Many Catholics are non-practicing and couldn't tell you the first thing about the Catechism, but they readily identify themselves as Catholic.
Really no different that the large number of people who claim to be Christians, but have no defined beliefs, or Jews who don't practice Judaism.
I'm all for an open show of hands in Mass for those who voted for Democrats, then ask them to leave and come back when they decide to repent.
That would be soooo cool.
[ Really no different that the large number of people who claim to be Christians, but have no defined beliefs, or Jews who don’t practice Judaism. ]
True; religion is like wearing a mask.. many have no problem changing masks.. and/or makeup.. and/or costumes..
Most religion is Kabuki Theater.. not all but most..
Most are content with the act... accompanied by “strange sounds”(hymns/choir/instruments) and verbose dialog/dogma..