went on to cite two ...


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A quick Google search provides a link indicating there is (perhaps intentionally) no official authoritative declaration on the subject, leaving "no burden upon conscience". To quote, [The advantage of Catholics] lies in the simple fact that they do not have to decide either for Evolution or against it. Authority has not spoken on the subject; hence it ...



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