A growing number of Catholics support gay marriage 

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The latest Field Poll is very good news for supporters of same-sex marriage in California -- residents of this state now support gay nuptials by almost 2-1.

As the Bay Gurdian reports today, that's a dramatic change since 2008, when voters passed Prop. 8, the ban on same-sex marriage; in fact, the poll shows the approval margin widening significantly in the past two years. And we all know that this is a demographic shift (voters under 40 are in favor by 78 percent, and most of the opposition is among the 60-plus crowd), which means the numbers are only going in one direction.

But here is one of the more interesting elements of the poll: In California, 55 percent of Catholics support same-sex marriage.

Perhaps that's something the College of Cardinals will be thinking about in the upcoming Papal Enclave.

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