The Big Bang and Creation
By John Paul Meenan
Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei… (Ps. 19)
The Church has always held that the universe was created by God, coming into being at a certain point ‘in time’, a dogma clarified at the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215.
God…creator of all visible and invisible things, of the spiritual and of the corporal; who by His own omnipotent power at once from the beginning of time created each creature from nothing, spiritual and corporal, namely, angelic and mundane, and finally the human, constituted as it were, alike of the spirit and the body (D.428).
Of course, the phrase ‘in time’ is a bit ambiguous,