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The Church Doesn't Need a Revolution

dan17 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:53 PM
There are a lot of posts on here today that condemn one religion or another, and one persons belief as opposed to another. Examples abound of irrational, perverted, and criminal behavior, either in the name of religion, or simply hiding behind religion. The simple fact is that religion does not corrupt man, man corrupts religion. If God does not exist, man will create him. The truth is that when God is absent from the society of man, his society fails...every time. God may need man to exist, but mankind needs God to survive.

The pope has renounced the papal throne. Long live the progressive pope! Such are the rallying cries from establishment voices wanting to see the Catholic Church loosen up now that Pope Benedict XVI has decided to step down. But maybe people should listen to the Church's actual views.

Mary Hasson from the Ethics and Public Policy Center has been doing some unique work looking into what Catholic women know and want from their Church. It's scandalous and yet not entirely surprising that she found only 13 percent of Catholic women who occasionally attend Mass accept Church teaching on contraception.

It's not a shock...