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Poll: Majority of U.S. Catholics favor change
washingtonpost.com ^ | 2013/03/11 | Carol Morello and Peyton M. Craighill

Posted on 03/15/2013 12:46:48 PM PDT by daniel1212

A majority of American Roman Catholics consider the church out of touch with their views...

The new poll shows a greater yearning for change than when Benedict became pope in 2005. At about the time he was selected, fully half of American Catholics wanted the church to stick with its traditional policies; now, 38 percent say so...

The Post-ABC poll finds 55 percent of Catholics opposing the ban on married priests, while 58 percent oppose the prohibition on female priests. About a third say they want to keep the priesthood male and unmarried.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholic; change; pope; womenpriests
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1 posted on 03/15/2013 12:46:48 PM PDT by daniel1212
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At about the time he was selected, fully half of American Catholics wanted the church to stick with its traditional policies; now, 38 percent say so...

The Post-ABC poll

Oh, ok then.

2 posted on 03/15/2013 12:48:37 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: daniel1212
A majority of American Roman Catholics consider the church out of touch with their views are out of touch with the doctrine of the Catholic Church...

There. Fixed it.

3 posted on 03/15/2013 12:48:57 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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A majority of American Roman Catholics consider the church out of touch with their views are not Roman Catholic....

There. An alternative fix.

4 posted on 03/15/2013 12:54:55 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: daniel1212
If you don't like the Church, please by all means leave. By definition being Roman Catholic is difficult, sin is always easier and more fun than goodness, that is why we are all fallen.

The Roman Catholic Church is not a club, it is a bastion of faith and moral teachings. They do not rule by consensus.

5 posted on 03/15/2013 12:56:13 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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Yes, I’m sure they polled the millions of Catholics nationwide. Right. /sarc


6 posted on 03/15/2013 12:56:33 PM PDT by darkangel82
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To: daniel1212

Newsflash...if you don’t want to follow what the church teaches become an Episcopalian or some other flavor. The Catholic Church is not a democracy.


7 posted on 03/15/2013 12:57:43 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: mbarker12474

I like yours better!


8 posted on 03/15/2013 12:58:25 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: daniel1212

Even I favor change.


9 posted on 03/15/2013 1:00:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: darkangel82

No 1,001 with 201 respondents! Not exactly a large section of the population.


10 posted on 03/15/2013 1:00:54 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: daniel1212

100 is enough. A secular, American, east coast poll about how the Catholic Church should be. Let’s see, I have about 100 reasons why this belongs in ‘trash.’


11 posted on 03/15/2013 1:01:22 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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The Church follows the teachings of Jesus Christ not public opinion polls.

These polls by MSM outlets are notoriously biased and innacurate anyway. They are meant to provide support for the MSM views. They do not provide accurate understanding of what is really going on.

12 posted on 03/15/2013 1:01:46 PM PDT by detective
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To: Jim from C-Town
If you don't like the Church, please by all means leave.

Rather - If you don't like the Church, please by all means leave. educate yourself in the true teachings of Holy Mother Church (read the Catechism), humbly ponder the reasons, go to confession and come back to Her in faith.

fixed it. That's really what we all want

13 posted on 03/15/2013 1:02:38 PM PDT by frogjerk (Obama: Government by Freakout)
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To: daniel1212
Same pathetic polling of ANYONE who even remotely identifies as a Catholic (parents were Catholic, best friend was Catholic, went to RC school, was baptized as a baby, etc.)

Poll the faithfully practicing Catholics, and you get a drastically different story.

14 posted on 03/15/2013 1:03:35 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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Catholics in the United States want to change the church to suit their life style and beliefs which are not biblical. These same people polled probably never attend church.


15 posted on 03/15/2013 1:04:58 PM PDT by YukonGreen
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I wonder whom they polled? I watched every lunatic emerge from the Catholic fold right after V2 and proceed to dominate the argument. It got really strange.

I speak as a Protestant bystander.

16 posted on 03/15/2013 1:05:02 PM PDT by Little Bill (A)
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I think this pope is just what we need....I perceive that he believes that “sin is sin”...you can’t justify killing babies..or gay marriage


17 posted on 03/15/2013 1:05:41 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Paladin2

I favor change too - back to what the Church was like before Vatican II.


18 posted on 03/15/2013 1:13:37 PM PDT by Argus
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To: daniel1212

The church isn’t out of touch with them, they are out of touch with the church.


19 posted on 03/15/2013 1:15:54 PM PDT by CityCenter (No matter how good your PR is, you can't outsmart the truth.)
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Yeah, sure they do. What a load of obama!


20 posted on 03/15/2013 1:19:31 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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