the possibility of extraterrestrial life. It has been making the rounds on the media outlets, with most of them sensationalizing the story and not understanding the point of it all. The conference was a scientific one (not a theological one), which discussed the possibility. In other words, the Vatican is not saying there is life on other planets, but that we should be prepared if there is. If there is, how then should the Church be prepared to deal with it theologically and the implications therein. Here is the level-headed Fr. Jonathan Morris on what is going on.