Day: November 8, 2012

Does Catholic support for Obama weaken bishops’ position?

Does the fact that Barack Obama won the Catholic vote nationwide (albeit narrowly) weaken the position of Catholic bishops that the contraception mandate within Obamacare represents a violation of their members’ religious freedom? Mark Movsesian, director of the Center for Law and Religion at St. John’s University, writes:


And I saw three foul spirits like frogs coming from the mouth of the dragon, from the mouth of the beast, and from the mouth of the false prophet. ~Revelation 16:13 Words leap out from the heart of hate Flames devouring truth

Cokesbury to close its brick and mortar retail outlets

The United Methodist Publishing House announced it would begin closing its 38 full-line stores and 19 seminary bookstores, in order to sell books exclusively through its Web site,, its Cokesbury Call Center, at conferences and meetings, and through church events. The board of directors of UMPH cited growing sales through those channels and declining sales in its physical stores as the reason for the move. A recent survey by the organization revealed only 15 percent of customers purchasing books in the stores. Cokesbury handles retailing for Church Publishing.