Hoaxter Breana Harmon Talbott Fesses Up: Teen Who Ran into Church Bloody Admits Gang Rape Claims were False

Breana Harmon Talbott, 18, was arrested on Wednesday in Denison, Texas, for making a false report to police, the Dallas News reported.

Two weeks ago, Talbott turned up at a local church bloody, wearing only a shirt, bra and underwear. She allegedly told churchgoers that she had been kidnapped and gang-raped in the woods behind the church.

Talbott told investigators that she was raped by two black men in ski masks while a third pinned her down. She claimed that the suspects had kidnapped near her car in an apartment parking lot, news station KXII reported.

Police found her car with a door open and her phone, keys and shoes scattered on the ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Evacuated Workers Pray Together on Golf Course Across Street From Mass Shooting


Top photo: via Twitter. Bottom photo: screen cap, Fox News

UPDATE: San Bernardino Shooting 0.3 Miles from First Presbyterian Church @business


San Bernadino shooting happened less than 10 blocks from a First Presbyterian Church

Previous Update: Bloomberg Business tweets nonexistent connection between Inland Regional Center shooting and Planned Parenthood Health Center

(note San Bernardino is misspelled)




BREAKING: 3 People Hurt in Alabama Church Shooting; Suspect Arrested

An Alabama prosecutor says a suspect has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting a woman, an infant and a pastor inside a church in Alabama.

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says James Minter was arrested after the shooting Sunday at the Oasis Church in East Selma, Alabama. Neither Minter’s age or hometown were immediately available.

Jackson says the shooting stems from a domestic issue between Minter and the woman and that race was not a factor. Read the rest of this entry »

BREAKING: Mass Shooting at South Carolina’s Mother Emanuel AME Church


A shooting took place at a church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday night.

According to The Post and Courier, authorities responded to a shooting around 9 p.m. at 110 Calhoun Street, which is the location of Mother Emanuel AME Church.

The publication noted that police are on the hunt for the gunman.

While there are victims, authorities don’t know how many…,

Developing… Read the rest of this entry »

[BOOKS] Sacred Revival by Colette Arredondo

The ceiling of the Stroik-designed Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  Duncan Stroik/www.stroik.com

The ceiling of the Stroik-designed Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Duncan Stroik/www.stroik.com

A Catholic architect calls for churches that “look like churches.”

The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence, and the Eternal by Duncan G. Stroik (Hillenbrand Books, 182 pp., $60)

Colette Arredondo writes:  In May 1941, German incendiary bombs turned the Commons Chamber of the U.K House of Commons in London to rubble. While there was no question of whether to rebuild, how to do it in a way that preserved the “form, convenience, and dignity” of the destroyed chamber, which dated to 1852, was very much an issue. In a speech before the Commons, who met for the remainder of the war in the Lords Chamber, Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.” Perhaps no other sentence has more clearly defined the responsibility of architecture, and no other sentence more neatly summarizes the thesis of Duncan Stroik’s book, The Church Building as a Sacred Place.

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