A Massive Failure to Teach Catholic Truth
In the fall of 2005, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research did a survey of 1,130 adult Americans regarding marriage and family (as reported in The CARA Report of Georgetown University, Winter 2006).
Some of the statements made to those surveyed were:
(1) “Divorce is a sin.” Among Traditional Catholics, only 30 percent agreed that divorce is a sin. Among Liberal Catholics it was a mere 18 percent. Among Atheist/Agnostic/No Preference it was 8 percent. But in the Catechism, divorce is considered a sin: “Divorce is a grave offense against the natural law…. Divorce is immoral also because it introduces disorder into the family and into society” (#2384-2385).
(2) “It is all right for a couple to live together without intending to get married.” Among Traditional Catholics, 38 percent agreed. Among Liberal Catholics it was 72 percent. Among Atheist/Agnostic/No Preference it was 78 percent. You will notice how similar Liberal Catholics are to Atheist/Agnostic/No Preference.
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