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Published: Sunday, March 10 2013 12:00 p.m. MDT

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no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

As one who grew up being a Catholic, I do read your articles concerning the largest religion in the world.
However, I have wondered why there are no reader comments on your articles about the Catholic Church, the last Pope, and a new one to come.
Is it because of the controversial issues surrounding the Catholic Church?
Can we discuss them, or are those comments unacceptable to the DN?
Is that the reason there are no comments?
Could it be a "do unto others as you would want them to do unto you" topic?
Is there is a standard due to the DN connection with the LDS Church, and what people might see as offensive comments about the LDS Church?
Been wondering about this for the last few weeks.

Sanpete, UT

no fit in SG

I haven't commented, although I read the article. I don't know enough to really comment about anything. I am not a Catholic and although I understand basics about your faith, I don't feel my comments would be acceptable due to the fact that I dont know enough. If that makes any sense.

Salt Lake City, UT

@no fit in SG

I think it's more apathy than anything else. The Catholic Church really isn't controversial here. Whatever it may be in the rest of the world, here in Utah it's a minority faith and as uncontroversial as Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

Most of the comments you'll ever see on a Catholic article in the Deseret News is the token "They should let priests marry", as that seems really the main point of contention most Mormons and Protestants have with Catholicism here. Apparently they think it's celibacy that creates, because obviously married men have never molested children ever.

Ironically enough too, though, its usually these same people who support abstinence in sex education, because they think teenagers and young adults must be able to control their hormones better than middle-aged and elderly men.

Salt Lake City, UT

@no fit in SG
I think there's just not as much interest in Catholic stories as there is in the LDS ones. People aren't going to comment if they don't read it (well... okay maybe some do that).

m.g. scott

Being LDS, I always hope that the Catholic Church will hold to the basic principles that most all Christian Churches hold to. It helps in a world becoming more anti religious and secular to have the largest Christian Church adhering to time tested principles rather than swaying with the times. So I hope that the new Pope will not try to compromise the teachings and standards of the Church in order to curry more favor with the world secular/liberal press and pop culture forces at work in our world.

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