What are the signs of a culture committing suicide?

Suppose an anthropologist were asked, apart from the sound and fury of current politics, what were the signs of a dying culture, or a culture committing suicide? What might he respond, as following from human nature and from the terms of the question itself? What might he notice in our own? Such a culture would be more preoccupied with death than with life…

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Pope’s Wednesday audience: “God did not wait for us to convert ourselves before beginning to love us”…

Pope Francis said Wednesday that God does not wait for us to stop sinning to start loving us, but always holds out hope for the conversion of even the most hardened sinner. “There is no sin that can completely erase the image of Christ present in each one of us,” the pope said at his general audience Dec. 2.

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