Joined: Feb. 2003
Just surfacing from lurk mode.
Please be aware that, in 1950, Pius XII wrote an encyclical letter titled Humani generis, which states that there appear to be no theological objections to biological evolution. John Paul II quoted that encyclical in his 1996 address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Benedict XVI is not going to say that his two most conservative predecessors were theologically wrong.
There is also the issue of the European vs. North American understanding of "design." Certainly the DI will do everything possible to spin, but remember that the new Vatican Astronomer is another Jebbie.