If you're dismayed that one in five Americans (20 percent) are "nones" -- people who claim no particular religious identity -- brace yourself. How does 38 percent sound?
A small c catholic: In the last 50 years, Christians have worked to improve relations with Jews. Sometimes the conflict gets more tangled and less easy to solve.
Christianity is not a school of ideas or a collection of beautiful temples and lovely art; it is a living people who follow Jesus and give witness to him every day, Pope Francis said.
"Am I a Christian giving witness to Jesus or am I a simple numerary of this sect," unable to let the Holy Spirit "drive me forward in my Christian vocation?" he asked in his homily at Mass Tuesday in the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives.
"A Christian who doesn't give witness is unfathomable," he said, according to a report by Vatican Radio.