Young American Catholics reject moral absolutes, columnist notes
February 24, 2010
Religion columnist Terry Mattingly notes that in his encyclical Veritatis Splendor, Pope John Paul II wrote that Catholics are obliged to recognize "universal and unchanging moral norms." Mattingly continues:
It would be stating the matter mildly to say that young Catholic adults in America disagree with John Paul II on this issue, according to a new survey commissioned by the Knights of Columbus.
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Posted by: Minnesota Mary -
Feb. 25, 2010 11:42 PM ET USA
This information should come as no surprise given the sad state of catechesis in the Catholic Church for the past several decades. Too bad most bishops don't teach their flocks about faith and morals. Instead they are preoccupied with fundraiser parties, politics, and travels abroad.