Your first sentence here is indicative of your rather jumbled approach.<quoted text>
Dan, catholicism that was practiced in the 1950s and before, is much different than how MOST catholics look at their faith today.
Pre 1960 over 80% of roman catholics attended weekly sunday mass. Today according to the bishops conference in america the numbers are reversed as only about 20-25% of roman catholics attend mandatory sunday mass and less than 3% attend daily mass that is available in most cities/communities around america.
Over 85% of roman catholics acknowledge they use or have used forms of birth control the church says is sinful. Recent studies indicate over half of all roman catholics are not against abortion. Millions of roman catholics are divorced or seperated and have other partners which the church says is adultery. Thousands of roman catholic priests have been caught having sex with our children and the catholic clergy who did not molest, lied, and covered up for those that did, committing mortal sins themselves and each gave themselves holy communion at every mass they said while telling the followers they could never receive the eucharist with such sins on their own souls.
.......Staunch catholics you say! A very small fast disappearing group in the western world.
"Dan, catholicism that was practiced in the 1950s and before, is much different than how MOST catholics look at their faith today."
It's the same Catholicism-the people have changed their approach. Two different things, which you attempted to conflate.
......and the scandal card gets played.
If you were pasting up recipes, you'd figure a way to make mention of it.