In the aftermath of a shooting in a Detroit barbershop that killed three people and wounded six on Nov. 6, Pastor Ovella Andreas mobilized other church leaders to figure out how to respond.
"This is an emergency; this is a crisis, and we have to come together now to do what we can," she told WWJ. "I truly know if we do what we can, God will do what we cannot; but we're not doing all that we can."
Their latest efforts? Bombard Detroit with "Thou Shalt Not Kill" banners and signs around the city with the hopes that seeing the sixth commandment everywhere will serve as a wake-up call to the community. more >>
His family knew and were trying to help, but everyone else was in the dark about Pastor Teddy Parker's mental health struggles until he shot himself in his truck in the driveway of his home in Warner Robins, Ga., on Sunday.
"Everybody is just kind of stunned right now. I think a lot of people are just trying to understand why that happened. We're just praying to the Lord for guidance on this," Russell Rowland, one of Parker's disciples at Bibb Mount Zion Baptist Church in Macon, Ga., told The Christian Post Tuesday morning.
By Tuesday evening, however, the painful truth behind Parker's death began slowly coming to light. more >>
A Nebraskan woman who repeatedly cheated on her husband before and during their marriage, which eventually caused him to kill one of her lovers during a heated confrontation on Valentine's Day this year, celebrated Friday when a 12-person jury acquitted him of her lover's death.
"NOT GUILTY!!!!!!! NOT GUILTY!!!! Anthony Utterback is a free man!!!!!!!!!!! Praise the lord!!!!" wrote Ashley Killian, 23, about her 24-year-old husband, Anthony Utterback on her Facebook page Friday.
A jury of six men and six women had agonized over whether Utterback had acted in self-defense when he stabbed Killian's lover, Ryan P. O'Donnell, 23, the night he trailed her to O'Donnell's house, according to Omaha.com. more >>
A Roman Catholic Church Archdiocese located in Minnesota has announced that it will release a list of priests who have serious allegations of sexual abuse later this month.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis made the announcement Monday in the form of an open letter by Archbishop Rev. John Nienstedt. James Accurso, media and external relations manager with the Archdiocese, provided The Christian Post with a copy of the open letter. "Further, to demonstrate our commitment to the safety of minors and transparency, we will be disclosing information about priests who are known by us to have Charter violations," wrote Nienstedt.
"…the Archdiocese will be disclosing the names, locations and status of priests who are currently living in the Archdiocese, and who we know have substantiated claims against them of committing sexual abuse against minors. All of these men have been removed from ministry." more >>
A Georgia pastor and father of two who once confessed that sometimes "I don't feel like God is hearing me" killed himself outside his home while his wife, kids and 800 member congregation waited for him to show up for church on Sunday.
According to 13 WMAZ, Rev. Teddy Parker Jr., 42, of Bibb Mount Zion Baptist Church in Macon, Ga., was discovered by his wife, Larrinecia Parker, 38, in the driveway of their Warner Robins house with a "self-inflicted gunshot wound."
The Christian Post left messages for the family and the church office on Tuesday and responses are still pending. more >>
As investigations of alleged sexual abuse of multiple young boys by two Polish clerics continue, one Polish priest, Father Ireneusz Bochynski, of Piotrkow Trybunalski in Central Poland, claims he is aware of 10-year-old children who "went to bed with adults, wanting to be fulfilled, and it was the choice of the child."
In a recent Polskie Radio report, Father Bochynski insisted that "now that we have so many broken marriages, where most often there is a lack of a father, it will happen more and more often that children without such figures will cling on to men."
The report highlights that Bochynski's statement is in line with those held by head of the Polish Episcopate Archbishop Jozef Michalik. He argues that children involved in pedophilia cases are often "searching for love" because of its absence in their broken homes. more >>