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Influence of Catholic Church Waning?

Warsaw, Feb. 20, 2008 (CWNews.com) - In an article entitled “McFaith," Newsweek Poland claims that the influence of the Catholic Church in Poland is waning.

The Newsweek Poland story includes a survey by the firm SMG/KRC, in which ¾ of Polish respondents claim to be Catholic yet 74% support in-vitro fertilization, 73% contraception, and 61% sex outside of marriage. In other news, an article by the Polish magazine Przeglad indicates that almost half of Polish respondents support religion classes in public schools. A survey conducted between December 27, 2007 and January 3, 2008 that included 1,050 people found that 13% of respondents support mandatory religion classes in public schools while 35% favor optional religion classes in public schools. More than half of respondents believe that religion classes improve a child’s formation.

Article from Catholic World News

Re: Influence of Catholic Church Waning?

I do not believe this to be true.

Newsweek is full of sensationalist articles. It is what sells magazines. The magazine Polityka is a better and more informed source of news.