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Father Kenneth Doyle
Questions may be sent to Father Kenneth Doyle at and 40 Hopewell St., Albany, NY 12208.

July 26, 2021
Question: How is one to accept the story of Adam and Eve if one believes in evolution? (Louisville, Kentucky) Answer: There is no conflict between the biblical story of Adam and Eve and the acceptance of the scientific theory of evolution. The first human bodies may well have been the product of the ordinary evolutionary process. But a Catholic is compelled to believe that the first human souls were created directly by God. So, concerning biological evolution, the Church does not have an official position on whether various life forms developed over the course of time. But if that was the case, then they did so under the impetus and the guidance of God. Furthermore, the observation of Pope Pius…
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