Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Catholic belief

A Slate Explainer discusses the Catholic Church's position on evolution. In the course of doing so it refers to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. I had, of course, heard the term catechism, but I had never thought much about what it contains. According to the author of the article, it is "the church's official compendium of teachings and beliefs."

I'm impressed. It takes guts (also a bit of arrogance and possibly some foolishness) to write down the details of what one believes. It seems impossible to do a complete job. Yet the Catholic Church has apparently put its beliefs on the line—online

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