Pope: Limitless Freedom is Selfish, Empty

Pope: Limitless Freedom is Selfish, Empty

Freedom without limits, focused solely on what an individual wants to do, is selfishness and leads to emptiness, Pope Francis emphasized in his general audience message delivered Oct. 20. Citing statements made by Paul in letters to the Galatian and the Corinthian...
Pope Francis Urges Caring for Common Good, Common Home

Pope Francis Urges Caring for Common Good, Common Home

Pope Francis thanked and praised “social poets” for the ways they create hope and work for inclusion and equality in an Oct. 16 video address focused on working for the common good and caring for our common home. “Poetry means creativity, and you create hope. With...
Practicing Christians Are Outliers in Pastor Assessment

Practicing Christians Are Outliers in Pastor Assessment

Practicing Christians in the U.S. tend to be outliers in being strongly affirming of local pastors’ leadership in the community, according to a Barna Group report published Oct. 6. A majority (52%) of practicing Christians strongly agree with the statement, “I deeply...