Alum finds success with classical music group

Alum finds success with classical music group
By: Kristen Durbin When Patrick Dupre Quigley came to Notre Dame as a freshman in the fall of 1996, he was unaware that his participation in campus choral ensembles would provide him with a clear career path into music, let alone help his musical group top Lady Gaga on t…
Read more on The Observer

What Do You Know about Bulgarian Music? Find Out What It Is in Nov
What do you know about Bulgarian music? Probably not much. Nobody does outside Bulgaria. Others of the smaller Eastern European countries have produced composers of high profile: Czechs, Hungarians, Romanians have all fed meaningfully into the Western music mainstream.

Happy return to Marblehead’s Old North for South African singers
Marblehead’s Old North Church welcomed back for a return engagement the African music Thula Sizwe this past Sunday.
Read more on Marblehead Reporter

Church violated rights of adulterous organist by firing him, court finds

Church violated rights of adulterous organist by firing him, court finds
HUMAN RIGHTS judges have ruled that a Catholic parish in Germany violated the rights of a church organist when it dismissed him for adultery and bigamy.
Read more on The Irish Times

Church To Offer ‘Safe Surrender’ To Criminals
A Boston church is teaming up with the U.S. Marshals Service to give people wanted for minor criminal offenses a chance to clear their consciences and maybe even their records.
Read more on WCVB Boston

Church transforms building into new thrift store location
The Bargain Basket, a mission of the United Church of Marco Island, is set to open for business this week in a new location.
Read more on Marco Island Sun Times

‘No Belgian church escaped sex abuse’, finds investigation

‘No Belgian church escaped sex abuse’, finds investigation
Child sex abuse by clergy or church workers has taken place in every Roman Catholic congregation in Belgium, according to an independent commission investigating paedophilia allegations.
Read more on Daily Telegraph

Church told its bell is too loud
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 (UPI) — A Philadelphia church was told its 7 a.m. bell was too loud and could lead to a $ 700 daily fine if it violated the city’s noise ordinance, the pastor said. Philadelphia – Church – Pastor – Noise regulation – United States
Read more on UPI

Pervasive Abuse Found in Belgium Catholic Church
The report, by a church-created panel, lists more than 500 complainants over five decades, and says at least 13 victims were driven to commit suicide.
Read more on New York Times

Author Finds Common Ground between Anglicans and Roman Catholics

Longwood, FL (PRWEB) September 9, 2006

Robert David Redmile is a man on a mission—to assert the catholicity and orthodoxy of traditional Anglican teaching with regard to the ministry and sacraments of the church. His new book, The Apostolic Succession and the Catholic Episcopate in the Christian Episcopal Church of Canada (paperback ISBN 1-60034-516-6 and hardcover ISBN 1-60034-517-4), sets forth the argument that Anglicans share the very same Sacraments and ministerial Orders as the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches while carefully documenting the various lines of apostolic succession within the Christian Episcopal Church of Canada.

“My hope is that those who read this book will come away with a correct and more complete understanding of the doctrine of the undivided church in regard to the sacraments and sacred ministry,” says Redmile, “especially in regard to the reality of the apostolic succession and the need to uphold its integrity and transmit it to future generations.” Redmile devoted hours of intense research to uncovering the records of the various lines of apostolic succession in the Anglican Communion and other Anglican jurisdictions, and many of these are presented here for the first time ever. He believes that, in light of the current struggles within Anglicanism, this book will become one of the means to achieving full reunion between the Anglican, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox churches while asserting the catholicity of traditional Anglican teaching.

Robert David Redmile is a bishop of the Christian Episcopal Church of Canada, a Canadian Anglican jurisdiction formed in 1991 by the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. He holds degrees in arts and education from the University of British Columbia and studied theology in preparation for ordination at Regent College and other conservative Christian institutions.

Xulon Press is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 2,700 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Apostolic Succession and the Catholic Episcopate in the Christian Episcopal Church of Canada through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors.


Barack Obama Finds a New Church to Replace Trinity United Church of Christ according to

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 4, 2008

Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, wrote a letter to Trinity United Church of Christ’s new pastor, Reverend Otis Moss III, to announce their resignation from the church on May 30, 2008, according to

The following day, Senator Obama commented on his decision to leave his church of 20 years.

The decision was in no small part due to controversial and offensive remarks made by Obama’s close friends and spiritual advisers, longtime Trinity pastor Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. and Father Michael Pfleger.

“It was going to be very difficult to continue our membership there as long as I was running for President. The recent episode with Father Pfleger just reinforced the view that we don’t want to have to answer for everything that’s stated in a church,” commented Obama.

“On the other hand, we also don’t want a church subjected to the scrutiny that a presidential campaign legitimately undergoes,” continued Barack Obama.

When Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. assumed leadership of Trinity in 1972, he steered the church toward Black Liberation Theology.

Black Liberation Theology is centered on the liberation of African-Americans from white oppression.

The Obamas are now members of the Church of Liberalism.


South Florida Church Finds New Home

Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PRWEB) June 24, 2005

Nine months after Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Jeanne wrecked havoc and destruction on Florida, one of its victims has found a new home. Covenant Centre International – a respected global leader in the faith-based movement – has executed a lease-option to purchase a vacant church building located in South Florida.

“We trusted that God would make a way for us to have a new home,” says Norman D. Benz, Lead Pastor of the 450-member congregation “and He has. Covenant’s new home is 9153 Roan Lane, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The church’s first service in the new building is scheduled for Sunday, July 10.

Benz, who is now in his 40th year of ministry says, “I have never personally been through anything like what we as a congregation have been through these past nine months. The hurricanes proved that the church is not a building, the church is a people.”

On September 5, 2004, Hurricane Frances destroyed the building that Covenant Centre International had been occupying since 1995. The single storey former warehouse located in Palm Beach Gardens was practically destroyed by the Category 1 storm. What Frances did not demolish, Hurricane Jeanne annihilated three weeks later.

Although its home base was destroyed, Covenant Centre International did not stop supporting and overseeing its worldwide network of more than 100 ministers, 37 ministries and 27 churches. Covenant, which has been serving the South Florida community for 13 years, heeded the call to continue following God.

Covenant Centre International has been meeting at 3960 RCA Blvd, Suite 6003 while permanent facilities were being arranged. The last service at this facility is scheduled for Sunday, July 3.

Says Benz, “the hand of the Lord is so evident among us. His presence is resident with power. His Word declares over us life, destiny, and abundance.”

Contact Covenant Centre International, or visit:

Contact Information:

James Wicks

Communications and Media Coordinator

Covenant Centre International



# # #