Church

  • Jury selection begins in Mormon Church sexual abuse trial

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Jury selection began Thursday morning for a trial in Berkeley County (W.Va.) Circuit Court on a lawsuit claiming Mormon church leaders covered up the sexual abuse of several children by a member who since has been excommunicated and imprisoned. The selection of the jury was moved...
  • Pastors who lead double lives wound the church, pope says

    VATICAN CITY — Pastors who preach one thing and do another are wounded and harm the church, Pope Francis said. Like the scribes and Pharisees of old, pastors end up leading a double life when they detach themselves from God and his people, the pope said in his homily...
  • Choir Members get sat down over gay marriage!

    It’s been a turbulent month for two small town Minnesota churches after three members of the congregation claim they were dismissed from their respective choirs for being involved in same-sex marriages, a move many say is counter to the inclusive ideal the church purports to uphold. Friends Travis Loeffler...
  • Egypt files murder charges against man held for Coptic church attack

    CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s public prosecutor has filed murder charges against a man accused of killing 11 people in an attack on a Coptic church and a Christian-owned shop in a Cairo suburb last week, judicial sources said. The man, arrested after the Dec. 29 attack, was receiving medical...
  • New Year’s Day Church Attacker kills 17 people!

    Unknown gunmen killed 17 people following a new year’s day church service in southern Nigeria, a local official said, the latest violence to hit the oil-rich region. Local government official Osi Olisa said Tuesday that the attackers opened fire on the church attendees in the town of Omoku on...
  • Wyoming church pledges $100K for suicide prevention funding

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — On a Sunday in September, morning light drifted through stained glass as churchgoers in Rock Springs raised their eyes to God. In Basin, a congregation joined voices to sing an opening hymn. In Thermopolis, they bowed their heads, opened their hearts and asked for mercy....
  • Construction halted at church destroyed in Sept. 11 attacks

    NEW YORK (AP) – Construction on a Greek Orthodox church to replace one that was crushed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been temporarily suspended amid rising costs and questions over how donations have been managed. The St. Nicholas National Shrine next to the World Trade Center memorial plaza was...
  • Court orders first trial session on Giza church attack

    The Al-Saf Misdemeanor Court imprisoned 15 defendants on Tuesday for another 15 days pending investigations over their attack against a church in the village of Kafr al-Waselen in Giza. The court ordered the first session of the trial to be held on December 27 after the South Giza Prosecution...
  • Pastor moved to help family worship, get to the altar

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — Every note and every key is more than a harmony for Pastor Adam Hunley. “It’s almost like I get to play for some angel to sing,” said Pastor Hunley, pastor for New Canaan United Baptist Church. Pastor Hunley’s music is a language that speaks to...