CV NEWS FEED // Non-human biologics were recovered from crashed UAPs (unidentified aerial phenomena) and stored by the U.S. federal government, according to congressional testimony this week, but what does this mean for Catholics?
“Biologics came with some of these recoveries,” stated David Grusch when questioned about what had been found on crashed aircraft. He then clarified that these biologics were “non-human, and that was the assessment of people with direct knowledge on the program I talked to that are currently still on the program.”
Grusch, an intelligence officer in the US Air Force and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency for 14 years, became a whistleblower when he heard reports that the federal government and intelligence community were operating outside of congressional oversight with regards to UAPs.
“When Dave Grosch said the words ‘but non-human biologics’ there was an audible gasp, not only at the press table but throughout the entire room. The energy was absolutely insane,” reported Saagar Enjeti, co-host of the Breaking Points show.
“There’s a full-blown cover up going on. Dave Grusch will go to jail if he violates the terms of his disclosure agreements with the Department of Defense where he is going through the formal whistleblower process,” continued Sagaar.
Additional information regarding Grusch’s testimony is sparse. Corroborating reports are vague and can be a source of confusion and worry for many. So what does all this mean for someone practicing the Catholic faith?
First, the Church has not promulgated any type of official dogma on extraterrestrial life – anymore than it has a Catechism paragraph devoted to the double helix, carbon dating, or black holes. But this does not mean that we can’t draw logical conclusions from the Catholic faith to help the faithful process reports of non-human and apparently intelligent life forms.
The Church does not oppose science or scientific discovery. Faith and science are meant to walk hand-in-hand, and they are not in opposition to one another.
Gaudium et Spes, produced by the Second Vatican Council, contains a profound statement on this relationship:
May the faithful, therefore, live in very close union with the other men of their time and may they strive to understand perfectly their way of thinking and judging, as expressed in their culture. Let them blend new sciences and theories and the understanding of the most recent discoveries with Christian morality and the teaching of Christian doctrine, so that their religious culture and morality may keep pace with scientific knowledge and with the constantly progressing technology. Thus they will be able to interpret and evaluate all things in a truly Christian spirit.
Second, the idea that there are other intelligent non-human beings is not new. In fact, it has long been accepted in the Judeo-Christian tradition that angels and demons – which are fallen angels – exist. Angels are intelligent, non-human beings that are also immaterial, or purely spiritual, beings having no body. In this sense, an angel is not a “biologic” like those described by Grusch.
Finally, even if we discover non-human intelligent physical beings, the fact would not change the dignity of the human person. It does not change what God has revealed. It does not change the fact of human sinfulness. It does not change the truth of our redemption by Jesus Christ. It does not change the fact that you are loved by God, that you were specifically created by God.
None of the evidence that revealed so far proves that intelligent, non-human, material beings exist. But should such life be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, it should not shake our faith.
The unknown can always induce fear, anxiety, and worry. This is a normal emotional reaction. But Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. We human beings are God’s beloved children, and no scientific discovery could ever change our identity.