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"....true faith is_______for good" is the portion of this comment I can agree with. We are in a cyclical phase that goes like this: prosperity, loss of faith, crisis, heightened faith, prosperity." We can each ask what part of that cycle we are in.
CJ, According to a 2014 study by the Pew Research Center, 70.6% of the American population identified themselves as Christians including Catholics, Mormons, Protestants...etc
We also have a people who are Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist faiths.
Dashing...identifying with a faith, and actually being an active participant are 2 totally different things. I think many people struggle with acknowledging their atheism/agnosticism publically, and fall back on their traditional faith as an answer.
Very rare when someone actually practices what his God preached....well, at least here in USA. We are the judgemental, greedy, war-loving branch of the faith.
I believe it takes the Holy Ghost and that Pope Francis is likely to understand that. If it is possible to affect a change in even one person, I hope he might accomplish that.
You obviously are not a christian.
I see you have power over God to condemn people that he/she supposedly created and loves. Whew...hope the Pope can overcomes this hatred w the love of God. Good luck buddy--you're gonna need it here in America.We have a very skewered version of God.
In the Catholic church, if you confess your sin to God, you are absolved. The Pope is saying that if you've had an abortion, and confessed your sin, you should be embraced by your Catholic family. His is a loving, forgiving God. Obviously yours isn't