The title of the article is misleading (JMHO). Within the article it says: "â€œWe should not expect to find in Scripture full scientific accuracy or complete historical precision,â€ they say in The Gift of Scripture." I don't take this to mean that they feel that the Bible is fallible, simply that the purpose of the Bible isn't to be a scientific document or complete, accurate historical representation of the entire world so one should not use the Bible to establish scientific theories or historical absolutes. In addition, metaphorical passages do NOT make them in err. It just means the meaning of the passages must be deciphered past the literal body of the text.
This is JMHO of what I feel they mean in this instance. In other instances, I have heard this arguement in the past from SOME Catholics, in defense of some of their traditions that seemingly contradict scripture. Now THAT stance, I definitely disagree with.
at 11:20 PM on Jul. 6, 2009