Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer visit scene where MP Amess was killed
In a rare show of unity, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Keir Starmer visit the scene where lawmaker David Amess was killed in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London, along with the Speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle and Home Secretary Priti Patel. Amess, 69, was talking with voters at a church when he was stabbed to death, in what the police have said was a terrorist attack.news.yahoo.com
San Antonio church gives its members $100 per family to ‘pay it forward’
Oak Hills Church says it handed out 762 envelopes Sunday between its two services, each one with a $100 bill inside. Church officials don’t expect most of the money to stay within the congregation, though, with lead minister Travis Eades urging members who didn't need the money to "pay it forward."
A brush with nature: Explore "Alexander von Humboldt and the United States" at Smithsonian American Art Museum
The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibit “Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture” focuses on a six-week visit in Humboldt’s life that would later impact onfredericksburg.com
Mormon sex therapist's ouster stirs worries of shame culture
Sex therapist Lisa Butterworth has long been willing to delve into sensitive sexuality questions with clients who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Helfer was excommunicated and lost her appeal last month to remain in the faith known widely as the Mormon church — a move critics say reflects the church doubling down on some of its more conservative views on sexuality.news.yahoo.com
How COVID is hitting Pope Francis and the Catholic Church spiritually, and financially this Holy Week
Rome — This is not the Holy Week that Pope Francis wanted. He's long been called "the People's Pope," but as CBS News correspondent Chris Livesay reports, since the pandemic struck, Francis has been the pope with no people. Pope Francis attends the Chrism Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, April 1, 2021 at the Vatican. Vatican Pool/GettyEspecially painful for the pope during what's normally the busiest week at the Vatican, is the absence of pilgrims. They are some of the very few even permitted to be at the Vatican this Holy Week.cbsnews.com
Faith-based organizations prepare to serve possible influx of unaccompanied migrant minors
SAN ANTONIO – Local faith-based organizations are working hard to educate themselves on how to best serve a possible influx of unaccompanied migrant minors in the city. “It is not as easy as setting up a temporary shelter or a migrant shelter,” Rogers said. “We need to change the way we speak about immigration and that comes from me listening to the migrant community, people of color, Latinx,” Rogers said. Most of all, he said that the conversation surrounding immigration needs to change for any plan to work successfully. AdAlso on KSAT:JBSA-Lackland, Fort Bliss will be used to house unaccompanied migrant children, Pentagon saysHuman smuggling cases on the rise in Uvalde, law enforcement saysFreeman Coliseum may house migrant children if agreement is reached with federal government, Bexar County judge says
Mexican church, school cares for migrants waiting to request asylum in U.S.
Mexican church, school cares for migrants waiting to request asylum in U.S. While waiting to claim asylum, some migrants are still stuck in Mexico without many resources. Mireya Villarreal spoke with a reformed gang member-turned-ordained minister who crosses from Texas to Mexico every day to help these migrants.cbsnews.com
Landmark church in Deco District faces costly repairs after winter storm
SAN ANTONIO – A small pump wasn’t enough to take out the water that had found its way beneath the floor of Jefferson Community Church, a Deco District landmark, after last week’s winter storms. “After two days, it didn’t look like it had moved at all,” said Pastor Olivia Walker, who had attended the church as a child. When last week’s beautiful blanket of snow that covered the church had melted, it came in through the gaps around the foundation, Walker said. She said the sanctuary was spared, but water covered the floors of storage areas and choir rooms. Its congregation, now with only about 100 members, had already made costly repairs and improvements trying to shore up the building.
East Side residents come together to end gun violence after church shooting
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio community members are pushing a new movement called “Stop in the Name of Love” that aims to stop gun violence on the East Side. Church leaders led the call to action through prayer, praise, and worship. The “Stop in the Name of Love” movement comes after a gunman opened fire on a church property on Feb. 7. “I’m asking you guys, the community, to come together, to love one another, to please stop the hate. Related: San Antonio police arrest man in East Side church shooting
Who is singing the National Anthem at the 2021 Super Bowl?
Sullivan and Church will join forces to sing the national anthem at the next months Super Bowl, where Grammy-winning singer H.E.R. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)TAMPA BAY, Fla. – Before the big game begins between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the nation will come together to sing the national anthem. According to an article from USA Today, country singer Eric Church and R&B singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan will perform the national anthem in a duet. Read also:This is the team America collectively believes will win the Super BowlAdWill this be lowest-attended Super Bowl ever? A sexy Alexa, Dan Levy’s M&M habit: Super Bowl ads to watch
Pope Francis appoints first Black American cardinal
Pope Francis on Sunday named the archbishop of Washington, Wilton Gregory, a cardinal, making him the first African American to hold the position in the Catholic church's highest governing body. He added that "men and women, young and old, people of every racial and ethnic background are needed in this effort." Nine of the 13 men named as new cardinals on Sunday, including Gregory, are under the age of 80 and are eligible to participate in the next convocation to elect Francis' successor. The new cardinals chosen by Francis echo his ideas, making it probable that the college will elect someone like him. It's also unclear whether some of the bishops will be able make the trip due to travel restrictions in many parts of the country.cbsnews.com
Remarks by Attorney General William P. Barr on his Acceptance of the Christifideles Laici Award at the 2020 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast
For more than 15 years now, inspired by Saint John Paul II’s call for a renewal of Catholic communal and civic spirit, the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast has served as a living testament to the vital role of the Church and its principles in American public life. But times of trial have a way of reminding us how much we have to be grateful for. More recently, thanks in part to organizations like this one, we have seen some small but significant steps toward the restoration of religion to its rightful place in American public life. The most recent term of the Supreme Court, for example, saw three important victories for religious liberty. Advocating for religious liberty is just one way that lay Catholics and others can answer the call to serve.justice.gov
Man claims he broke into West Side church to pray
SAN ANTONIO – Police are investigating after a man claims he broke into Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday morning to pray. The man was arrested on outstanding warrants. Police are determining whether to file charges against the man for the break-in at the church at 159 Camino Santa Maria.
San Antonio church leaders evaluating when congregations can begin to meet again
San Antonio – San Antonio church leaders say they are actively having conversations about when their congregations will meet again for a live service. Chris Johnson, pastor of the First Baptist Church San Antonio, says pastors from across the city are calling and emailing each other to figure out a safe plan for their members. He said each church will decide when and how it’s safest for their congregation to meet again. Health experts with the city of San Antonio are recommending that churches wait to hold live services for a bit longer, based on what local data is showing. The Archdiocese of San Antonio of San Antonio released the following statement:"On April 16, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller extended the decree regarding changes impacting parishes in the Archdiocese of San Antonio due to COVID-19 until May 18.
Local church continues to feed hungry during pandemic
Volunteers begin with a prayer before opening the food pantry. This was the first time his church held the food pantry since the pandemic began, causing people everywhere to lose their jobs. “The need is everywhere in San Antonio, including all the way out here,” said Lisa Granato, another volunteer. “This is what we do in a time of need.”Volunteers sort food for distribution at Resurrection United Methodist Church’s food pantry. Resurrection United Methodist is one of only a few churches that are still conducting their own food pantries during this pandemic.
Women, children now have shelter after devastating church recovery house fire
The campus helped women going through drug and alcohol addiction as well as domestic abuse. Church officials said eight women and three children were displaced after the fire. An accidental fire destroyed the home which has left eight women and three children without shelter. An accidental fire destroyed the home which has left eight women and three children without shelter. We were just like, ‘Wow.’”An accidental fire destroyed the home which has left eight women and three children without shelter.
San Antonio-area churches announce changes amid coronavirus outbreak
SAN ANTONIO – The city, county and state each issued new public health emergency declarations this week that prohibits large gatherings of more than 10 people. The declaration comes in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. While places of worship are excluded from the group gatherings ban, many local churches are still deciding to cancel services. Changes to church services in and around San Antonio:*This list will be updated as we are notified by churches.
Church provides homeless a place to sleep to escape freezing temperatures
SAN ANTONIO – Dozens of homeless people have a warm place to sleep Thursday night, thanks to the help from Church Under the Bridge. The church has room for up to 75 people. Along with warmth, there are also resources to try and help them improve their living situation. Hopefully, they have the motivation to just do just that,” said Greg Goodrich, senior pastor of Church Under the Bridge. The church is feeding these groups of people and showing a movie before bed.
Mormon church opposes Utah LGBTQ 'conversion therapy' ban
Justin Utley, a former member of the faith who says he was sent through harmful "conversion therapy" by the church's therapy services years ago, called the church's position disheartening. The faith widely known as the Mormon church accounts for nearly two-thirds of the state's residents, and nearly every state lawmaker. It's unknown how the church's position will impact the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing's pending decision. The church has since said homosexuality is not a sin, though it remains opposed to same-sex marriage and intimacy. The president of the conservative Utah Eagle Forum, Gayle Ruzicka, is against the proposed ban and cheered the church's announcement.chicagotribune.com
Eddie Murphy Shares Why He's Finally Hosting 'Saturday Night Live' (Exclusive)
So Dolemite came together, then Coming 2 America came together, then Beverly Hills Cop  came together," he continued. I can do that and I can have my funny little bookend and while I was at it, let me host Saturday Night Live. "I kind of developed it from the beginning and Rudy Ray Moore was kind of somebody I really, really was a fan of. "He's in Africa," Murphy revealed, adding that Wesley Snipes "is playing an African warlord named General Izzi. RELATED CONTENT:'Dolemite Is My Name': Eddie Murphy Is a Karate-Chopping Showman in First TrailerEddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall Reunite, Confirm 'Coming to America' SequelEddie Murphy Welcomes His 10th Child
Preview: What it takes to pull off Eric Church's country tour
Preview: What it takes to pull off Eric Church's country tour The Grammy-nominated country star is on a nine-month concert tour, and Mark Strassmann joined Church and his production team on the road in California. Watch Thursday on "CBS This Morning" for this exclusive behind-the-scenes look.cbsnews.com