Blog about Religious Practitioner's Negotiations of Official Religious Beliefs

Religious Practitioner's Negotiations of Official Religious Beliefs

PDF of Blog about the official beliefs of the Catholic Church and what is actually practiced 

By: Cierra Smith, Spring 2016

There are many controversial topics in our society concerning our morality. Catholics are viewed to be extremely conservative and have a strong hold on their beliefs. Some of the topics that are debated the most include gay marriage, abortion, cohabitation, contraception, divorce, and sex before marriage.

In this blog, I strive to explore the official beliefs of the Catholic Church and analyze the statistics behind Catholics who still believe or practice them. I cover what the Catholic Church's official stance is on each subject, provide statistical values of Catholics who follow or dont follow these official beliefs, and provide information I have obtained thorugh interviews with Catholic students at Florida State University about their personal views and practices of each subject. 

It is important to realize that when we practice a religion it is our responsibility to follow what we are taught and essentially practice what we preach. This blog is a useful way to see how society in our world today is distancing from the values of their religious beliefs.

Blog about Religious Practitioner's Negotiations of Official Religious Beliefs