A. It’s beenfourcenturiessince the CatholicChurchcondemnedGalileoGalilei for declaringthat the earthrevolvedaround the sun, and it still can’t admit it was wrong.
In 1992, the conclusions of a specialVaticanCommissionmade no mention of the role of Churchleaders in 11 the
Italianastronomerwithheresy. The condemnations of 1616
and 1633, whichsilencedGalileo and imposed a sort of
housearrest, weresummed up by JohnPaul II as a “tragicmutualincomprehension.” 12 a criticalbook was releasedthisyear in Italy—The GalileoCase: FromCondemnation to
“Rehabilitation.” A ClosedQuestion?—the Holy See
decided to fireback. In an Augustinterviewwith an ItalianCatholicweekly, ArchbishopAngeloAmato, the No. 2 man
in the Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith, declared
13 was indeedclosed. Amatosaid the realcritics of
Galileowere “the philosophers” 14 “the Romancardinals … who all wanted to examine the sky through his
famoustelescope.” He addedthatGalileo was provided
15 a servantduringhousearrest. Give it anothercentury
or so and maybe the churchwillcome to confession.
【題組】14. (A) as well as (B) insomuch as
(C) notwithstanding (D) ratherthan