Ken Shepherd reports that live coverage of the papal anniversary on CNN around noon featured Paula Zahn noting: “There was a new poll out today by ABC and the Washington Post which suggests that 2/3rds of American Catholics do not feel that the Pope’s views at all reflect their life. And that is a problem for the Church, isn’t it?”
The P.R. “problem” for the church begins with media pollsters who interview “Catholics” who haven’t seen the inside of a church for decades. Of course, the Pope wouldn’t seem relevant to them. If he was, they might attend Mass. A more interesting question might be: how are people who don’t “vote” with their feet every week relevant to the governance of the Church?