Looked at scientifically, it is almost an absolute that there is other life in this universe. Given the size and the numbers of the stars and planets, then scientifically the odds are definately in favor of 'life out there'.
The Catholic Church, surprisingly, is open to this. Usually the Catholic Church moves so slowly on things that it is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind. But in this case, it's ahead of the game.
The fundamentalist sector in this article are against life elsewhere. That has been my experience 'in real life' as well. The Baptists I know absolutely don't think it's possible.
My opinion - it's absolutely possible and highly probable. Also - 'Life out there' wouldn't in any way take away from a belief in God or in Christ as my Saviour.
Anyways, i thought you all might like to see the ABC News article.