Catholic leader Archbishop Dolan: More and more people ‘have some troubles with the church’

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “More and more people are saying, you know what, I don’t have trouble with God, I … Continued

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “More and more people are saying, you know what, I don’t have trouble with God, I don’t have trouble with Jesus, I don’t have trouble with faith, I do have some troubles with the church. That’s a major pastoral challenge, not only for us as Catholics, but for the other revealed religions.”

-Cardinal Timothy Dolan on the major challenges for religion in the United States on CBS’s Face the Nation,

March 31, 2013.

Read more quotes on religion in public life at Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.

  • sillysally

    This mentality, of sticking to ancient “truths” no matter what information, evidence, facts, scientific breakthroughs, or evolving humanistic values occur over the years, is exactly why the Catholic church is going down the tubes. It reminds me of the Scopes Monkey trial, where Clarence Darrow was trying to defend the right of schools in the south to teach evolutionary theory, and on the basis of religious “truth” his opponents wanted to keep evolutionary theory out of the schools and uphold “creationism”.

    It reminds me that the evidence condemning homosexuality is getting thinner and thinner, and as gays and lesbians are gaining more and more self esteem (hard earned in many cases) they are asserting their right to be treated as human beings and equal citizens under the law. And gays and scientists are pointing out the diversity of nature and the natural occurance of sexual variation and homosexuality throughout the animal (and plant !!) world.

    And it’s very interesting to me that many homophobes try to claim the church as theirs, despite many churches evolving and accepting and welcoming gays and lesbians to their congregations and supporting gay marriage. Jesus never condemned homosexuality. His teachings promote our loving one another, forgiving one another, and being non-judgemental (“let he who is without sin cast the first stone”).

    By sticking their heads in the sand and refusing to consider more modern evolved truths, the Catholic church is not only losing members, it is forfeiting its chance to be a force for good in this world.

  • frichards72

    Is the divorce rate among Homosexuals lower than the rate between srtaights? I know the answer.

  • sillysally

    What is your point Frichards72 ?? If your”answser” is that homosexual divorce is higher than heterosexual, with all the prejudice and lack of support gay couples have in this world, I think it’s a miracle that any of them have long lasting relationships…. and yet so many of them do. It takes more than love to sustain a relationship… straight couples have the support of their relatives, who frequently reject their gay children, of churches (some of which are supporting gays now, but they have a long way to go), their neighbors (who can be welcoming or not), etc., etc. I think you get the picture… or at least I hope you get the picture.