Joseph Kurtz, chairman of the bishops' Subcommittee on Marriage and Family Life, said the findings paint "a mixed picture" and that "it gives us reasons to be grateful and hopeful. It also raises concerns and presents us with challenges."Read the Zenit article, which contains a link to "the U.S. bishops' National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage."
According to the survey, 70% of currently married Catholics in the United States were either married in the Church or had their marriage blessed. A slight majority of Catholics (55%) say their views about marriage have been at least "somewhat" informed by Church teaching.
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