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Survey Says Catholics Upset Over Pope's Catholic Views
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Posted on 03/19/2013 9:01:15 AM PDT by Alex Murphy

WASHINGTON (CAP) - American Catholics this week, while generally happy with the newly elected Pope Francis, expressed disappointment that the new head of the Catholic Church insisted on espousing such Catholic views.

A new study out of the Pew Research Center said that while 74 percent of American Catholics approve of Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio's appointment as pontiff, almost 60 percent wished he held different views on abortion, premarital sex, contraception and same-sex marriage.

"Most respondents questioned why the pope has to be so darn Catholic, to use a phrase that came up over and over again," said Pew spokesman Dr. Francis Spitznagel. In addition to those issues mentioned above, most Catholics weren't thrilled with the new pope's views on adultery and "pretty much any of that sex stuff," said Spitznagel, again quoting the study.

"Just once I'd like to see a pope who didn't have a problem with premarital sex," said Carole Thomson, 29, who describes herself as a "devout Catholic" who nonetheless has never married and has had 19 sexual partners, some of them women.

"It seems kind of backward in this day and age to have the leader of the Catholic Church unwilling to bend on some of these things," she said, referring to the basic tenets of the Catholic religion that the pope is sworn to uphold.

Most Catholics did agree, though, that Pope Francis was an improvement over Pope Benedict, whose excuse for not stopping the church's child sex abuse scandal was that he was hard of hearing and thought the priests were actually "amusing" children.

"Also, we're pretty sure the new guy's not a Nazi, so there's that," said Thomson.


TOPICS: Catholic; Humor
KEYWORDS: 2013polls; catholic; parody; pope; popefrancis; religiousleft; romancatholic; romancatholics; satire
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A new study out of the Pew Research Center said that while 74 percent of American Catholics approve of Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio's appointment as pontiff, almost 60 percent wished he held different views on abortion, premarital sex, contraception and same-sex marriage..."It seems kind of backward in this day and age to have the leader of the Catholic Church unwilling to bend on some of these things," she said, referring to the basic tenets of the Catholic religion that the pope is sworn to uphold....

....Most Catholics did agree, though, that Pope Francis was an improvement over Pope Benedict, whose excuse for not stopping the church's child sex abuse scandal was that he was hard of hearing and thought the priests were actually "amusing" children. "Also, we're pretty sure the new guy's not a Nazi, so there's that," said Thomson.

1 posted on 03/19/2013 9:01:15 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

And I’m sure these “Catholics” that don’t like Pope Francis’ “Catholic” views, are devout, Mass attending Catholics. Will this liberal garbage ever end with the media?


2 posted on 03/19/2013 9:04:37 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

I thought this was parody!


3 posted on 03/19/2013 9:05:45 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: NKP_Vet

Actually Carole, you’re a whore.


4 posted on 03/19/2013 9:07:03 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Alex Murphy

These bastards taking these surveys FIND just the right people to make these comments.


5 posted on 03/19/2013 9:07:33 AM PDT by lesko
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To: Alex Murphy

That’s OK...we KNOW that TRUTH will be victorious! ;-)

Pray for those who call themselves “Catholic” or “Christian” and do not walk in an intimate relationship with the Lord. They are severely wounded and self-destroying.


6 posted on 03/19/2013 9:07:49 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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"Just once I'd like to see a pope who didn't have a problem with premarital sex," said Carole Thomson, 29, who describes herself as a "devout Catholic" who nonetheless has never married and has had 19 sexual partners, some of them women.

Seriously, this country is in trouble.

7 posted on 03/19/2013 9:08:57 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Alex Murphy
Here's a line you missed, Alex:

"Just once I'd like to see a pope who didn't have a problem with premarital sex," said Carole Thomson, 29, who describes herself as a "devout Catholic" who nonetheless has never married and has had 19 sexual partners, some of them women.

ROFL!!! I don't care who you are, that's funny. Both her self-delusion, and the blind idiocy of the reporter, who mistook her for someone that should be taken seriously.

She could call herself a "devout Presbyterian", or a "devout Episcopalian", or a "devout Methodist" or even a "devout Lutheran" and nobody would bat an eyelash at it.

8 posted on 03/19/2013 9:09:10 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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:: Just once I’d like to see a pope who didn’t have a problem with premarital sex,” said Carole Thomson, 29 ::

Well, it’s like this Carole...your use of the term “premarital sex” is a bastardization of the term “fornication” which is addressed in God’s Word. So, Carole, have you discussed your disaggreement with God (or his church representative) and told God that He ought to change His views to be more closely aligned with your cultrually relevant views on “self gratification”?

Carole...?
Carole...?
Bueller...?

Cue the crickets.


9 posted on 03/19/2013 9:09:18 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Why am I not suprised.


10 posted on 03/19/2013 9:12:58 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Alex Murphy
The "Catholics" questioned were probably the same type of "Catholics" who pushed back when Our Francis spoke up truth to the Kirchner's. They banned him from their sight.

I am an authentic Catholic. There is a huge difference between one who upholds the Truth and one who flaps their mouth in the wind of change.

Do you think they would dare to question an authentic Catholic if they wanted to prove that Catholics did not agree with the Pope?

11 posted on 03/19/2013 9:13:48 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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Why wasn’t Nancy Pelosi interviewed for this article? She’s a disgrace to Catholics too.


12 posted on 03/19/2013 9:14:43 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: bigfootbob
I thought this was parody!

So did I...

If so-called American Catholics feel/think that way maybe they should join the Episcopalians, ELCA, or some other liberal "church" rather than expecting the rest of the planet to bow to their selfish, immoral wishes.

13 posted on 03/19/2013 9:15:41 AM PDT by madison10 (King Putt and Queen Vacay...spending your $$ because they can.)
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To: Alex Murphy

People have discovered there really is a God and God is me. It’s Adam and Eve again, me has eaten the apple. Me knows the difference between good and evil. No one has to tell me. Me is good, I say so. I is God.


14 posted on 03/19/2013 9:17:00 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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"Just once I'd like to see a pope who didn't have a problem with premarital sex," said Carole Thomson, 29, who describes herself as a "devout Catholic" who nonetheless has never married and has had 19 sexual partners, some of them women.

"It seems kind of backward in this day and age to have the leader of the Catholic Church unwilling to bend on some of these things," she said, referring to the basic tenets of the Catholic religion that the pope is sworn to uphold.

Carole is something, but "devout Catholic" ain't one of them.

15 posted on 03/19/2013 9:17:06 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: bigfootbob
I thought this was parody!

They're too busy having apoplectic fits to notice.

16 posted on 03/19/2013 9:17:13 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: bigfootbob
I thought this was parody!

I am sure it is parody/satire. Kind of funny because I'm sure a lot of folks think that way.

17 posted on 03/19/2013 9:18:32 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Alex Murphy

If they don’t like it they should leave the church and join the unitarians (who will likely burn in hell).


18 posted on 03/19/2013 9:20:22 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: USS Alaska
almost 60 percent wished he held different views on abortion, premarital sex, contraception and same-sex marriage.

Let's see, non-catholic non-Christians values for these, I would say. Probably an internet polls, where non-catholics and non-Christians can say they are, but are not.

In other words, Satan's bots.

19 posted on 03/19/2013 9:21:34 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: madison10

Parody alert (but only partly).


20 posted on 03/19/2013 9:22:01 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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