Plus, Christopher Ferrara and the failure of liberty.
Our country is going to pay for this if the Church doesn't start excommunicating these CINO's [Catholic In Name Only] frauds, like Biden, Pelosi, and others who claim to be Catholics but still vote for anti-Catholic and anti-Christian policies like abortion, and same sex marriage.
All to often I hear other Catholics and Christians, who say they wouldn't get an abortion or don't believe in homosexuality but as long as they don't bother them it's ok...blah blah blah...but the problem is when you allow these kinds of Catholics to remain part of the Church you are allowing this kind of immorality to become a part of the Church. People are turnign away from God more and more. It's time to go back to traditional values and affirm our Christian values, the values our country was founded upon.
It doesn't make us a theocracy, but it makes us a blessed nation. Once we turn our back on God, God will turn his back on us and we will continue to go in the direction we are heading towards: immorality, secularism, atheism and acceptance of abortion and other atrocities.
Of course it doesn't help having a 'leader' of the country, like the President of the United States' going around advocating same sex marriage and abortion and normalizing them while making Christians and Catholics look like bigots for abiding by their faith and the teachings of Christ.
People need to understand that while the Pope is the leader of the Catholic Church here on earth, Christ founded it and the Pope and the followers of the Catholic Church are to follow the teachings of Christ when it comes to same sex marriage/homosexuality and abortion. Contraception is not specifically mentioned in the scriptures but it says we are to respect life and he created man and woman so that the two can become one and multiply. This can not happen if we marry members of the same sex and use contraception or abort our offspring.
Support for gay marriage has increased in the United States in recent years, and it's actually higher among Catholics than it is among Americans overall.
A majority of Catholics, 54 percent, now support gay marriage, compared to 47 percent of all Americans, according to a newQuinnipiac University poll.
The poll also found that more Hispanics, Catholic or otherwise, support same-sex marriage than any other demographic. Sixty-three percent of self-identified Hispanics are in favor of gay marriage, compared to just 32 percent of blacks and 48 percent of whites.
A poll in December of white Catholics found that 49 percent favored gay marriage and 43 percent opposed it. This latest poll surveyed total Catholics, not just whites, and found a higher level of support than among whites only.
High-profile public officials, including President Barack Obama, have increasingly taken a pro-gay-marriage stance. Obama announced last spring that he supports same sex-marriage, and former President Bill Clinton wrote in a Thursday opinion piece for The Washington Post that the Defense of Marriage Act he signed into law in 1996 should be overturned. That act defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.
The poll also looked at how American Catholics view the Catholic Church. Adult Catholics, it indicates, think the Church is out of touch with the views of American Catholics, as a majority disagree with key Church positions, such as opposition to gay marriage.
But the poll additionally found that women are more likely than men to think Church leaders are in touch with the views of American Catholics. The finding is surprising given that women are also more likely to think the next pope should move the Church in new directions and away from some of its traditional positions, such as the ban on contraception. Nearly 70 percent of women want the Church to relax that ban.
While the poll indicates some disillusionment with the current stances of the Church, a majority of American Catholics think the pope and other Church leaders in Rome exert the right amount of control over the American Catholic Church. They also generally think the Church is moving in the right direction.