In intriguing news, the Vatican has just finished a five-day conference
exploring the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Participants agreed
the issue raises difficult questions: Would Jesus save aliens, too? We
applaud the open-mindedness the conference suggests. Still, a thought:
If these old celibate men truly want to take a journey of intellectual
discovery, perhaps they should start closer to home. The alien issues
of women, sexuality and contraception await them.
"Just as there is a multitude of creatures
on Earth, there could be other beings, even intelligent ones, created
by God. This does not contradict our faith, because we cannot put limits on God's creative freedom." - the
Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory.