A book recently brought to my attention is “The Doctrine on Genesis 1-11,” written by Father Victor Warkulwiz. The author draws on his scientific background to demonstrate compatibility between the account of creation presented in the early chapters of the book of Genesis and the understanding of the Church Fathers and modern-day observations of natural science.
I am concerned that young people in public schools are being taught theories that at their base are atheistic and have no room for “intelligent design” principles. Since admittedly the Catholic church does not have a well-developed theology of creation, Warkulwiz’s book is not only timely, but long overdue. Suffice it to say that I will forgo purchasing Darwin’s book and will refrain from recommending it to my parishioners.
Father Stephen Doktorczyk
St. Joachim Church
Of course not. Why would I recommend my congregation read Charles Darwin’s “theory” on the origin of species when they could read God’s authoritative eye-witness account of creation found in the book of Genesis?