WBUR reports on the record-setting price for the Puritan-produced book.
The Globe reports on the apology by a Christian student group that had posted an essay, allegedly by a Jewish convert to Christianity, about how his former co-religionists really suck and, yeah, the Holocaust was part of God's plan.
In the apology, the Christian Ichtus writes:
The writer holds nothing but love for his heritage and feels very deeply for the welfare of... Read more
Thousands flocked to Blue Hill Avenue yesterday afternoon for Circle the City, in which the street was shut for four hours to celebrate a walking, playing city.
Among them was Jed Hresko, who reports that Roy Owens, perpetual political candidate and elder of the Walthall Chapel Church of God in Christ, who was very put out that the event meant no parking for... Read more
North End feasts always have a heavy statue of the weekend's saint hoisted around the neighborhood by boisterous, singing, brawny men. The Fisherman's Feast adds girls dressed as... Read more
Mass. Moments reminds us today is the anniversary of the burning of the Ursuline Convent in Charlestown by "an unruly, drunken mob of laborers, sailors, apprentices, and hoodlums." The convent burned to the ground because the local firefighters, all Protestant, refused to respond.
Riot on Broad Street.
A minister at the Park Street Church resigned last week, two days after Brookline Police arrested him for allegedly "peering" into a neighbor's bedroom window after the neighbor's girlfriend had gotten out of the shower.
In a letter to church members, Senior Minister Gordon Hugenberger wrote:
On Tuesday, June 25, Park Street Church received a letter of resignation from John Chung, former Minister of Missions,... Read more
The Bay State Banner reports on the admission by the Rev. Gregory Groover amidst the continuing legal battle between his Charles Street AME church and OneUnited Bank, which wants to foreclose on it.
Groover is also a member of the School Committee, which he chaired until last year. The story fails to note that Banner owner Mel Miller sits on the bank's board of... Read more
Boston Police report somebody stole an air-conditioning compressor from a storefront church in Codman Square at 12:48 a.m. on Tuesday - and tried to make off with a second compressor as well.
In response to a question about walking around Brighton and Brookline on Saturday, Boston city chaplain Yitzhak Aharon Korff writes:
The Rebbe was briefed by officials a little while ago -- they are hoping and anticipating that the lockdown will be lifted by the start of Shabbos, although the situation is extremely fluid and nothing is definite at this time, and in the absence of... Read more
Because I apparently had my camera with me today, I took this shot in front of St. Cecilia's, a church on Belvidere Street in the Back Bay. There were about a dozen Boston Department of Public Works workers shoveling and plowing snow from the sidewalks and street around the church.
I stopped to watch. I asked one of the drivers what he was doing and... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports the Unitarian Universalist Association is selling its headquarters on Beacon Hill to move into three floors of a six-story office building on Farnsworth Street in South Boston - part of what Bloomberg this week called a building boom that has seen office rents in the district soar.
NorthEndWaterfront.com ponders the provenance of a carving that recently went up for sale on Craiglist: Did it come from St. Mary's, demolished in the 1970s?
"In Boston, it'd be the religious equivalent of the Red Sox beating the Yankees," some newsdrone intoned solemnly on the evening news tonight.
Maranatha Christian Church, a Pentecostal organization serving Brazilians in the United States, says it's just not true it's shipping money to its parent organization in Brazil to buy convertible Lamborghinis for church leaders.
In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, the New Jersey-based organization - which has local churches in Everett, Framingham and Marlboro, accused broadcaster Beto Moraes of... Read more