This week's changemaker is helping to fight hunger, unemployment, and hopelessness on the West Side. She's really focused on the North Lawndale neighborhood, where she helps run a church that doubles as a community garden, food pantry, and much more. Reshorna Fitzpatrick is executive pastor of Stone Temple Baptist Church, and a community advocate.
- Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
For the first time Friday and Saturday, hundreds of clergy and laypeople from dozens of churches in West Texas gathered as Global Methodists.
- Associated Press
Pope Francis has clarified his recent comments about homosexuality and sin, saying he was merely referring to official Catholic moral teaching that teaches that any sexual act outside of marriage is a sin. Francis first made the comments in an interview Jan. 24 with The Associated Press, in which he declared that laws criminalizing homosexuality were “unjust” and that “being homosexual is not a crime.” As he often does, Francis then imagined a conversation with someone who raised the matter of the church’s official teaching, which states that homosexual acts are sinful, or “intrinsically disordered.”
Jinger Duggar Vuolo Opens Up About Finding New Perspective on Alcohol, Birth Control and Courtship Rules
"The Bible is very clear about drinking, and it simply says that alcohol is not a sin. Jesus made wine at a wedding," Jinger Duggar Vuolo told PEOPLE
- Fox News
A North Dakota woman has been charged with a felony after police say she broke into a church topless and proceeded to destroy a statue of Jesus Christ.
Recently deceased ex-pope Benedict described years of persistent sleeping troubles as the "main reason" behind his shock decision to step down in 2013, according to a German media report Friday.Benedict shocked the world with his announcement, making him the first pope in nearly six hundred years to step down.
Dallas police said the driver who slammed her vehicle into a restaurant, injuring five people, was under the influence.
- Patriot Ledger
Two children are dead and a baby was flown to a hospital with traumatic injuries after they were discovered inside a Duxbury home Tuesday night.
- Fox News
Lindsay Clancy, 32, allegedly strangled her three kids before attempting suicide
- Fox News
A Texas school board president submitted his resignation after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. He is charged with indecency with a child.
- Business Insider
A defense attorney for one of the Memphis cops charged with fatally beating Tyre Nichols said 'no one' 'intended' for him to die. Nichols' family isn't buying that argument.
Antonio Romanucci, a lawyer for Tyre Nichols' family, said the officers' actions were "designed to harm" and called the murder charge "appropriate."
- Tallahassee Democrat
Those who have devoted their lives to finding a way to reduce gun violence wisely encourage avoiding words that are known to create division.
- NBC News
Internet scammers have been using the address of a Texas retiree to send sex-seeking men to her Plano home, prompting authorities to set up nearby traffic cameras to dissuade would-be Johns, police said Friday.
- The Telegraph
St Nicholas Church in Leicester is so steeped in history that a chunk of 1,900-year-old Roman wall still adjoins its churchyard.
- USA TODAY
The five police officers are Black. Does it matter? Experts say the race of the victim in police-involved shootings is far more important.
- WSB Cox articles
Video of the attack shows the student getting in her teacher's face before putting her hands on her.
Lawyers for the bankrupt crypto exchange's founder said there was no evidence for restricting access to crypto held by FTX as part of bail conditions in a fraud trial.
The baby in the photo is now 13 years old.
Jason Harley Kloepfer was awakened by a SWAT team at his North Carolina home and shot multiple times.
- Business Insider
A video of Tyre Nichols being killed by police is due to be released Friday. Even the police chief says what it shows is 'heinous' and 'inhumane.'
Tyre Nichols died after he was beaten by police at a traffic stop. Chief Cerelyn Davis said the footage shows a "disregard of basic human rights."
The odor of urine and feces was “very strong,” animal waste was on the floor, and trash was throughout the house, police said.