Monday, October 24, 2011

How Many "Catholics" Are Really Catholic?

A new survey says that a majority of "cultural Catholics" do not believe the religious and moral teachings of the Church.  Read the whole thing here.

1 comment:

  1. I never trust those studies. They're asking people who are not necessarily theologically astute (read: They are normal people, not theologians) to opine on a profound topic, and put it in easily-understood terms. No way. I think I told you one time my sister blurted out at the Sunday dinner table, "Well, obviously everybody goes to heaven!" - and I am convinced that she was making an emotional statement. She wasn't making a thoughtful statement about soteriology. These things are complicated, to say the least. I get irritated when somebody like Diane Rehm on NPR assembles a group of religious "experts" to talk about solving the Arab-Jew conflict. It's absurd to think you can do a simple study or have a quick conversation and hash out ancient religous concepts. Catholics - at least the laity - have ALWAYS had a hard time articulating their faith.