Tuesday, May 22, 2012
This Just In, Again: Catholic Leadership Divorce From Laity on Birth Control
The P-I's Joel Connelly flags a Gallup poll showing that 90 percent of Americans and 82 percent of American Catholics consider the use of birth control "morally acceptable". This number is partially deceptive, as lots of people consider themselves Catholic even if they rarely if ever attend mass. Therefore, it's likely that the people that Catholic priests and bishops interact with aren't quite so friendly to contraception. But it's another case where church leaders seem determined to destroy the Christian brand in the eyes of the public at large, as broadly unpopular messages continue to dominate the church's public persona.