You seem to have read the council’s defenition, but ignored the interpretation of the Church on the subject. It would appear that you’ve made yourself and the websites you support the authority and not the Church.
[b:pjn9ueb0]What the Vatican Council said about Faith and Science[/b:pjn9ueb0]
[quote:pjn9ueb0]5. Even though faith is above reason, there can never be any real disagreement between faith and reason, since it is the same God who reveals the mysteries and infuses faith, and who has endowed the human mind with the light of reason.
6. God cannot deny himself, nor can truth ever be in opposition to truth. The appearance of this kind of specious contradiction is chiefly due to the fact that either the dogmas of faith are not understood and explained in accordance with the mind of the Church, or unsound views are mistaken for the conclusions of reason.
9. Hence all faithful Christians are forbidden to defend as the legitimate conclusions of science those opinions which are known to be contrary to the doctrine of faith, particularly if they have been condemned by the Church; and furthermore they are absolutely bound to hold them to be errors which wear the deceptive appearance of truth.
10. Not only can faith and reason never be at odds with one another but they mutually support each other, for on the one hand right reason established the foundations of the faith and, illuminated by its light, develops the science of divine things; on the other hand, faith delivers reason from errors and protects it and furnishes it with knowledge of many kinds.
11. Hence, so far is the Church from hindering the development of human arts and studies, that in fact she assists and promotes them in many ways. For she is neither ignorant nor contemptuous of the advantages which derive from this source for human life, rather she acknowledges that those things flow from God, the lord of sciences, and, if they are properly used, lead to God by the help of his grace.[/quote:pjn9ueb0]
[b:pjn9ueb0]A few years later Pope Leo XIII wrote this in his encyclical Provendissiumus Deus, (regarding the Study of Sacred Scripture)[/b:pjn9ueb0]
[quote:pjn9ueb0]23. In order that all these endeavours and exertions may really prove advantageous to the cause of the Bible, let scholars keep steadfastly to the principles which We have in this Letter laid down. Let them loyally hold that God, the Creator and Ruler of all things, is also the Author of the Scriptures – and that therefore nothing can be proved either by physical science or archaeology which can really contradict the Scriptures. If, then, apparent contradiction be met with, every effort should be made to remove it. Judicious theologians and commentators should be consulted as to what is the true or most probable meaning of the passage in discussion, and the hostile arguments should be carefully weighed. Even if the difficulty is after all not cleared up and the discrepancy seems to remain, the contest must not be abandoned; truth cannot contradict truth, and we may be sure that some mistake has been made either in the interpretation of the sacred words, or in the polemical discussion itself; and if no such mistake can be detected, we must then suspend judgment for the time being.[/quote:pjn9ueb0]
[b:pjn9ueb0]Pope St. Pius X writes in Pascendi[/b:pjn9ueb0]
[quote:pjn9ueb0]47. With regard to secular studies, let it suffice to recall here what our predecessor [Leo XIII] has admirably said: “Apply yourselves energetically to the study of natural sciences: in which department the things that have been so brilliantly discovered, and so usefully applied, to the admiration of the present age, will be the object of praise and commendation to those who come after us.”But this is to be done without interfering with sacred studies, as Our same predecessor prescribed in these most weighty words: “If you carefully search for the cause of those errors you will find that it lies in the fact that in these days when the natural sciences absorb so much study, the more severe and lofty studies [i.e., theology and related disciplines] have been proportionately neglected–some of them have almost passed into oblivion, some of them are pursued in a half-hearted or superficial way, and, sad to say, now that the splendor of the former estate is dimmed, they have been disfigured by perverse doctrines and monstrous errors.” We ordain, therefore, that the study of natural sciences in the seminaries be carried out according to this law.[/quote:pjn9ueb0]
None of these documents which interpret for us how we are to regard Faith and Science discredit Evolution when it is in conformity with the Authentic teachings of the Church, which all Catholics are obliged to believe.
1. God created all things out of nothing.
2. When God created the immortal souls of our first parents, they were created out of nothing and in an instant, that their souls did not evolve from a lower animal.
While the Church has not defined at what point in history the immortal soul of our first human parents was created,
While we must admit that God could have created the heavens and the earth according to either of the two stories of creation in Genesis, we are not bound to believe that it happened in either order.