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Pastor Corey Brooks: 5,000 Men, 500 Corners Could Help Violence In Chicago

Pastor Corey Brooks: 5,000 Men, 500 Corners Could Help Violence In Chicago

Today On the Tom Joyner Morning Show:  Roland Martin talks to Pastor Corey Brooks about the never ending violence in Chicago, and his desire to get 5,000 men on 500 corners to aid young men between the ages of 12-25. “We’re off to a great start with 1300 men that should help impact the city […]

MEDIAITE: The Pope’s X-Rated Twitter Typo Elicits Some Pretty Horrible Responses

MEDIAITE: The Pope’s X-Rated Twitter Typo Elicits Some Pretty Horrible Responses

Source: Andrew Kirell  / Mediaite So… when the average joe accidentally makes an x-rated Twitter typo, nary a peep from the internet. But when someone as important as Pope Francis makes one, the internet cesspool trolls emerge in droves. On Wednesday afternoon, the Pope sent out a calls for prayers for the 200+ miners who died in a […]

Vatican Defrocks 848 Priests In 10 Years Of Abuse

Vatican Defrocks 848 Priests In 10 Years Of Abuse

Source: and NICOLE WINFIELD John Heliprin / ABC News The Vatican released comprehensive statistics for the first time Tuesday on how it has disciplined priests accused of raping and molesting children, saying 848 priests have been defrocked and another 2,572 given lesser sanctions over the past decade. The Vatican’s U.N. ambassador in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano […]

Boy Sang Gospel Song Until His Kidnapper Set Him Free: Report

Boy Sang Gospel Song Until His Kidnapper Set Him Free: Report

Source: The Huffington Post On the night of March 31, 9-year-old Willie Myrick was playing with his pet chihuahua outside his Atlanta home when a man grabbed him and forced him into a car, police said. “He was cursing at me telling me to shut up and didn’t want to hear a word from me,” […]

Ex-Con, Wanted For Murder, Found Living As Church Deacon

Ex-Con, Wanted For Murder, Found Living As Church Deacon

Source: CBS News HARRISBURG, Pa. – U.S. marshals say an ex-convict wanted in connection with a 1981 Pennsylvania homicide is under arrest after he was found to be living under an alias and serving as a church deacon in Texas. It isn’t clear what led law enforcement agents to a man named Roy Eubanks in […]

Nigeria Preacher: Healer Or Controversial Leader?

Nigeria Preacher: Healer Or Controversial Leader?

Source: AP / St. Louis Post-Dispatch LAGOS, Nigeria — It’s Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria. The preacher in a blue flowered shirt taps his microphone to announce “prophecy time.” He places his hands on worshippers, who spin in circles, wave […]

Brandeis University Backs Away From Giving Honorary Degree To Islam Critic

Brandeis University Backs Away From Giving Honorary Degree To Islam Critic

Source: Josh Feldman / Mediaite Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a very outspoken critic of Islam, especially the treatment of women in the Islamic religion. Brandeis University had planned to award Hirsi Ali an honorary degree, but rescinded that announcement today, saying “We cannot overlook that certain of her past statements are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values.” […]

Atlanta Archbishop Apologizes For Lavish Living, May Sell Mansion

Atlanta Archbishop Apologizes For Lavish Living, May Sell Mansion

Source: Reuters The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta has apologized for building a $2.2 million mansion to use as his home, a move that made him the object of derision and complaint, and said he may sell it. Archbishop Wilton Gregory said he took his “eye off the ball” after the archdiocese received a $15 […]

Pope Replaces “Bishop Of Bling” After Scandal Over Pricey New Home

Pope Replaces “Bishop Of Bling” After Scandal Over Pricey New Home

Source: AP / CBS News VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Wednesday permanently removed a German bishop from his Limburg diocese after his $43-million new residence complex caused an uproar among the faithful. Francis had temporarily expelled Monsignor Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst from Limburg in October pending a church inquiry. At the center of the controversy was the price […]

Fred Phelps Westboro Baptist Founder, Dies

Fred Phelps Westboro Baptist Founder, Dies

Source: Bart Jansen / USA Today Fred Phelps Sr., a fierce opponent of homosexuality whose protests at military funerals prompted two federal laws, died shortly after midnight Thursday, his daughter Margie Phelps says. She didn’t give the cause of death or the condition that recently put him in hospice care. He was 84. Phelps headed the Westboro […]

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