For those of you who have been following the recent plight of our well-beloved father and brother, The Rev. Neil Moquin, here is the first report, received via email, of his new Anglo-catholic congregation, St. Augustine of Canterbury, meeting for the time being in Vista, California.
I'm sure there is more to come, but it looks like they are off to a good start, thanks be to God. Keep him and this fledgling flock in your prayers.   (read more...)
Fr. Lawrence "Larry" Bausch writes to his congregation regarding his commitment to the parish as it looks to likely relocation by end of 2010.
Supplied by request as published in bulletin insert.
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A few days ago, The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released the results of a survey entitled Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S. This was followup to their U.S. Religious Landscape Survey that they released last year.
I have been busy in the last week doing a bit of reverse engineering on the numbers to represent the shifts in belief as best and as clearly as I can. Here is the resulting chart. You can click on it to see the full sized version.   (read more...)