Fire reignites overnight at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Englewood

CHICAGO (CBS) — A fire that destroyed a beloved historic church in Englewood reignited overnight. CURRENTLY: Fire crews are still at Antioch Baptist Church in Englewood. The roof has completely disappeared. We are told that the flames reignited throughout the night as most of the interior is wooden. Two cranes, several hoses in operation, at … Read more

Iowa strangers come together to help families affected by tornado in Pocahontas County

Communities are picking up the pieces after inclement weather even tornadoes touched down in parts of Iowa Tuesday night. Pocahontas and Humboldt counties were among the hardest hit. On Wednesday morning, strangers gathered to help each other. More than a dozen volunteers gathered at Faith Community Church in Palmer. They are preparing meals and receiving … Read more

Church members in Iowa will forgive burglars if they return stolen bell

The small community of Lewis, Iowa, simply cannot figure out who would steal their church bell. Prayers at The United Methodist Congregational Church focus on certain sinners, KETV reports. “You won’t fly. So why can’t people live with that?” asked Bob Jobe, an 84-year-old church member. The church bell usually hangs from the brick monument … Read more

Hillsong Church co-founder Brian Houston resigns over complaints of inappropriate behavior

Hillsong Church co-founder Brian Houston is stepping down as world senior pastor, the church announced on Wednesday. Last week, the megachurch said an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior found that Houston “violated Pastor Hillsong’s code of conduct.” “We understand there will be a lot of emotion at this news, and we all share … Read more

South Side Prayer Warriors Baptist Church needs a miracle as it faces lockdown

CHICAGO (CBS) — A beloved church on the south side of town needs divine intervention. As CBS 2’s Steven Graves reported on Wednesday, the pastor of Prayer Warriors Baptist Church believes it has a higher calling — despite closing its doors. Pastor Sadie Cook’s divine mission to Chicago’s South Ward dates back … Read more

The killer of his 3 daughters and their chaperone lived in the church where it happened, police say

Police say the man shot and killed his three daughters and their chaperone before turning the gun on himself at a Sacramento church Monday night was living at the church, CBS Sacramento reports. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sgt. Rod Grassmann told the station that David Mora, 39, resided there under “some kind of arrangement”. The three … Read more

Retired Pope Benedict asks “forgiveness” for abuse, but accepts no blame

Rome – Retired Pope Benedict XVI asked forgiveness Tuesday for any “grievous faults” in his handling of clergy sex abuse cases, but denied any personal or specific wrongdoing after an independent report criticized his actions in four cases while he was archbishop of Munich, Germany. “I have had great responsibilities in the Catholic Church. All … Read more