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Apr 05 2023
Sutherland Springs church shooting victims reach settlement with Justice Department
The Department of Justice has reached a tentative agreement with the victims of a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Tex. The DOJ said Wednesday there was an “agreement in principle” with relatives and survivors of the November 2017 shooting, which left 26 people dead when a gunman opened fire on Sunday morning worshippers. The U.S. government was found partly liable for theNew York Daily News
Apr 05 2023
Report reveals over 600 abuse cases in Baltimore Catholic church
Officials say abuse in the Baltimore archdiocese — stretching back to 1940s — was ‘pervasive, pernicious and persistent’. Officials in the United States have released a report detailing decades of sexual abuse by people associated with the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland. The office of Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown released its 450-page report on Wednesday, identifying 158 priestsAl Jazeera
Apr 11 2023
Hawley rips Garland for ‘false’ testimony on DOJ recruiting efforts inside churches
Sen. Josh Hawley on Tuesday accused Attorney General Merrick Garland of providing false testimony to the Senate last month when he said his department is not developing sources inside Catholic churches and other houses of worship, and demanded to know how many "undercover informants or other agents" are aiding the department from these religious sites.
"Let’s be clear: your DepartmentFox News (Online News)
Apr 04 2023
Baltimore Catholic church sex abuse report to be released Wednesday with redactions
BALTIMORE -- A Baltimore court on Tuesday authorized the release of a report by the Maryland Attorney General's Office on sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, though with significant redactions. The Attorney General's Office said the report would be released Wednesday. Judge Robert Taylor ordered the release in February of a redacted version of the grand jury investigation into aCBS News (Online)
Mar 27 2023
Photos: Nashville church school shooting, 3 children, 3 staff killed
A shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville has left at least three children and three adult staff members dead, authorities said Monday.
The shooter, described by police as a 28-year-old woman from Nashville, also was killed. Authorities initially indicated the assailant was in her teens.
Don Aaron, a spokesman for the Metro Nashville Police Department, said a “femaleLos Angeles Times
Apr 03 2023
Florida Pastors Worry Immigration Bill Would Criminalize Church Rides
Churches may face criminal penalties for giving undocumented immigrants rides to worship services and Bible studies if a bill before the Florida state legislature becomes law. A diverse coalition of church leaders in the Sunshine State is calling the bill a threat to religious freedom.
“It’s heartbreaking that this assault to religious liberty has been proposed,” said Myal Green,Christianity Today
Apr 18 2023
Died: Charles Stanley, First Baptist Church Atlanta Pastor Who Led with Stubborn Faith
Charles Stanley once took a punch to the face for his church. The longtime pastor and oft-praised preacher, who died on Tuesday at age 90, fought hard to lead in his Southern Baptist congregation, earning him a reputation for faithful obstinacy, a commitment to following God’s will, and a life of devout prayer. He frequently repeated his life motto, which he learned from his grandfather: “ObeyChristianity Today
Apr 07 2023
19-year-old charged with plotting shootings at Colorado Springs school, churches
On Thursday, authorities charged 19-year-old William Whitworth with two counts of attempted murder and other charges for allegedly forming a plot to conduct shootings at as many as three schools in Colorado Springs and possibly a church. According to a probable cause statement, suspect Whitworth, who identifies as female and goes by Lilly, was planning a shooting at the school she lastCBS News (Online)
Apr 11 2023
Nebraska church erases medical debt for 500 families through yearlong giving campaign
A Nebraska church has helped raise over $500,000 to pay off the medical bills of local residents, with the proceeds going to help around 500 households in the surrounding community. First-Plymouth Congregational Church of Lincoln raised the total by Easter Sunday, receiving donations from around 10,000 people, many of whom did not belong to the congregation. The total was raised throughout theThe Christian Post
Apr 05 2023
$144.5 million tentative settlement reached in Sutherland Springs Church shooting case
Editor’s note: The above video shows the top headlines for the morning of April 5, 2023. AUSTIN (KXAN) — A tentative agreement to settle civil cases related to a mass shooting at a Texas church in 2017 was reached Wednesday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Twenty-six people were killed and 22 injured in the November 2017 shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs,KXAN News