Monday, May 5, 2008
Dedicated Spanish Catholics for Women/Married Priests
According to a recent study done by the Spanish magazine 21rs and as reported in English by Rentapriest, 67% of Spanish Catholics are in favor of optional celibacy and 49% are in favor of women's ordination. Regarding directives from the hierarchy, only about 20% felt these directives were necessary and tried to follow them. The young adults questioned would like to see the Catholic Church more open to dialogue and more committed to the poor.
For me, this is quite stunning news. I always figured that the Catholics who still go to church in Spain would be more conservative.
A Faithful Catholic