Okay, Ava, let’s break it down and address “the Truth” as you say, sentence by sentence:
Catechism of the Catholic Church, section 2293
1.) Basic scientific research, as well as applied research, is a significant expression of man’s dominion over creation.
How does the phrase “is a significant expression of man’s dominion over creation” square with Genesis 1:1-1:31? Would not this be “god’s” dominion over creation? Science, in both theory and applied research, constantly show us that man has little or no “dominion” over either the heavens nor the earth.
2.) Science and technology are precious resources when placed at the service of man and promote his integral development for the benefit of all.
***Except for when it conflicts with dogma, such as Galileo’s “heretical” views. That is, his “scientifically proven truth.”
It seems the “Church” had to give up on their “truth” when the scientific data became so overwhelming that the earth was NOT the center of the universe and that the sun did NOT revolve around the earth.
After a while, even they no longer believed their own scripture. However, in fine Vatican form, they did not actually state that they were wrong, they simply “re-interpreted” the passage. How convenient! ***
3.) By themselves however they cannot disclose the meaning of existence and of human progress.
***Except that they are doing just that. Every decade we debunk more and more of the great “mystery.” ***
4.) Science and technology are ordered to man, from whom they take their origin and development; hence they find in the person and in his moral values both evidence of their purpose and awareness of their limits.
***Science is data, theory and application. Morals are a code of conduct held to be authoritative in matters of right and wrong.
In essence, morals are a ever-changing human philosophy. You will view an Islamic suicide-bomber as immoral. An Islamic suicide bomber would view you as “decadent and immoral.” Now dependent upon the religion you follow, the morals change dramatically.
On the other hand, scientific facts are true no matter where in the world they are. Scientific fact is not bound by religion, race, tradition, nor geographic location. Seems to me that these are mutually exclusive. ***