tazzari saidAnd yet the Catholic Church, while ignoring its own abuses, feels it has the right to dictate morality to all of us as when its cardinals and archbishops support homophobic laws and associations.
There's an old proverb that you should never give an order you know won't be obeyed. The RC church is in the position of doing just this. The Emperor (or Pope, or Bishop) has not clothes.
The Vatican loses authority and credibility every day. They also condemn the use of contraceptives, but a majority of Catholic married couples have done so.
As you say, never give an order that will not be obeyed. The Roman Catholic Church is still doing that, and digging its own grave.