(RNS) — Before the pandemic struck, worship often included people from across the U.S. and some foreign countries, come to pray at what they take to be a sacred site.
WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (RNS) — 'There is evil in this world, and evil took two of my dear friends yesterday,' minister Britt Farmer told congregants Monday. 'Not a bullet from a gun — evil. Not ideology — evil.'
WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said authorities 'can't prevent mental illness from occurring, and we can't prevent every crazy person from pulling a gun. But we can be prepared like this church was.'
WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) — Congregants shot and killed a man who opened fire in a church near Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday, killing the attacker, police said. A person ...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Frank Pomeroy had not been outspoken politically in the two years since a discharged Air Force airman with a history of violence opened fire in the church where the gunman's wife and mother-in-law attended, killing 22 people.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas church unveiled a new sanctuary a year and a half after a gunman killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in state history.
(The Conversation) — There is a long line of well-armed American preachers -- both real and fictional -- in U.S. history and culture, confirming perhaps the view that true justice cannot be enforced by institutions alone.
DALLAS (AP) — The suit, filed in federal court in San Antonio, alleges the the military failed to enter the information into a database used to conduct background checks of gun buyers.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'From the blood that was spilled, from the ashes, glory is rising,' said Pastor Frank Pomeroy.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (RNS) — In this dusty crossroads town of 600 people with one blinking red light, church members have taken a starkly different approach from that of the Florida high school students agitating for change.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The measure comes in response to a deadly church shooting in Texas.
(RNS) — Pistol-packing parishioners may seem like a way to guard against the church shootings that have become so commonplace recently. But there is a long history in Christianity of opposing such strategies.
PLANO, Texas (RNS) — The Rev. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church and a former president of the national Southern Baptist Convention, said God put the idea for the free seminar on his heart.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (USA Today) — A man accidentally shot himself and his wife at an east Tennessee church on Thursday (Nov. 16) while he was showing off his gun during a discussion on recent church shootings, police said.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Church member John Holcombe, among the massacre's few survivors, invited the public to attend the funeral of his pregnant wife, three of her children, his parents, a brother and the brother's 18-month-old daughter.