Pope Francis Throws Out the “P” Word Again

Pope Francis with young people

He said it again:  the Church does not grow by proselytizing but by attracting. Speaking to a youthful audience in Umbria on October 6, Pope Francis repeated his rejection of proselytizing as an effective means of communicating the gospel.  A Church grows, he said, because the testimony of the People of God is attractive—not because of proselytizing.  He urged the young people who sat at his feet to “come out of the self” and to go towards “the true peripheries of life.”I think I get the … [Read more...]