|Adam and Eve began to experience the|
effects of sin from the moment they
disobeyed God and were expelled from
the Garden of Eden: disease and death!
Harmful mutations, disease, etc. are all due to sin. The "bondage of decay" is due to original sin. As soon as Adam and Eve were driven from the garden, they began to suffer the consequences of sin: degeneration and ultimately death. Of course they were so physically perfect it must have taken hundreds of years for their bodies to deteriorate to the point of death.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says nothing about evolution per se, but it says plenty about creation that points away from evolution:
We believe that God needs no pre-existent thing or any help in order to create,nor is creation any sort of necessary emanation from the divine substance. God creates freely "out of nothing." (CCC 296)Just like Genesis says!
Hugh Owen, Director of the Kolbe Center, points out in the video below how evolutionary "faith" blinds scientists. Faith in Darwinism prevented doctors in the past from accurately diagnosing various problems. Note the discussion of the appendix and the tonsils and how they are part of the protective immune system. But, until doctors found how important they are in protecting us from disease, evolutionists had everyone convinced they were vestigial organs left over from our animal days with absolutely no function or importance to modern man.
The truth about creation is so important for all of human life that God in his tenderness wanted to reveal to his People everything that is salutary to know on the subject. Beyond the natural knowledge that every man can have of the Creator, God progressively revealed to Israel the mystery of creation. He who chose the patriarchs, who brought Israel out of Egypt, and who by choosing Israel created and formed it, this same God reveals himself as the One to whom belong all the peoples of the earth, and the whole earth itself; he is the One who alone "made heaven and earth." (CCC 287)
Evolution, as Hugh says says in the video, "collides with reality" as we see more and more. Study evolution and see how recent science is exposing its many errors.
Reading all this reminded me of something Chesterton once said -- that you shouldn't take down a fence if you don't know why it was put up in the first place. Good advice. If doctors were a little less arrogant in their attachment to evolution and a little more respectful of the body God created, they no doubt would do less harm. I'll always be thankful to the wonderful GP who was my children's pediatrician. He cautioned me about listening to the specialist who wanted to take out my son's adenoids when he put in ear tubes. "We're not sure about their function in the immune system," was what he told me. A humble older man and a Catholic, he was a talented diagnostician and a truly caring man. Thank you, Dr. Murphy, I'm praying for you today.