Referring to these results, Cardinal Tagle said he found the results "shocking, if I am allowed to use that word… because almost in all parts of the world, the questionnaires indicated that the teaching of the Church regarding family life is not clearly understood by people."
Thanking His Eminence, unlike others, is not calling for the Church to change her teachings:
The language by which the church proposes the teaching seems to be a language not accessible to people. So this is my hope, not for change — how can you change the biblical teachings? But maybe a real pastoral and evangelical concern for the Church: How do we present the Good News of the family to this generation, with its limitations, with its greatness, with its unique experiences?Now, I have nothing against Cardinal Tagle, nor have I ever met him, but I would like to ask him a simple and straightforward question: "Where have you been?" I know that Catholicism is a strong presence in the Philippines, but I also know that the islands have not been ignored by the forces of a godless secularism forcing its way throughout the world.
Sadly, Cardinal Tagle is not likely the only Cardinal who finds - or will find - the results "shocking." Nor is likely the only Bishop, priest, deacon, or lay ecclesial minister who finds them "shocking." One wonders how it is possible to find the results shocking, unless someone has really been paying very little - or, worse, no - attention at all for the past many years.