[quote=bengal_fan]“If one looks at Catholics couples who attend Mass regularly, the divorce rate is very much lower than the population generally (maybe 10%?).”
actually the same is true for protestants who attend church regularly. the rate is about 42% as opposed to 52%. the crime rate is also similar among catholics and protestants who attend church regularly. the difference comes to those who don’t attend regularly. then it is the lapsed or non-practicing or “easter/christmas” catholics who commit more crime as judged by what religion most prisoners claim. it is overwhelmingly catholics (again, not regular mass attenders) who occupy our penal system. so to sit here and say that catholics are “more moral” or “better” is to ignore the facts. over all, protestants and catholics who attend church are the same.
My point was not to suggest that Catholics are better people, just to suggest that true Christian believers are in fact, just that and thus are less prone to divorce, crime, adultery etc. Your claim that the penal system is overwhelming populated by Catholics is patently false and I don’t think that you can provide some convincing evidence to the contrary.