Vatican concedes many Catholics ignore core teaching on sex and contraception

  • by: NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 26, 2014 - 12:20 PM

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican conceded Thursday that most Catholics reject its teachings on sex and contraception as intrusive and irrelevant and officials pledged not to "close our eyes to anything" when it opens a two-year debate on some of the thorniest issues facing the church.

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