Billy Graham’s Grandson Resigns Pastorate Over “Moral Failure”

CORAL RIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH By Jimmy Baikovicius ( [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

I'm just so sorry this happened:  Tullian Tchividjian, the grandson of the popular evangelist Billy Graham, has resigned from his post at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale.Apparently, according to a statement which Tchividjian gave to the Washington Post, the resignation is due to a "moral failure" that included extramarital affairs. In his public statement, Pastor Tchividjian said, “I resigned from my position at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church today due to ongoing marital … [Read more...]

So Sad! Fire Destroys Historic French Basilica in Nantes

French mayor - statement re Basilica

Workmen upgrading the waterproofing in the roof of a French basilica may have been responsible for a fire which destroyed much of the historic building's roof and the back section of the building. The Basilica of Saint-Donatien in Nantes erupted in flames just as the morning Mass ended. Worshippers were evacuated from the building, and two workmen were rescued from the roof unharmed. Around 40 firefighters fought the blaze, but the flames spread quickly. Some of the roof's wooden beams have … [Read more...]

Mayberry Revisited: Does God Hate Guns?

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Last week,the issue of gun control came to the fore here in southeastern Michigan.   That's because a local Ann Arbor pastor, Fr. Ed Fride, announced to his congregation that there would be a four-hour Concealed Pistol License (CPL) class at the parish.In a letter to parishioners at Christ the King Catholic Church, Father Fride explained that the class would be offered on two or more Saturdays, and he encouraged people to take advantage of it.  "We're not in Mayberry any more," Father Fride w … [Read more...]