The early Christians were struggling to care for the newly growing community, the Pope reflected, the apostles took the situation in hand – they called a large meeting also with the disciples, discussing the question together, Francis said. Seeking advice, discussing, and praying–this is how problems in (visit) the Church are resolved, with the certainty that gossip, envy, and jealousy can never lead us to concord, harmony or peace, said the Pope.
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Americans lie about how much they go to church, even if they don’t belong to one
“This is consistent with what we see in the rise of non-affiliation,” co-author Dan Cox said. “It’s about more than a rejection of institutions.” When it comes to measures like church attendance and belief in God, Cox doesn’t think we’re going to turn into Western Europe any time soon. But these findings do show that we are becoming a more secular nation than previously assumed. Christopher Ingraham is a data journalist focusing primarily on issues of politics, policy and economics.
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