Calling evolution "more than a hypothesis," Pope John Paul II gave his official support to the idea of evolution while speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in late October. However, the pope also cautioned his audience that believers must still consider God as Creator of all things.
Such is typical of Roman Catholicism. Unwilling to accept the Scriptures as absolute truth, they feel compelled to believe the lies of evolution.
This same rejection of the Bible as absolute gives them, they believe, the authority to add to it or change it at will. This breeds such idolatrous (and unscriptural) doctrines as praying to saints, Mary as co-redemptrix with Christ, bowing to images, etc.
While church leaders, such as the pope, feel increasingly obliged to bow to the pressure of evolutionary teaching, many scientists already admit that nearly all animal groups known today came into being in a "burst of life."
Evolutionists see this as a "mystery." Common sense sees this as evidence of a most simple truth: "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth." And He did it in six days.