Poll: Catholics agree with Pope Francis that church is ‘obsessed’ with moral issues

Parishioners listen to the homily during Catholic Mass at St. Therese Little Flower parish in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday, May 20, 2012. RNS photo by Sally Morrow

Parishioners listen to the homily during Catholic Mass at St. Therese Little Flower parish in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday, May 20, 2012. RNS photo by Sally Morrow

“Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world last month when he gave a wide-ranging interview in which he declared that the church had become “obsessed” with a few moral issues and needed to find a ‘new balance.’

“Now a new poll indicates that American Catholics think he’s right, and by a wide margin.”

Religion News Service’s David Gibson reports on the Quinnipiac University poll that shows that two in three Catholics questioned agree with the pope on this issue.

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