Church membership for more than a third of the nation’s largest churches took a hit last year while non-Orthodox Christian churches are on the rise, a new report on denominations finds.

The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s second largest denomination, reported a .42 percent decline in membership to 16,160,088 members, according to National Council of Churches’2011 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, released Monday.

Still dominating the list of the nation’s top 25 mainline churches is the Catholic Church, which posted a .57 growth at 68.5 million members.

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