Where the Catholic Church Stands on Science

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

The Catholic Church has a conflicted history with the scientific world. But with the election of Pope Francis I, can we expect that to change? Laci Green shows us how far the Church has come, and how far they have left to go.

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ghsaswati March 29, 2018 - 1:15 AM

The Christian theology is essentially wrong with the evolution of life. In this regard, it was normal for modern practitioners to ‘adapt to the new way of thinking ‘. Not to mention the commercial motives of the established higher church order.

Responsible Citizen April 16, 2018 - 4:34 PM

You can thank the Catholic Church for the university and the hospital as well. There is more to the story about Galileo as well. It was not just a matter of hating science. The Church has a numerous amount of scientists inclulding Copernicus and Fr George LeMatre who gave us the Big Bang Theory. Our presenter makes it sound like embracing science is something new for Catholics – It's not. There are so many lies and misconceptions about the Church. But that's been going on for 2000 years now. We're used to it. Pope Benedict didn't say HIV doesn't work against HIV on the basic level, what he was talking about is that it doesn't prevent people engaging in risky behavior that underminds each other's dignity…..to be over simplistic… screwing anything that moves. Being over simplistic doesn't work to well does it? I hope our new Pope doesn't cave to the random demands of modernity and continues to focus on what is true.

Eliaz Ruis May 25, 2018 - 1:47 PM

Condoms don’t prevent immaculate conception. 🤭😭

Rptrf22 June 12, 2018 - 1:37 AM

Might want to educate yourself a little better first before you take on the Catholic Church. Here is what your liberal professors never told you. https://youtu.be/sAnLM8pyndc

Rptrf22 June 12, 2018 - 1:46 AM
Phil C August 2, 2018 - 7:36 AM

Research shows that promiscuous people who use condoms are more likely to contract the virus (orally, anally, vaginally or through penis) than people who live chaste lives and wait for marriage, like the church teaches. In fact, the chances of contracting AIDS gets reduced to 0%…

David McKinstry October 18, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Laci Green has never had a clue what she's talking about when it comes to issues of the church.

Ray Anthony Pardillo December 8, 2018 - 4:55 PM

you talk too fast need subs

John Eguchi January 2, 2019 - 5:14 AM

At least hes educated and knows better, because if they dont adapt they will die, but i think in a few generation's that will happen anyways, lets face it the church does not run things well, remember the dark ages, we wont let that happen again, as long as we read history it wont.

Mia R February 4, 2019 - 8:51 AM

From one atheist to another I wish you asked actual catholics on this or checked what the current catholic church officially declared. This is honestly kind of bigoted.

San Fran February 5, 2019 - 8:43 AM

I dont know what i thought i saw leaking so far down that it was dripping past the bottom of that condom but whatever it was is supposed to contain the hiv and there aint no part of that condom that far down and as far as i know that was technically still the actors equipment. Whatever it was your told it contains the hiv and you get the idea. I saw this in a video. That aint how thats taught in hiv education. It would however stop pregnancy. Scientists tell y'all "god aint dead" he's actually a myth. 😝mao

Eric Louclair February 13, 2019 - 1:39 AM

How many scientists were killed by church? Burning bruno because he believes sun is center! And threaten darwin because his theory! Killing lgbt in the name of your fake god!
And most importantly, your god never show up to save his followers when they are killed by isis!
Enough is enough! Of course people can believe whatever they want! But the religion always try to touch the politics!

eleanatopp1 February 22, 2019 - 4:50 AM

She pretty much said nothing.

whiskey_ed March 26, 2019 - 11:08 PM

Fake news

Mystdragon March 31, 2019 - 11:52 AM

Science update….all the advances that we have made to help people has come from adult stem cell research to date.

Primodernious May 12, 2019 - 11:27 PM

they still need the egg to make the clone. humpty dumpy fills in the gaps else it would not work.

Gabriel Barragan July 8, 2019 - 7:59 AM

Every religion person i know believes that the earth is 1,000 years old and ancient ppl lived with dinosaurs

Maan Mallak July 10, 2019 - 2:41 AM
Marveltl Legend September 12, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Evolution is fake

jack lobo September 19, 2019 - 11:44 AM

i feel pity on your limited knowledge…….. you should feel shame to tell this rubbish ….. Please do proper research before you speak////

UHFStation1 November 23, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Benedict was still the pope then huh?

Martin Koh March 5, 2020 - 3:01 PM

Man…. You really don't know your stuff about the Church stand on science…….

HS 1995 December 22, 2020 - 9:58 PM

The reason why we think pedophilia is wrong is mainly because of the creation of science. Science made clear boundaries for mental health for children. You can think it's gross, but The truth is Before science we thought children were simply little adults. that's why child labor was also accepted.
People who in that strong circles of the catholic church, who may understand science but aren't exposed and are isolated from the modern society culture and social acceptance based on the society of science. So pedophilia could be more accepted inside that catholic circle. This doesn't only count to Christianity, but many other places and societies.