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The Church Doesn't Need a Revolution

As far as the "spinoffs"; most actually splintered from one or two "Protestants". For instance the Baptists (which have splintered into infinity as I write) actually came from the same Credence Clearwater Church that the Mormon's, Church of Christ, Pentecostals, etc. came from. The Catholics had nothing to do with that but of course, they have the "true church" now.

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...