Poor catechesis? Yeah, it’s a problem. But I wonder, if sometimes we tend to use this as an excuse for those who do things or have beliefs contrary to what the Church teaches. It is my belief that many Catholics know full well what the Church teaches, yet make a conscious, deliberate decision to defy her.
The other day, there was a thread about Catholics receiving communion at non-Catholic services. And no matter how hard one participant, who happens to be a Catholic Priest, tried to convey that this was absolutely and unequivocally forbidden, giving precise answers as to why the RCC teaches this way, some responders steadfastly refused to accept his excellent advice. I didn’t see them as “poorly catechized.” They just flat out didn’t want to accept the word of one who holds a position of authority, who was clearly speaking the truth. This appeared to me to be a position of defiance. Every bit the problem, and maybe even a bigger problem than poor catechesis. Just my 2 cents.