In the Boston Globe‘s coverage of Laetitia Amoris, Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation on the family, they include the results of a poll of Catholics on Catholic teaching about marriage, sex, and family. Surprise! They disagree with Church teaching.
Indeed, “Amoris Laetitia” clearly states that same-sex unions “may not simply be equated with marriage” and that children need both a mother and a father. That reflects long-held Catholic teachings. …
The papal exhortation also proposes no changes to the church’s opposition to artificial forms of birth control, a prohibition that polls suggest all but a small fraction of American Catholics ignore.
Meanwhile, water remains wet. And the anti-Pope Francis crowd among some conservative Catholics continue to criticize him for undermining Church teaching, when he isn’t, apparently because they believe the media and pundits when they say he is.