"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice may be serving a 15-month prison sentence, but that hasn't stopped the reality television star from leading her family in prayer.
"Oh please God, bring me home to my family as soon as possible and bless my four daughters and my husband," Giudice prays along with her husband, Joe, in the preview of Bravo's three-part special, "Teresa Checks In."
The 43-year-old Catholic reality television star began serving time last January after being convicted of committing bankruptcy fraud in 2014. Despite her circumstances, her lawyer, James J. Leonard Jr., told E! that Giudice is staying strong in her faith. more >>
Cornelius (Neil) Davis Jr., senior pastor of the 4,200-member Hope United Methodist Church in Southfield, Michigan, has reportedly taken a leave of absence from the helm of his megachurch after allegations surfaced that he walked out on his first wife and two children then subsequently went on to marry again without getting a divorce.
An apparently penitent Davis explained in a letter to his congregation, cited by the Detroit Free Press, that he thought he had divorced his first wife, Jaletta Davis, who served him with divorce papers this summer but died last month, effectively ending her quest to officially divorce him and get alimony.
Davis said he "assumed a divorce had taken place," while noting his marriage to Jaletta was "very rocky and unhealthy," and it involved a cycle of drugs, alcohol and extramarital affairs. more >>
A mob of radicals in the capital city of Pakistan torched the home of a Christian family and attempted to burn them alive by locking them inside before setting it on fire, a Christian aid group is reporting.
Earlier this month, a large group of radicals in Islamabad arrived at the home of 38-year-old Christian Boota Masih and began banging on the door, shouting for him to come outside.
Masih told the British Pakistani Christian Association that when he answered the door, the mob's leader demanded that he and his family either give up their home, leaving all of their belongings behind, or suffer the consequences. more >>
A 26-year-old man has been arrested in Selma, Alabama, after shooting a pastor, his girlfriend, and his infant son during a Sunday morning church service. Members of the congregation at Oasis Tabernacle Church have been praised as heroes for wrestling the gun away from the attacker and preventing him from shooting others.
The Associated Press reported that the pastor was taken to a local emergency room for treatment, while the woman and her baby were sent to a hospital in Birmingham.
The suspect, James Junior Minter, reportedly walked in and sat in the front row during the church service on Sunday morning, when he pulled out a gun and shot his 24-year-old girlfriend in the jaw and shoulder. His 1-month-old son was shot in the hand, while 61-year-old Pastor Earl Carswell was shot in the leg after he grabbed the attacker. more >>
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would grant legal protection for babies born alive in an attempted abortion.
In a vote of 248 yeas to 177 nays taken on Friday H.R.3504, titled the "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act" was passed in a largely party line tally.
Introduced by Arizona Congressman Trent Franks earlier this month, H.R. 3504 seeks to amend the federal criminal code to mandate that abortion providers must give proper medical care to any baby born alive in their facility. more >>
Deliverance comes through a crazed murderer for crystal meth addict Ashley Smith whose life is transformed when that killer holds her hostage overnight in the new film "Captive."
"Captive" tells the true, and almost unbelievable story of Smith, and functions as one of the most exciting movies to feature a faith element with the theme of Christian salvation.
While being held hostage by crazed mad man Brian Nichols in her apartment overnight in 2005, the film's main protagonist is forced to decide whether or not she will use her drugs with a man who could take her life at any second. more >>