Gee, I hate to break this to you, but...
Very few people in the catholic church follow the "actual teachings." That includes priests and even cardinals. Sometimes even popes.
A good example: the "actual teaching" of the church is that anyone using artificial contraceptives is committing a sin, and cannot take communion. Guess how many people taking communion every week are using contraceptives? And guess how many priests directly tell their parishoners not to worry about using contraceptives, that they *can* take communion? I saw a poll once that showed something like 75-80% of catholics completely ignore that "actual teaching."
So frankly, what the "actual teaching" might be often has absolutely nothing to do with the reality of the actual catholic church and those who practice it. To pretend otherwise would be like claiming that because the US outlaws marijuana, nobody in the US ever uses it. See how silly that is?