Monday, March 10, 2014

"he Dwindling Number of Irish Catholic Priests by Mary McFadden

http://thecircular.org/the-dwindling-number-of-irish-catholic-priests/"...A survey by the Association of Catholic Priests found that almost 90% of Irish Catholics would support the introducion of married priests and 77% want women to be ordained. The survey gathered opinions from 1,005 Catholics. It also found that more than 60% of Catholics disagreed with the statement, ‘any sexual expression of love between gay couples is immoral’, and three-quarters of respondents didn’t see Catholic Church teachings on sexuality as relevant to their family or themselves. This survey shows that there is a great disparity between how the Church conducts things and what Catholics actually want. This indicates a need for the Church to make big changes if it wants to stop the increasing dissatisfaction of more and more parishioners before it is too late...


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