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Nun Wins ‘Voice’ Contest in Italy

Nun Wins ‘Voice’ Contest in Italy

By Brian Powell June 6, 2014

One of the biggest goals of Pope Francis in his brief popedom thus far has been to get the Catholic Church closer to the average person, prompting church officials to “go out into the streets”. Francis’s message resonated with Sister …

Pastor Defrocked Over Officating Son’s Gay Marriage Pastor Defrocked Over Officating Son’s Gay Marriage
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In 2007, Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer made the decision to officiate his son’s gay marriage in Massachussets. It was one of the rare locations in the United States where gay marriage was legal at the time. Schaefer thought of it …

Atheist mega-churches are popping up around the U.S. Atheist mega-churches are popping up around the U.S.
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A new type of church is springing up these days, but these aren’t your run of the mill churches. Sure, you’ve got people congregating on Sunday morning as well as participating in a lot of other things that are part …

Billy Graham Launches “My Hope” Campaign in US Billy Graham Launches “My Hope” Campaign in US
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We’ve all seen those massive, conglomerate, super churches. And we’ve also all either been supremely awed by their presence, or extremely jealous that our favorite sports teams don’t have gyms as nice as the local church. Whatever the reaction, there …

Churches Now Attracting Members With Free Beer Churches Now Attracting Members With Free Beer
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NPR reports that while some churches are dealing with the problem of a dwindling congregation, others are trying to create a new kind of Christian community: one dedicated to good beer. Church-in-a-Pub, as it’s being affectionately called, sounds like quite …

Boy’s Adoption Plea: “I’ll Take Anyone” Boy’s Adoption Plea: “I’ll Take Anyone”
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It’s hard to imagine being in the shoes of 15-year-old Davion Only. The young Florida teen has been in foster care all of his life, and all he wants is a family to call his own. Davion decided to take …

“Only White People” As Church Greeters “Only White People” As Church Greeters
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Many churches pride themselves in being an open door to people of all races, backgrounds, ages and color. However, a church in North Carolina has suddenly caused a lot of stir. Executive pastor Makeda Pennycooke, an African-American, sent out an …

Porn Hankering Foils Church Computer Thief Porn Hankering Foils Church Computer Thief
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In just face it, most people use their computers mainly to watch porn news, an Owasso, Oklahoma man has been arrested after reportedly stealing a computer from the Owasso First Assembly of God church. That, in and of itself, isn’t …

Pastor Gets Life Sentence For Killing His Wife Pastor Gets Life Sentence For Killing His Wife

A 64-year-old Pennsylvania pastor has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife in 2008. According to an Associated Press report, Arthur Schirmer was convicted of first-degree murder for the death of his second wife, Betty. …

Church Pastor Killed With Electric Guitar in Texas Church Pastor Killed With Electric Guitar in Texas
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A church pastor was beaten to death with an electric guitar Monday after his attacker crashed a car into the wall of a North Texas church. According to an Associated Press report, the suspect crashed a car in to the …

Beer Vs. Church: A U.S. Map Of Tweets Beer Vs. Church: A U.S. Map Of Tweets
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Really, the image above says it all. Combined, Twitter’s U.S. user base talks about beer a lot more than it talks about church. Floating Sheep (via io9) decided to look at some Twitter conversation around the U.S. to analyze where …

ROAR Brings Affordable Mobile Apps to Churches And Nonprofits ROAR Brings Affordable Mobile Apps to Churches And Nonprofits

Ever since Apple launched their App Store alongside the iPhone 3G in 2008, mobile apps have been an increasingly important platform for brands of all kinds. With the addition of similar app marketplaces for Android, Nokia, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone, …