It is a sad commentary on the state of Catholic catechesis in America when we have a 22 year old student attending a Catholic University who can write an opinion like this.
One of the most telling quotes from the ariticle is this one:
“I have been a Catholic my whole life. Baptized as a baby and confirmed in the seventh grade, I attended weekly catechism classes and received a Jesuit education. Never once did the opinion of the church on a person’s use of contraceptives surface”
Perhaps the USCCB should get out of politics and go back to the basics; strong catechesis, oversight of faith formation programs for compliance to Church teachings, building more Catholic elementary and high schools, and raising money to help subsidize tuitions to those schools so more people can afford to send their kids to them.
I my opinion, this is a true evangelization issue. We need to “evangelize” our own kids!