MRandall25 wrote:PensFanInDC wrote:What I've noticed is that catholicism is very introverted. It's not as welcoming of new members as other Christian denominations. There are lots of rules and regulations about who can be/is saved and how salvation is received. There is very little evangelism if any at all in the catholic faith outside of foreign missionaries.
This Pope seems to be very open to making Catholicism more open to people and wanting to focus more on spreading the Word to everyone.
It probably would have been better to say that he sounds very un-catholic in his evangelical views. No offense was meant.
That's not always the case. I've heard evangelism preached at many masses. It's just that no one wants to go out and actually do it.
That kind of lends to my point though. Just because it is preached doesn't mean that it exists, although I am sure there are a few who will share their testimony and lead people to Christ (see: Matt Maher). The dude on 700 Club preaches acceptance but also says that Haiti got what it deserves because of his interpretation of their sin.