Here is quote from former governor of New York, Mario Cuomo in the May 2, 2005 edition of Time magazine regarding the election of Pope Benedict XVI, “The most one can expect, although it’s less than one can hope for, would be an admission by the Pope that man-made rules are alterable by the church that made them. Even an unannounced but perceptible change in its attitude about contraceptives. Those rules are not enforced in this country. No priest will get up on the pulpit on Sunday and say, ‘Those who use contraceptives should leave the church’.”
Mr. Cuomo’s brief statement is so full of holes, difficult to determine where to begin your critique (Natural law, Catholic moral theology, relativism, morality by consensus …), and exactly captures the misinformed attitudes and intentions of many Catholics in this country.
Here is an insightful commentary by George Weigel about the fold of the flock: archden.org/dcr/news.php?e=127&s=3&a=2942