Intelligent life elsewhere?
There are reports today that the Vatican has just held a symposium on the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe and the implications for the Church. In 1952 Fr. Francis J. Connell, C.Ss.R, was already giving thought to the question and gave a lecture that was accurately summed up in Time magazine. Teilhard de Chardin, on reading this account, bemoaned the low state of theology in the U.S. Let’s hope that things have improved since.