Skywatch.com: If ET life is something Vatican officials have privately considered for some time, why speak of it so openly in recent years, in what some perceive as a careful, doctrinal unveiling toward a mysterious goal? Is this a deliberate effort by church officials to “warm up” the laity to ET disclosure? Are official church publications on the subject an attempt to soften the blow before disclosure arrives, in order to help the faithful retain their orthodoxy in light of unprecedented forthcoming knowledge?
Writing for Newsweek in the article, “The Vatican and Little Green Men,” journalist Sharon Begley noted that “[this] might be part of a push to demonstrate the Vatican’s embrace of science… Interestingly, the Vatican has plans to host a conference in Rome next spring to mark the 150th anniversary of the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin’s seminal work on the theory of evolution. Conference organizers say it will look beyond entrenched ideological positions—including misconstrued Creationism.
The Vatican says it wants to reconsider the problem of evolution ‘with a broader perspective’ and says an ‘appropriate consideration is needed more than ever before.’” Read More …
Opinion: The Vatican observatory located in Gondolfo Italy is headed by Jesuit Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ. That Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pontiff is an interesting aside.
The curious connection between the Vatican’s spokespersons and the question of extraterrestrials and salvation was further hinted at in the May 2008 L’Osservatore Romano interview with Father Funes in an article titled “The Extraterrestrial Is My Brother.” In the English translation of the Italian feature, Funes responds to the question of whether extraterrestrials would need to be redeemed, which he believes should not be assumed. “God was made man in Jesus to save us,” he says. “If other intelligent beings exist, it is not said that they would have need of redemption. They could remain in full friendship with their Creator.”
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
5 You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet”
Softening the laity for the existence of extra-terrestrial beings seems to imply that the Vatican is expecting the June report to confirm their existence. Since the Vatican is not much better than secular people in consulting the Bible on such matters, I’m guessing this matter of UFO’s could be the next big headline that will make Covid-19 an afterthought.
That the timing is perfect for a very confused world is no coincidence. How else will those left behind explain the disappearance (1 Thess. 4:16-17) of millions of people?
In Matthew 24:37 Jesus provided a clue for such a time as this: “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be”. In the times of Noah wickedness had reached its full. There were giants, men of renown (Genesis 6:4) that were so evil that God destroyed every… living… being, except for 8 people, by flood.