The Downfall of Today’s Churches

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It’s hard to look at faith today and say it’s a strong and solvent business. So many parishes and congregations have seen their numbers decline over the past couple years; and those who have continued steadfastly at their churches have noticed the percentage of giving has decreased over the years as well. Churches note in their newsletters and from their pulpits and in their service sheets that pledges are waning, they’re downright withering. People have concluded the inevitable demise of the churches and they’re financial problems all stem from the fall of the economy. Sadly, the decline started much earlier than that. More

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The Politics of this Election

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Christine O'Donnell

Christine O'Donnell: A deer in the headlights?

It’s interesting to watch what’s going on with this current mid-term election. The amount of mud-slinging from both sides is incredible! In Delaware the race for the Senate between Chris Coons (D) and Christine O’Donnell (R) is laughable. I’m not the typical voter who simply votes for their own party. I look at the individuals and what they stand for. If they don’t speak with my voice on the major issues, I’m not interested in voting for them – regardless of party. And in Delaware I’m hearing childish jabs at each other; but surprisingly, I’ve also been hearing some substantial answers addressed from Coons, but nothing from O’Donnell. Coons understands that what’s happened over the past 2 years hasn’t been perfect, but it’s been a start in the right direction. One example from O’Donnell: “I would immediately repeal Health Care Reform.” That’s it. No answer on what to do after that; just repeal something that, though imperfect, has at least started the ball rolling in the right direction. It’s a start that has been making the medical insurance agencies become just a little more responsible – the most important change is the elimination of pre-existing conditions. No longer can the insurance companies refuse to cover a pre-existing condition; and no longer can they drop coverage because an expensive illness comes along. More