=smp501;9129827]Growing up Presbyterian, I was always taught that as soon as Adam/Eve fell, sin entered the world and all of creation was cursed. This is why we have so many bad things such as natural disasters, disease, etc, and why childbirth hurts and we have to work to farm.
Since I’ve started attending Catholic services and church events however, I have repeatedly heard people say that according to God’s first judgement in Genesis, creation is “good” because God made it (He “loved it into existence”). Needless to say, theses are two very different pictures of creation!
So, what does the Church dogma on this? Is creation good or cursed? Thanks!
THE VERY SAME THING [AND POSITION HELD BY GOD HIMSELF] This pretty well sums it up!
 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
 And God saw that the light was good;
 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Se***as. And God saw that it was good.***
12] The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. ***And God saw that it was good. ***
 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
 So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. ***And God saw that it was good. ***
 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the cattle according to their kinds, and everything that creeps upon the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.  And God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”
 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day