Don’t you love it when something lands in your inbox that you can literally use the next day? We’ve been talking in my freshman class about the symbolism of the Genesis creation stories. One fruitful area of discussion is how one can believe in the Deeper Truths of those stories and also what science teaches us about evolution. Pope Francis got a lot of attention when he affirmed this just a few months ago. As I tell my students: As long as you believe that God created everything and that everything God created was good, then the “how” of creation can include evolutionary theory.
And I’ll be giving my students this brief article from our local Catholic Times (scroll to left side of page 6)