What is the Catholic Church's stand on evolution?

What is the Catholic Church’s stand on evolution - “The Big Bang Theory”, etc. vs. what the Bible teaches that God created the world and all that is in it???

Bev,

The following links should assist you in better understanding the Catholic Church’s teaching on Creationism in light of the theory of evolution. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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