Vatican reveals most followers reject teachings

Feb 4, 2014 Full story: The New Zealand Herald 67

New surveys commissioned by the Vatican show that the vast majority of Catholics in Germany and Switzerland reject church teaching on contraception, sexual morality, gay unions and divorce, findings remarkable both in their similarity and in the fact that they were even publicised.

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Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#1 Feb 4, 2014
The results from the US should be laughable since I understand the Bishops decided they would answer the questions instead of their parishioners.
david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#3 Feb 4, 2014
The world is rapidly realizing where the truth lies , that's all .. Too many centuries of living under the shadow of injustice and lies .

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#4 Feb 4, 2014
Q: You know what you you call Catholics that don't believe in what the Roman Catholic Church says about contraception, sexual morality, gay unions and divorce ?

A: "LUTHERANS" !:)
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#5 Feb 4, 2014
Change is a-comin'. I'm not abandoning my atheist ways for a more enlightened Roman Catholic doctrine, but it will be nice to see something happen to relieve the millions of RC-ites of their burdensome guilt. Not to mention their insupportable hate.

Now let's see how much this Pope can fix before he's assassinated like John Paul I was when he got a bit too progressive for the wrinkled Cardinals.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#6 Feb 5, 2014
Then it seems that they aren't really "followers", are they?

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#7 Feb 5, 2014
snyper wrote:
Then it seems that they aren't really "followers", are they?
No, they are the Leaders, much to the chagrin of the hierarchy.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#8 Feb 5, 2014
snyper wrote:
Then it seems that they aren't really "followers", are they?
They should do the parishioners a favor and excommunicate them.

Just kidding. Do you think there's any real opportunity for change in the Church? Personally, I think the Church has long forsaken the wealthy, educated countries who form their economic base in favor of impoverished, uneducated, overpopulated regions. It would be nice if Francis reversed course.

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#9 Feb 5, 2014
And in related news, the UN has just discovered child abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. The Church says the UN should mind its own business.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-260448...
Xstain Fatwa

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Feb 5, 2014
The Vatican needed a poll to realize its teachings on issues concerning sexuality are an ignored laughing stock?

Vatican personnel need to get out more.(Pun intended.)

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Feb 5, 2014
And the Vatican is STILL hiding pedophiles from the law.
Husker

Falls City, NE

#12 Feb 6, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
And the Vatican is STILL hiding pedophiles from the law.
No, they aren't.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#13 Feb 6, 2014
To the title of this thread......SO. Should this be a surprise? NO.

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#14 Feb 6, 2014
Husker wrote:
<quoted text> No, they aren't.
Really? Check this out. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/un...
Uncle Sam

Beckley, WV

#15 Feb 6, 2014
The Catholic Church needs teach its members how to develop a relationship with God and the rest will take care of itself.
Uncle Sam

Beckley, WV

#17 Feb 6, 2014
Fundies R Mental wrote:
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The denial is astonishing, even by religious freeek standards.
When's the hilariously named Cardinal Law coming back to the US to face trial?
Has cardinal Law been indicted? Has the US ask for extradition?
Uncle Sam

Beckley, WV

#19 Feb 6, 2014
Uncle Sam wrote:
<quoted text>
Has cardinal Law been indicted? Has the US ask for extradition?
For those who don't know the answers, they are: No and no.
Uncle Sam

Beckley, WV

#20 Feb 6, 2014
SteamRoller wrote:
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The authoritarian, misogynistic, sexually addled Vatican pointedly does not have extradition treaties. The US should, nevertheless, ask for him to be returned, but it's really a matter of political power that that has not happened. Yet.
Why doesn't Cardinal Law jet into Boston for a little vacation one of these days? Since you Francisco Franco Catholics say there's no ongoing effort to coverup and protect.
There is no indictment for cardinal Law. Cardinal Law could freely come to Boston and leave Boston. What do you think will happen if he comes to Boston, be subpoenaed to a grand jury? He has already testified before two grand juries.

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#22 Feb 6, 2014
Uncle Sam wrote:
The Catholic Church needs teach its members how to develop a relationship with God and the rest will take care of itself.
Amazingly enough, the Roman Catholic Church does teach its parishioners to develop a relationship with God. Unfortunately for RCC, that often means they no longer want or need an institution that has, itself, severed its relationship with the Lord.

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#23 Feb 6, 2014
Fundies R Mental wrote:
<quoted text>
The denial is astonishing, even by religious freeek standards.
When's the hilariously named Cardinal Law coming back to the US to face trial?
Cardinal Law is on the DL with Cardinal Sin.
Uncle Sam

Beckley, WV

#24 Feb 6, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
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Amazingly enough, the Roman Catholic Church does teach its parishioners to develop a relationship with God. Unfortunately for RCC, that often means they no longer want or need an institution that has, itself, severed its relationship with the Lord.
As Jesus said the Pharisees sat in the seat of Moses, the pope/bishops now sit in the Chair of St. Peter. Jesus told the people to do as the Pharisees say and not as they do; so now he would say to do as the pope/bishops say and not so much as they do.

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