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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 14, 2008

In an article in USA Today, abundantly credentialed Professor of Religion Stephen Prothero twirls his sociological willow in the face of stolid ultramontanism ...

Young Catholics are shockingly ignorant of the most basic tenets of their faith. Many cannot name any of the four Gospels, or identify Genesis as the first book of the Bible. To educate American Catholic youth, however, is to tell them that their church opposes premarital sex, condoms, abortion and the ordination of women -- teachings that according to Sex and the Soul, a recently released study by my Boston University colleague Donna Freitas, are chasing Catholic youth out of the church in droves.

... only to be sent back to the pavilion by Amy Welborn, first ball:

[Prothero's] implication is that young Catholics stop associating with the Church because of its teachings on sexuality and ordination of women. This begs the question -- and an important one -- do young people raised in churches that do have more liberal views on these issues stick with their churches? ... Are Episcopal churches filled with young adults?

Sweet.

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