Interesting. It seems that Pope Benedict has decided that fundamentalism is a problem. First, we see an announcment that the Bible is not the literal word of God. Now, we have the church commenting on scientific reason, and specifically uses the word "fundamentalism." Quite interesting.
I must conclude that fundamentalism is at its apex. Once you've swung to the right of the Catholic Church, there ain't much more right that you can go. You also have a well respected, well known, and more-Christian-than-thou Patriarch sponsoring these anti-fundamentalist announcements.
In short, the fundamentalists have had it out of the Catholics, and now the Catholics feel they must be disassociated from fundamentalism or be besmirched by them.