Galileo, Darwin, and God

According to Barbara Brown Taylor in The Luminious Web: Essays on Science and Religion, pages 29-30:

“In 1996 Pope John Paul II endorsed evolution as part of God’s master plan, just four years after he lifted the Roman Catholic Church’s three-hundred-fifty-year-old condemnation of Galileo. When he first ordered a reexamination of Galileo’s case in 1980, he made a statement that might have applied to Darwin as well. ‘Research performed in a truly scientific manner can never be in contrast with faith,’ he said, ‘because both profane and religious realities have their origin in the same God.'”