Cathy Grossman over at Faith & Reason has highlighted a new poll that suggests that 53% of American Catholics should speak out publicly on matters concerning the church and society. Other findings:
- 53% say "Women religious should follow their consciences and make public statements concerning the Church and society."
- 15% said they should do so "only if they support the teachings of the Vatican and the bishops."
- 3% said they should stick to "prayer and service."
- 23% had no opinion
Twenty-three percent with no opinion? It's amazing that Catholics could have no opinion on that matter.
James Martin, SJ