Hi King_Me, and a belated welcome to the forum.
I was also raised Catholic and never thought that there was a contradiction between evolution and a creator god, even after I bailed on Catholicism and SPAGged my way into creating my own Personal Jesus
It just never occurred to me that there were actual real live people who didn't "believe in" evolution. Then I moved (temporarily) from a biggish metro area to a smaller one and suffered a bit of culture shock. I met my very first Catholic Creationist and was honestly
kind of shocked. It had never crossed my mind that there are contemporary Catholics who deny evolution - she's a 19 year old college student, set to graduate in two more semesters - she took two years of college in high school so she's had ample exposure to ideas. Even more baffling to me, she's employed by her church as a youth group leader and she runs a CCD class on Wednesday evenings. She's apparently devoted to her church and her religion, yet somehow unaware that the stance she's taken on this specific issue is in direct opposition to the position taken by The Vatican since the 60's - decades
before she was born.
I guess she has her
own Personal Jesus too, because she's fairly liberal about most other issues, including gay marriage.