A new survey from Cardus reaffirms their 2012 study that Ontario govt Catholic schools are virtually identical to govt public schools (and in many way worse)
- no difference with public schools of rate of divorce
- Catholic grads more likely to be gay/bi/trans
- same as public school in believing so-called gay marriage is ok
- do not volunteer any more than public school grads
- more likely to believe that science conflicts with religion
- -Less likely than public school grads to believe the bible is an infallible guide for behaviour
This is VERY bad news for the future of Catholicism in Ontario!! Is Ontario 20 years behind the virtual collapse of Catholicism like in Quebec? 3% attendance coming?
Ontario a province of “baptized pagans” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/neither-practising-nor-believing-but-catholic-even-so/article4329828/?page=all
“catholic” grads are less likely to be heterosexual/ Also less satisfaction with their marriages:
- same of public school grads in believing “gay” marriage is ok
See red lines… Seem fine with the Canadian culture of abortion, LGBT marriage, euthanasia..
Less likely to be heterosexual!
Catholics have slightly more divorce than public school grads!
No more likely than public school grads in turning to God for making moral decision. Statistically equal!
Less likely than public school grads to believe the bible is an infallible guide for behaviour!
I guess abortion and euthanasia aren’t worth talking to your co-parishioners about.
Less likely than public school grads to be involved in a religious group!
The following is very bad news!!!
Many young adults leave the Church when they mistakenly believe that the Church is against science!
Reason #3 – Churches come across as antagonistic to science. One of the reasons young adults feel disconnected from church or from faith is the tension they feel between Christianity and science. The most common of the perceptions in this arena is “Christians are too confident they know all the answers” (35%). Three out of ten young adults with a Christian background feel that “churches are out of step with the scientific world we live in” (29%). Another one-quarter embrace the perception that “Christianity is anti-science” (25%
More likely than public school grads that science conflicts with religion.
Less likely to believe that their teachers cared!!