Social scientist sees data supporting Church teaching on family, sexuality
CWN - March 10, 2010
Patrick Fagan-- whose Mapping America project has provided volumes of data on the connections between religious faith, intact families, and healthy citizenship-- argues that most social scientists are uncomfortable with discussion of certain topics. "Most of the untouchables are in the realm of the sexual, the battleground of the clash of civilizations," he says. Fagan continues:
In this clash, those who oppose the Church do not use the social sciences to disprove the Church’s positions, but instead discourage investigation of the data because, I suspect, the data may actually bolster traditional natural law.
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