You may have heard of the term "Holy Rollers" to describe some people. Well, apparently one priest decided to take that phrase a little more literally.
A Catholic priest in the Philippines decided during mass to go down the aisles of his church on a hoverboard. Yes, a hoverboard.
Getting considerable applause and singing a contemporary Christian song, the priest handled the device surprisingly well given the well-documented falls and injuries others have had. more >>
A Filipino priest who used a hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass has been suspended by the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Pablo for "disrespecting" the Eucharist, reports have said.
GMA News reported that the priest, Fr. Albert San Jose of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal in Biñan, Laguna, was recorded on video moving around on a hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass last week.
The video went viral, but his choice of entertainment was condemned by the Diocese of San Pablo, which later announced that the priest will be "spending some time" alone to reflect on the incident. more >>
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The pastor of a church in East Knoxville, Tennessee, and some members of his congregation are at odds after a majority of members voted him out of his position, in accordance with the church's bylaws, but he insists on staying put because it was God who gave him the job.
"God placed me here as their pastor, and I'm going to serve them," said Rev. Valentino McNeal of Mount Olive Baptist Church in an ABC 6 report.
Leader of Northwest Baltimore's Empowerment Temple Church, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, says he declined a controversial meeting with GOP 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump last month because the billionaire refused to meet with representatives of Black Lives Matter.
Bryant, who previously dismissed black clergy who accepted Trump's invitation to meet on Nov. 30 at Trump Tower in Manhattan as being worse than prostitutes, said if Trump intends to represent everyone as president then he must meet with Black Lives Matter and hear what the group has to say.
"It was in the backdrop of students in Alabama who went and protested at the rally. They were roughed up by Trump supporters. A reporter asked him [Trump] what he thought about it, he said they probably deserved it. After that, the students asked to meet with Mr. Trump and he declined," explained Bryant in an interview with The Christian Post Monday about the timing of the invitation from Trump's camp to meet. more >>
The Episcopal Church has announced that there will be an independent investigation conducted of the denomination following the suspension of three senior management officials.
Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry released a statement Friday noting that a firm was selected to conduct the investigation.
"I have today engaged a law firm to conduct an independent investigation of the concerns that led me to place three members of senior management on administrative leave last week," Curry said. more >>