Schoenborn was the Cardinal who made waves back in July 2005 with an op-ed in The New York Times, in which he made clear that the Catholic Church will resist being transformed into a gaggle of dhimmis for Darwin.
What I hadn't noted at the time was that he referred directly to multiverse theory as another aspect of the "abdication of human intelligence":
Now at the beginning of the 21st century, faced with scientific claims like neo-Darwinism and the multiverse hypothesis in cosmology invented to avoid the overwhelming evidence for purpose and design found in modern science, the Catholic Church will again defend human reason by proclaiming that the immanent design evident in nature is real. Scientific theories that try to explain away the appearance of design as the result of "chance and necessity" are not scientific at all, but, as John Paul put it, an abdication of human intelligence.
"... invented to avoid the overwhelming evidence for purpose and design found in modern science ... " Strong words those. A far cry from telling thinking Catholics that good little angels say the rosary with Mother Angelica ...
PS: Apologies to anyone annoyed yesterday by my effort to make the hedders green, rersulting in visible formatting codes. It's not easy being green.