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Character of God


Almighty God or Mad Scientist


Which is More Scientific?


The Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation Interviews

  • Kevin Heldt

    Dear Mr. Owen, I want to thank you for all your great work with the Kolbe Center and for your clear and helpful writings regarding the Catholic Church and evolution. My wife and I (and our seven children) entered full communion with the Catholic Church last fall.  Lifelong Christians, we were first drawn to the Church when we discovered the beautiful teachings underpinning Her stand against contraception.  God had brought us to a firm personal conviction against contraception early in our marriage.  Years later, when we learned what the Catholic Church taught about marital sexuality, we knew we needed to keep reading and to begin to evaluate these claims we never knew She'd made.  Did Jesus really leave behind a hierarchical Church to guide and teach us?  Is the Church really protected by the Holy Spirit from teaching error? I can say without hesitation that the single biggest hurdle for me in coming to believe these claims was the appearance, from the outside, that the Church accepts evolution.  I've known for a long time that the theory of evolution is incompatible with not only Scripture, but with science itself, so it was very unsettling to read so many Catholics making accommodations for it.  I wondered how …

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