Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The One True Faith?

A recent Pew Research Poll:

79% of Catholics say many religions can lead to eternal life.

77% of Catholics say there is more than one true way to interpret the teachings of Catholicism.

Compare this with the 70% of Catholics that do not believe in the True Presence, and the 61% that think contraception is a-ok, and the 77% of American Catholics that don't think abortion is wrong in all cases... (Link)

I think you see where I'm headed. Too bad they don't see where they're headed.

I wonder what the answers would have been 40 or 50 years ago. Nevermind, I know what they would have said, "That's a stupid question." They'dve told me. But 40 or 50 years ago?! By golly, that's practically the stone age! We're much more civilized and enlightened now.

I just figured out today that an average of 1.39mil children have died per year from abortion since 1973. On top of that, 35% of Americans want to remove "God" from our currency.

We hate our religion, we hate God, we hate our country, we hate our duty to our children...

Are we really any more civilized?

I remember an oft-used quote of Bishop Fulton Sheen that goes something like: "We need a Church that is right, not when the world is right, but a Church that is right when the world is wrong."

It's just too bad those chosen to guide us are failing against the tide of the world. God help us.

1 comment:

Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

I'm very disturbed by this too, particularly among my side of the fence.