Friday, June 1, 2012

Catholic flock not flocking -Birth Control suit

1.  By a 38-55 percent margin, the Quinnipiac University poll found that New York resident disapprove of the suit filed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan against the administration’s health insurance birth control mandate.
2. Catholics approve of the cardinal’s suit by a narrow 51-45 percent margin.
3. Only 38 percent of New Yorkers approve of how Dolan is doing his job, with 25 percent disapproving and many undecided.
4. In Seattle and Tacoma, several large parishes have refused to join Archbishop J. Peter Sartain’s campaign for a vote to repeal the state’s new same-sex marriage law. As many as 200 demonstrators have gathered Tuesday nights at St. James Cathedral to protest the Vatican’s crackdown on American nuns.
5. Forty-three percent of those surveyed felt the Catholic Church is “too involved” in politics, just 11 percent “not involved enough” with 32 percent answering “about right.”

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