Father Michael Chaberek helped me (a passionate but amateur Thomist!) understand an issue that perplexed me for years.
The father had sent his son a copy of our book, urging him to read it so the two could discuss the evidence and arguments there.
A much better approach would be no religion in biology class, and more science.
It was, and is, the most controversial Catholic document of the past century, and perhaps of any century.
There’s no doubt that the confrontation with Darwinian evolution in the 19th century stole much of the confidence of traditional faith leaders.