They do meet resistance among traditional type RCs, who understandably consider them CINOS (and some appear to yearn for the old Inquisitions), but as said, it seems there is more angst among most at the conversion of such to conservative evangelicalism, and more rejoicing when professed evangelicals convert to Rome than when other types convert.
They meet resistance but it isn't enough, apparently, to make any difference in the way they think or make rulings. I know that my pro-life Evangelical church would NEVER have permitted Sebelius to have an opportunity to have her say in the church in the first place. Now we hear that Notre Dame has invited Obama for a second time to address the student body. One would think that after all the hoopla the last time, someone would have nixed the idea this time. Are they going to allow him to cover or remove all the crosses again?
Does anyone stop to think the kind of message this sends out to not only Catholics but the entire world? It is no wonder the stats you posted show such a disconnect between what is officially stated and what is actually believed and practiced by the members. It is also not surprising the resistance that comes from the "faithful" FRoman Catholics here who have more heartburn, it seems, from anyone talking about the disconnect than the fact that there IS such a huge one.