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.
There is an ongoing debate about intelligent design in the Thomist system.
Dawes and Smith say they’re simply describing (as a “matter of fact”) the history of science.