What Catholics Must Believe about Creation and Evolution

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Why did Cardinal Arinze say that the child on the island was stupid?

  • If the child said, “I don’t come from anybody, I just am,” then he would be a stupid child.
  • A smart child would realize that he had to have come from somewhere.

So, what do Catholics have to believe about where we come from?

  • We have to believe that God started everything, and that we come from God.
  • Every creature (everything that exists is a creature, since it was created) must be traceable to God, who made it.
  • Even things that we make (cars & computers) still have their origin in God, because God gives us the intelligence and the materials to make things.