A new Gallup Poll shows that 77 percent of Americans say religion is losing influence on American life, but 75 percent say the U.S. society would be better off if more Americans were religious.
Shortly after Pope Francis gave a groundbreaking homily in which he said even atheists who do good are redeemed, a statement from a Vatican spokesman released comments stating that those who reject teachings of Jesus Christ can't be saved after all.
Pope Francis reassures me, an atheist, that the "good" that I do will lead me to meet someone along the way -- but what about the fact that I'm a lesbian? Is doing "good" enough for only one divergence from the faith?
It's a controversial claim for both Catholics and atheists, but Pope Francis said in a sermon this week that everyone could be redeemed, even atheists. The statement is now going viral as Catholic leaders rarely address the non-believers. Guest Paul Constant joins Jacob to discuss.