DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - In a Pew Research poll published this week, Mass-attending Catholics in the United States are for the most part hearing homilies that espouse liberal ideologies. With the upcoming election in sight, the poll conducted a survey through the month of June focusing on what churchgoers are hearing from the pulpit.
Thirty-two percent of Catholics are hearing the need to accept refugees, 13 percent are being encouraged to accept lesbians and gays, and 24 percent are hearing they need to protect the environment.
August has been a month when Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has gained much momentum, with some polls showing Hillary leading by eight points. The Pew poll shows five percent of Catholics surveyed heard homilies endorsing Hillary, and seven percent heard homilies speaking against Republican nominee Donald Trump. Only one percent of Catholics heard messages from the pulpit endorsing Trump — in spite of the fact that Clinton supports intrinsic evils, and has a history of attacking Catholic teachings, traditional families and Catholic education.
According to fivethirtyeight, "Catholics who attend Mass weekly have increased their support for the Democratic nominee by 22 percentage points relative to 2012."