Saturday, March 01, 2008

More Blogs by Catholics on Long Island

Alice Gunther, who writes a column for The Long Island Catholic, has a blog called Cottage Blessings.

MacBeth's Opinion is written by a Catholic homeschooling Mom.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


I found this site via Charlotte Was Both and it looks good. I particularly liked the Epic and Movies videos. This group is involved in the New Evangelization and attempts to create more of us "Reverts". I wish them luck and hope Dioceses will take avantage of this apostolate. If Catholics are the largest group of Christians in the US, then the second largest group would have to be lapsed or former Catholics.
Found via Ten Reasons -

This report of the National Council of Churches shows the 25 largest Christian denominations in the US. The Catholic Church is the largest Christian Church and grew by .87 percent. The report also states:

"Jehovah's Witnesses and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, regarded by many Christians as cults, reported the largest membership increases in a year, according to the National Council of Churches' 2008".

The Mormons (Latter Day Saints) have large families so that would probably explain their growth. The Jehovah's Witnesses however simply do the evangelical work that Christians are called to do. It is easy to make fun of them for their door to door work, (see Barats & Bereta video The Good Word) but apparently it does work. Around here they are very successful with evangelizing minorities. At the train station my wife and I sometimes use there is usually a nice, elderly gentleman handing out Watchtowers. It is too bad their theology is so unorthodox. The Catholic Church has a long way to go with evangelizing, and in most cases, "re-evangelizing". Meanwhile, growth is not happening in some Christian groups:

"The greatest losses in membership were reported by The Episcopal Church, which dropped 4.15 percent in members, and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which decreased by 2.36 percent. Both denominations are currently wracked by theological differences and the issue of homosexuality."