In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth and the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters – Then God said: Let there be light, and there was light.

Genesis 1: 1-3

Did God really create all of this?: 

Unlike the other gods, God created everything with love and out of nothing:

Creation is the foundation of “all God’s saving plans,” the “beginning of the history of salvation” that culminates in Christ. Conversely, the mystery of Christ casts conclusive light on the mystery of creation and reveals the end for which “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”: from the beginning, God envisaged the glory of the new creation in Christ.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 280

God created everything in the universe, visible and invisible:

God…creator of all visible and invisible things, of the spiritual and of the corporal; who by His own omnipotent power at once from the beginning of time created each creature from nothing, spiritual and corporal, namely, angelic and mundane, and finally the human, constituted as it were, alike of the spirit and the body.

Lateran Council IV, 1215

The Catholic Church has never taught creationism as dogma:

How should we approach scientific theories related to creation?:

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