Catholics at odds with the Church
The Boston Globe poll of local Catholics is imperfect in many ways; it's unscientific, and the questions frequently tilt toward a favored answer. Still, for all its weaknesses, that poll tells a frightening story. The full results of the Globe poll are worthy of notice.
For instance, among Catholics who attend Mass at least once a week,
And those are the Catholics who do go to Mass regularly-- about one-third of the overall total. Those who don't go to Mass are predictably less inclined to support Church teachings.
If the sex-abuse scandal magically disappeared, there would still be a crisis in the Archdiocese of Boston. There has been a crisis all along. It's only recently come to public attention.
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