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The Church Doesn't Need a Revolution

JiminGA Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 10:45 AM
Moral relativism should not influence the policies and beliefs of the Catholic Church, as it has so many other religious and secular institutions. Sure, many don't follow ALL the Church's teachings but you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who follows any institution's policies/teachings 100%. Much of the criticism of the Church comes from outside, attempting to reconfigure it on their terms while not participating themselves. Internal critics are free to use their God given right to free will and worship elsewhere.

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...