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    By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - The metropolitan government in South Korea's capital Seoul said on Friday it would seek 4.6 billion won ($4 million) in damages against a church for causing the spread of the coronavirus by disrupting tracing and testing efforts. A fresh wave of infections erupted at a church whose members attended...
    (CNN)Aileen and Jordan Stevens were driving to church Sunday when a car rear-ended their Ford Mustang along Interstate 24 in Tennessee. It was about 9:30 a.m. -- Aileen Stevens was teaching Sunday School that morning at their church in Rutherford County, her family said. What the couple didn't know at the time was the driver,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- An arson investigation is underway at an Armenian church in San Francisco Thursday.The leaders of St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church posted on Facebook that the building adjacent to the main church in Laurel Heights was set ablaze by arsonists at around 4 a.m."The building housed Vasbouragan Hall, as well as offices...
    President Donald Trump ripped coronavirus lockdown measures at his Thursday rally in Wisconsin, saying Americans were being kept out of churches even as protesters roamed the streets. President Trump made the statement after joking that his rallies were now classified as “protests” to get around state and local social distancing measures. Trump has been heavily...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden falsely claimed that President Donald Trump held the Bible upside down when he stood outside St. John’s Church. Biden made the comments during Thursday’s drive-in style town hall on CNN, referencing the president’s surprise visit to the church in June after several nights of protests and riots had left the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Muni has closed half-block of a busy street that crosses Upper Market to cars in order to create space for riders while getting on and off street cars. With Muni Metro service shut down indefinitely, some residents and business owners are calling on the agency to reopen the block. Shops...
    One of the Trump campaign’s ambassadors to Catholics on Thursday blasted former Vice President Joe Biden as being a “fake Catholic.” Taylor Marshall, a popular traditionalist Catholic commentator, criticized Biden for his stances on abortion, religious liberty, and gay marriage during a campaign event streamed from his personal YouTube channel. President Trump, by contrast, Marshall...
    Actor Jim Caviezel, whose most recent film “Infidel” tells a story of Christian persecution and was to arrive in theaters on Friday, says some American Christians are subject to persecution by not being allowed to attend church services because of concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus. “In the United States, my own country,...
    One nation under God. That phrase, recently and conspicuously omitted from the flag salute at some events during the Democratic National Convention, reflects the intentions of America’s founding fathers. They understood the necessity of acknowledging and submitting to divine authority — and not just any god, but the God revealed in the Bible. That same...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Board of Trustees at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church of San Francisco revealed Thursday that around 4 a.m. the building adjacent to the main church in Laurel Heights was set ablaze by arsonists."The building housed Vasbouragan Hall, as well as offices for St. Gregory Armenian Church and various organizations," the...
    Psychedelic enthusiasts are being awarded federal tax exemptions on the basis of religious freedom in Canada. A “church” in Winnipeg, Manitoba — the Centre for Universal Illumination Luz Divina — is the latest to be granted such status in a trend of new-age organizations that use hallucinatory daime tea, also known as ayahuasca, for the...
    Psychedelic enthusiasts are being awarded federal tax exemptions on the basis of religious freedom in Canada. A “church” in Winnipeg, Manitoba — the Centre for Universal Illumination Luz Divina — is the latest to be granted such status in a trend of new-age organizations that use hallucinatory daime tea, also known as ayahuasca, for the...
    A HANDSOME new vicar’s arrival has sparked delight among the locals. A photo of the Rev Dr Matt Davis on a community Facebook group drew hundreds of compliments and memes — many referring to his looks. 6Reverend Dr Matt Davis' arrival at St Luke’s Church in Formby, Merseyside has riled up the locals 6Facebook users...
    The Board of Trustees of St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church of San Francisco say a community center adjacent to the church was set on fire by arsonists early Thursday morning. “The building housed Vasbouragan Hall, as well as offices for St. Gregory Armenian Church and various organizations. The San Francisco Fire Department responded immediately, however,...
    An Idaho pastor who held services at his 1,200-member church, telling the congregation they did not have to wear masks, is now in ICU battling COVID 19.  Paul Van Noy was hospitalized after opening Candlelight Christian Fellowship in Coeur d'Alene for in person services in May.  Masks are mandated in public in Kootenai County; more than...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A building next to an Armenian church in San Francisco’s Laurel Heights burned down overnight Thursday and the church’s leaders worry it was arson. Dispatchers received reports around 4 a.m. of a fire at the building next to the St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church. Fire crews arrived on scene not...
    (CNN)A pastor in Idaho who called himself a "no-masker" during a service and repeatedly questioned the veracity of coronavirus case reporting is in the ICU after contracting Covid-19. Paul Van Noy, senior pastor at Candlelight Church in Coeur d'Alene, has spent two weeks in the hospital with a Covid-19 diagnosis, ministry coordinator Eric Reade confirmed...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A building next to an Armenian church in San Francisco’s Laurel Heights burned down overnight Thursday and the church’s leaders worry it was arson. Dispatchers received reports around 4 a.m. of a fire at the building next to the St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church. Fire crews arrived on scene not...
    PORT-AU-PRINCE – As anti-government protesters in Haiti’s capital blocked principal roads and clashed with police last year, Stanley Joseph and Daphne Gerard used the city’s winding and potholed backroads to make it to church for their wedding, decked out in all their finery. The bride had wondered if they should postpone their big day...
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The pastor of a San Francisco Bay Area church that racked $112,000 in fines for defying the local public health order by holding indoor services has begun holding services in the church parking lot. Pastor Jack Trieber of the 3,000-seat North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara said he will...
    A Maine church community came together to replace a church volunteer’s stolen tools after he was in the middle of working on a project for the church. The 67-year-old volunteer for the Boothbay Harbor United Methodist Church was working on storm windows for installation, left the tools inside to mow the lawn, and noticed they...
    FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Arlington Crimes Against Children Detective Alan Branch is headed home from the hospital after he was seriously injured last month when a motorist struck his cycling group. In a Facebook post, the Arlington Police Department said, “We have some great news to pass along! We are so thankful that Detective...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There are bins of school supplies, racks of clothes, shoes and toys. They are all items Foster Love Project gives to children who are transitioning to foster care. “We want to do everything we can to give them any measure of joy,” said Kelly Hughes, executive director of Foster Love Project in...
    Every state since March has weighed the thorny question of how (or if) governments should restrict how many people may attend church services during the coronavirus pandemic. In general, state governors settled on one of three solutions. Some states, such as Mississippi and South Dakota, never made an attempt to regulate services, instead releasing...
    The Church of Iceland's new 'woke' ad welcoming people to Sunday School has sparked outrage after it featured a bearded Jesus Christ with breasts, makeup and a dress. The advert, which apparently shows Jesus shaking his 'breasts' while dancing under a rainbow, appeared on the National Church's Facebook page on September 11. The advert has...
    PILSEN — A developer’s $4 million deal to buy the historic St. Adalbert Catholic Church property in Pilsen is no longer on the table, marking a second failed effort to sell the building. City Pads entered into an agreement last year to buy the property at 1650 W. 17th St. But that deal has fallen through,...
    NORTH LAWNDALE — A new community stage built outside the historic Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church will provide a place for people to gather outside and express their creativity. The church at 3622 W. Douglas Blvd. will use the stage to host cultural events and it will be open for community members to have their...
    (CNN)Sarah Collins Rudolph lost an eye and her sister was killed when Ku Klux Klan members bombed 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963. Since that day, she's felt forgotten by officials who never offered her payment or support, let alone their condolences. Collins Rudolph's lawyers are now pressing Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to offer her...
    A SHOCKING video showed the moment a vandal toppled a Virgin Mary statue outside of a Catholic church. The man climbed up the $4,000 statue, that stood outside of a church in Coney Island, grabbed it and hurled it onto the sidewalk. 3The man was seen moving the statueCredit: Crimestoppers 3The statue was thrown to...
    An Idaho pastor who eschewed wearing face masks during services has contracted COVID-19 and is now recovering in an intensive care unit, church officials said. Paul Van Noy, senior pastor at Candlelight Christian Fellowship in Coeur d’Alene, has been hospitalized for two weeks while battling the virus as his wife, Brenda Van Noy, is recovering...
    Please do not use a live snake as your face mask What to Watch on Thursday: The Kardashians kontend with COVID-19 in penultimate KUWTK premiere Gas Companies Are Abandoning Their Wells, Leaving Them to Leak Methane Forever (Bloomberg) -- The story of gas well No. 095-20708 begins on Nov. 10, 1984, when a drill bit...
    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - As anti-government protesters in Haiti's capital blocked principal roads and clashed with police last year, Stanley Joseph and Daphne Gerard used the city's winding and potholed backroads to make it to church for their wedding, decked out in all their finery. The bride had wondered if they should postpone their big day...
    Fans on social media were clamoring over Eric Church’s performance at the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards, with many agreeing the display was one of the best of the evening. The singer-songwriter sang his new single, “Stick That in Your Country Song,” which urges other artists in the business to speak out on issues such as...
    Evangelical Pastor John MacArthur says some time behind bars does not scare him, after officials threatened him with incarceration for continuing to hold in-person services at his church in violation of COVID-19 restrictions. What are the details?MacArthur, who leads Grace Community Church in Los Angeles County, told Fox News on Tuesday, "We received a letter...
    When Hurricane Sally blew through Mobile, Ala., Wednesday, one of the most unique casualties was a church steeple. The storm toppled the ornate, tiered steeple adorning El Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, sending the structure crashing onto the roof. Sally slammed into the Alabama shore as a Category 2 hurricane Wednesday morning, dumping heavy rainfall and creating...
    Grace Community Church Pastor John MacArthur fired back a response to California officials threatening him with jail time for holding in-person services in his church: “Bring it on.” MacArthur appeared on Fox News on Tuesday night with host Laura Ingraham to discuss his ongoing battle with Los Angeles County officials. The pastor has rebelled against...
    A priest from the area addressed his flock via Facebook, explaining that he had been in a rehabilitation facility for his alcoholism during his previously unexplained multi-week absence. "I have been spending time in a residential treatment program to confront the problem I have with alcohol," wrote Father Jeffrey J. Maurer of Saint Mary's Church...
    A 90-year-old Sacred Heart of Jesus statue was destroyed during vandalism inside a Texas cathedral, church leaders said. A man suspected of the vandalism has been detained. A 90-year-old Sacred Heart of Jesus statue was destroyed in an act of vandalism in a Texas cathedral, according to a report. (courtesy of the Catholic Diocese of El...
    A man decapitated an almost 90-year-old statue of Jesus inside a Texas church in a brazen act this week, according to the local Catholic diocese. The suspect — who has since been identified as 30-year-old Isaiah Cantrell — allegedly barged into El Paso’s St. Patrick Cathedral around 10 a.m. Tuesday and destroyed the statue of...
    Federal Election Commission Chairman Trey Trainor on Wednesday blasted Catholic bishops for not making political endorsements in the 2020 election. "The bishops are using their nonprofit status as a shield from having to make a decision about who to support," Trainor said, adding that church leaders "hide" from making overt political statements. Trainor, a Catholic...
    Maryland's diocese of the Episcopalian Church voted to fund a $1 million reparations fund for programs benefiting Black residents of Baltimore and other areas after discovering the church's role in fostering systemic racism in the state. The Baltimore Sun reported that more that 82 percent of delegates to the Episcopalian Church's annual convention in Maryland...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio’s East Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold a clothing drive for new pants and shorts for residents at Haven for Hope. Shorts and pants of all sizes for men, women and children are needed, but the greatest need is for men’s pants and shorts....
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- Pastor Jack Trieber of the 3,000-seat North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara has announced that he will no longer fight Santa Clara County, and will hold services in the church parking lot until health officials give the green light.He made that announcement two days after Dan Noyes' I-Team report...
    A racist email from Michigan pastor David Muns was exposed online by Korean-American journalist Sarah Jeong on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Muns told the Daily Dot that he’s apologized to her. Hide The racist email appears to be in response to a meme with a quote incorrectly attributed to Jeong. The meme was debunked by Snopes...
    A Roman Catholic church outside Detroit apologized after a priest used his homily to equate Black Lives Matter and Antifa demonstrators to the same people who carried out the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "I am so sorry that a homily given by Fr. Paul Graney at the 4:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday has brought forth...
    A PRIEST compared Black Lives Matter "terrorists" to 9/11 attackers during a homily, prompted the Catholic church's apology. Rev. Paul Graney's comments came during a homily for a service at Church of the Divine Child in Dearborn in Michigan on Saturday. 7Rev. Paul Graney compared Black Lives Matter demonstrations to 9/11 attackers during a serviceCredit:...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are on the hunt for a man caught on camera vandalizing a religious statue in Brooklyn. The statue stood outside Our Lady of Solace on West 17th Street and Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island. It was worth $4,000, and now the church has to raise funds to buy a new...