Archives for December 2015

U.S. membership decline continues

By Walter Fenton According to the most recent data, The United Methodist Church has lost 116,063 members – the stark equivalent to losing a 318-member local church every day of the year. The recently released statistics are from the denomination’s General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) The loss from 2013 to 2014 reflected a […]

Anti-abortion groups condemn Planned Parenthood shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (RNS) by Steve Rabey For the past five years, Catholic priest Bill Carmody led a weekly Mass in the parking lot of the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility where a gunman killed three people last Friday (Nov. 27). In fact, Carmody had been in the parking lot with a handful of protesters […]

No More Excuses

by Liz Herrick We’ve all seen that picture. You know the one, of Obama saying “We must find homes for 10,000 Syrian/Muslim refugees…” followed by a picture of a man lying on the ground with a caption that says “…1 of 50,000 homeless veterans.” If you haven’t seen it, go look it up for yourself, […]