Author Archives: Wayne Seelinger

This man was arrested after a third church break-in and a fire – Fresno Bee

Fresno Bee This man was arrested after a third church break-in and a fire Fresno Bee A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of starting a fire in a Visalia church early Thursday and two other recent church burglaries, Visalia police reported. About 6 a.m. Thursday, firefighters reported to a fire at Heart of the Valley Church in … Continue reading

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Official: Girl found at church likely to be missing baby – News3LV

News3LV Official: Girl found at church likely to be missing baby News3LV LAS VEGAS (AP) β€” An Arizona investigator says he's confident a baby left at a Las Vegas-area church is the same one authorities have been looking for in three states. Mohave County attorney's office investigator Steve Auld said Thursday that they … Continue reading

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Mammon AND God: What the Detroit News missed in a church’s bitter succession battle – GetReligion (blog)

GetReligion (blog) Mammon AND God: What the Detroit News missed in a church's bitter succession battle GetReligion (blog) There's half of a $1.9 million life insurance policy payable to the bishop's widow. There's control of the church and its bank accounts, And there's “more than $15 million worth of assets, including its main campus in Redford Township, the parsonage … Continue reading

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Meet the bishops, rabbis, and pastors taking a stand against Obamacare repeal – Vox

Vox Meet the bishops, rabbis, and pastors taking a stand against Obamacare repeal Vox Many of them currently get their health insurance from Illinois's ACA marketplaces. The churches can't afford employer-provided insurance , and pastors' salaries are low enough that many would be receiving some subsidy to help pay for it” β€” a subsidy … Continue reading

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Fire ravaged Hartley Wintney village church reopens – BBC News

BBC News Fire ravaged Hartley Wintney village church reopens BBC News A church in Hampshire that lost its roof in a fire last year has celebrated reopening. The blaze started in a shed at the rear of the Catholic Church of St Thomas More, Hartley Wintney, on 17 May and quickly spread. Bishop Philip Egan led a service on … Continue reading

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Three-alarm fire destroys house in Church Hill – My Eastern Shore

My Eastern Shore Three-alarm fire destroys house in Church Hill My Eastern Shore CHURCH HILL β€” A three-alarm fire in Church Hill took a handful of fire companies close to two hours to control Monday night as storms swept through the region, Assistant Chief Steve Hurlock with the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company said. The call … Continue reading

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City attorney targets church-owned gang stronghold to stem violence in South LA – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times City attorney targets church -owned gang stronghold to stem violence in South LA Los Angeles Times In an effort to curb the violence, the city recently filed a nuisance abatement lawsuit against the church , alleging that the Playboys gather daily at the Avalon Boulevard property and engage in criminal activity. Over the last year, according to the … Continue reading

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This South LA church is a gang hangout, city says. Now it’s the center of a lawsuit – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times This South LA church is a gang hangout, city says. Now it's the center of a lawsuit Los Angeles Times Pastor Kenneth Little knew the family renting out the church's property across the street long before the violence began. When they were younger, the tenants' children sometimes walked over to Ebenezer Baptist Church to help out with small tasks and … Continue reading

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Nearly 70 Indonesian Priests Resign Over Bishop Scandal Involving Theft and Gay Affair – Church Militant

Church Militant Nearly 70 Indonesian Priests Resign Over Bishop Scandal Involving Theft and Gay Affair Church Militant Bishop Leteng presiding over wedding in empty church . An update to the October 2014 petition states that they are waiting for a follow-up from the Indonesian Bishops' Conference, alhough they want additional signatures “so that the mafia in the diocese … Continue reading

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NJ Church Damaged in Fire That Killed Toddler Will Be Rebuilt – NBC 10 Philadelphia

NBC 10 Philadelphia NJ Church Damaged in Fire That Killed Toddler Will Be Rebuilt NBC 10 Philadelphia A New Jersey church that was severely damaged by a fire that killed a toddler will be rebuilt. Archdiocese of Newark Cardinal Joseph Tobin announced the decision Saturday in a letter distributed to parishioners of Saints Joseph and Michael Catholic … Continue reading

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