A friend pointed me to this excellent article on a specific theologian’s attempt to reconcile the Catholic doctrines around Adam and Eve with what we know about genetics and evolution. It is a much better, but more specific, version of the post I wrote earlier on Catholicism and evolution.
There’s an extremely common misconception that the Catholic Church accepts evolution. Of course, in a sense, it does. Nothing in official Catholic teaching forbids Catholics from accepting that cats and dogs and turtles all evolved from fish. Indeed, nothing in Church teaching forbids Catholics from believing that humans evolved from ape-like ancestors. What is forbidden … More Catholicism and Evolution