Fox News headline – Vatican: It’s OK for Catholics to Believe in Aliens.
If you read the article, it’s about a piece the Vatican astronomer (who apparently is the “Vatican”) wrote in the “Vatican newspaper” (I assume La Osservatore Romano). The jist of the story: believing in extraterestial life is not contrary to the Catholic faith. Gee… no kidding. I guess it made for a great headline. It’s like they think Catholics wait on bated breath for what the Vatican says we can and cannot do. I wonder if we are allowed to eat pie. Or play baseball. I wonder if it’s ok to use more than one sheet of toilet paper or believe the lunar landing was a hoax.
Hmm…. I shall write Rome and await the answer. Once Rome has spoken on this matter of divine revelation, I’ll pass the answer on. Until then I’m not sure what we do. What to think. What to think… It’s anarchy!
Clarification because I know someone’s gonna ask: Of course, what the Vatican says regarding matters of faith and morals is very important to Catholics. But such statements tend to happen in encyclical letters or ecumenical councils, not silly columns in a Vatican newspaper.