This just gave me a little chuckle:
According to the AP, the Vatican's chief astronomer says that believing in aliens does not contradict faith in God.
The Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, said that the vastness of the universe means it is possible there could be other forms of life outside Earth, even intelligent ones.
Now, if only the Catholic church could go back in time and un-burn-at-the-stake those who made such comments long ago...