You can now listen to the recent debate between Cardinal George Pell and Dan Barker. It will convince you that the Catholic church is totally lacking in any intellectual criterion for appointing cardinals.
Practically the first words out of Pell’s mouth are “God as creator and chance or the only two options as an explanation for the universe” and “For atheists the universe is a product of blind chance.” We can just stop there: what about the hypothesis that the universe was spawned from super-dense farts of a trans-cosmic supranatural cockroach? But then he goes on to the argument from selected authority (Antony Flew, of course) and fine-tuning. Pell is not a physicist, he barely understands the concept, so it’s rather silly for him, as a supernatural dogmatist, to rely on a physical argument. And of course we get the “cells are so complex!” argument.
Barker was good, but he was like a bandage slapped on top of a penetrating head wound. Better to avoid the damage altogether.