Pope Francis Faces Church Divided over Doctrine, Global Poll of Catholics Finds / Washington Post

Most Catholics worldwide disagree with church teachings on divorce, abortion and contraception and are split on whether women and married men should become priests, according to a large new poll released Sunday (Feb. 9) and commissioned by the U.S. Spanish-language network Univision.

On the topic of gay marriage, two-thirds of Catholics polled agree with church leaders. Overall, however, the poll of more than 12,000 Catholics in 12 countries reveals a church dramatically divided: Between the developing world in Africa and Asia, which hews closely to doctrine on these issues, and Western countries in Europe, North America and parts of Latin America, which strongly support practices that the church teaches are immoral.”

By Michelle Boorstein, The Washington Post — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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  1. #1 by glorybe1929 on February 13, 2014 - 4:34 PM

    Most Catholics have blind faith in this Institution rather than what should be, their HOLY FAITH IN THE WORD, THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US, THROUGH HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.! Not the fallible( men only) who “made- up” this religion, to suit their purposes, not those of their SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST! HE IS APPALLED AT THEIR ARROGANCE…as we all should be!

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  2. #2 by Sally Murphy on February 13, 2014 - 3:50 PM

    Why do we get so lost in what other people agree with or disagree with.
    All we need to know is what Jesus agrees with. The institutional church needs to surrender to the Holy Spirit who will guide us to the mind of Jesus and what he agrees with or does not agree with.
    Some people would drink the KoolAid if the church told them to.

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    • #3 by Sally Murphy Doganieri on February 13, 2014 - 3:52 PM

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