The Catholic Church seems to be having a difficult time getting their own followers to accept their vigorously held positions on abortion and stem cell research. A new Gallup poll shows that Catholics don't find abortion or embryonic stem cell research to be a moral problem any more than non-Catholics do. In fact, that's true on a whole range of issues where the Church takes a strong moral position and their followers don't buy in to that position any more than non-Catholics do. Here's a chart that shows the results of the new poll.
Interesting how they're more liberal on some of these issues than non-Catholics. Then again, most Catholics I know who aren't in the Church hierarchy have been pretty relaxed. It's more important to them to be a good person and treat each other with loving kindness than follow arbitrary rules precisely.
Maybe they can have a little heart-to-heart with their leadership.