As one who grew up being a Catholic, I do read your articles concerning the
largest religion in the world.However, I have wondered why there are no
reader comments on your articles about the Catholic Church, the last Pope, and a
new one to come.Is it because of the controversial issues surrounding the
Catholic Church?Can we discuss them, or are those comments unacceptable to
the DN? Is that the reason there are no comments?Could it be a
"do unto others as you would want them to do unto you" topic?Is
there is a standard due to the DN connection with the LDS Church, and what
people might see as offensive comments about the LDS Church?Been wondering
about this for the last few weeks.
no fit in SGI haven't commented, although I read the article. I
don't know enough to really comment about anything. I am not a Catholic and
although I understand basics about your faith, I don't feel my comments
would be acceptable due to the fact that I dont know enough. If that makes any
@no fit in SGI think it's more apathy than anything else. The
Catholic Church really isn't controversial here. Whatever it may be in the
rest of the world, here in Utah it's a minority faith and as
uncontroversial as Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.Most of the
comments you'll ever see on a Catholic article in the Deseret News is the
token "They should let priests marry", as that seems really the main
point of contention most Mormons and Protestants have with Catholicism here.
Apparently they think it's celibacy that creates, because obviously married
men have never molested children ever.Ironically enough too, though,
its usually these same people who support abstinence in sex education, because
they think teenagers and young adults must be able to control their hormones
better than middle-aged and elderly men.
@no fit in SGI think there's just not as much interest in Catholic
stories as there is in the LDS ones. People aren't going to comment if they
don't read it (well... okay maybe some do that).
Being LDS, I always hope that the Catholic Church will hold to the basic
principles that most all Christian Churches hold to. It helps in a world
becoming more anti religious and secular to have the largest Christian Church
adhering to time tested principles rather than swaying with the times. So I
hope that the new Pope will not try to compromise the teachings and standards of
the Church in order to curry more favor with the world secular/liberal press and
pop culture forces at work in our world.