A study came out recently all about what Catholics believe compared to what all Americans believe.
I just want to mention two issues in particular.
First is marriage equality. 55% of all Americans said they support gay or lesbian couples getting married.
Now, this is something forbidden by the Church. The Catechism even says "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." The supposedly-great Pope Francis believes that.
And yet the study showed that 60% of Catholics support gay marriage. 60!
The second issue is abortion. 53% of all Americans said it should be legal in all or most cases.
The Catholic Church calls it a "grave offense." It's completely anti-abortion.
But guess what? 51% of Catholics said they support legal abortion in most or all situations.
What the hell?
And how many Catholics out there do you think believe that a consecrated communion wafer is literally a piece of Jesus's body? Or that the Pope knows best? Or that women should never be priests?
So here's my question for those of you out there who call yourselves Catholic but disagree with so many of the Church's positions: Why?!