same thing said in 1950 by Pius XII with its Humani Generis encyclic, not a new thing. Catholic church isn't a fundamentalist one. Benedict XVI didn't went against Darwin, just claimed for not taking him too long so to forget the Creator. Maybe you do not agree with it, but it's a claim of faith, born from t he believes of that man. B. XVI said that there's no oppositon between science and faith (27 september 2009), so he is not a retrograde, the same thing Pius XII said is the same thing catholic church believes.