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Monday
Nov142011

TEC drops below two million members

ONCE A FLAGSHIP denomination of American mainline Protestantism, the U.S.-based Episcopal Church has for the first time in decades reported membership below two million. Almost one-quarter of Episcopalians who were in the pews in 2000 are no longer there. The denomination, which claimed

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Monday
Nov142011

Adult baptisms high in ACNA

(Staff)  A STARTLING statistic was released by a relatively new church on the continent. Of the over 3,000 baptisms reported in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) almost 1,000 or nearly one-third were people aged 30 and over, indicating a significant number of new Christians. This statistic would seem to confirm what Bishop Don Harvey,

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Monday
Nov142011

Materialism and Marriage  

(Staff)  SPOUSES THAT PLACE a high value on money and possessions can expect a rocky marriage, says a new study from Brigham Young University. Researchers found that materialism in a spouse was associated with lower levels of responsiveness

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Sunday
Jun262011

Presbyterian Church (USA) accepts openly gay clergy

(Staff) ON MAY 10 the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) entered the expanding ranks of Christian denominations that allow sexually active gay and lesbian clergy. They join The Epsicopal Church, United Church of Christ and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.  
But the trend could be slowing down.

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Tuesday
May102011

R.I.P. Bernard Nathanson, 84, Abortion activist became prolife leader 

By Fr. Raymond J. De Souza

A key American abortion activist who converted first to the prolife cause and later to Christianity died of cancer Feb. 21 in his native New York.
In 1968 Bernard Nathanson co-founded the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (now called the National Abortion Rights Action League), and became a leading campaigner for the unlimited abortion licence

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