The Charger Bulletin

University Purchases St. Paul’s Church

St. Paul's church closed in 2016 and merged with three other local parishes.

Christina Genovese, Community Engagement Editor

February 6, 2019

The University of New Haven has purchased St. Paul’s Catholic Church on First Avenue in West Haven, Conn. The university has had a relationship with the church for almost a decade, and is now expanding that relationship to ownership. “The university has been leasing the parking lot on a Monday t...

Photo of the Week

The Charger Bulletin

October 8, 2014

“Take Me To Church” By Jazmine Gregory, Freshman Taken July 2014, at St. Francis Catholic Church in La Quinta, CA. “It’s a church that means a lot to me and family because my aunt and uncle got married there,” said Gregory....

Authorities charge 2 men in Texas church fire

Liz De La Torre

February 21, 2010

From The Associated Press TYLER, Texas – Two men who once attended church together were charged Sunday with intentionally burning down a church in east Texas and are suspected in a string of similar blazes, authorities said. Jason Robert Bourque, 19, and 21-year-old Daniel George McAllister face...

Pastor Accused of Pulling Gun on Son at Church

The Associated Press

February 3, 2010

ALCOA, Tenn. – The son of a well-known Alcoa pastor has taken out an order of protection against his father, claiming he was threatened with a gun during an argument at a church over his lack of church attendance. The order of protection was filed by 32-year-old Michael Louis Colquitt against 60-year-old...

Haiti detains Americans taking kids across border

Liz De La Torre

January 31, 2010

From The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Ten American Baptists were being held in the Haitian capital Sunday after trying take 33 children out of Haiti at a time of growing fears over possible child trafficking. The church members, most from Idaho, said they were trying to rescue abandoned...

2nd gay bishop for Episcopal Church, Anglicans

Liz De La Torre

December 5, 2009

From The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles elected a lesbian as assistant bishop Saturday, the second openly gay bishop in the global Anglican fellowship, which is already deeply fractured over the first. The Rev. Mary Glasspool of Baltimore needs approval from a maj...

Church janitor charged in slaying of NJ priest

Liz De La Torre

October 24, 2009

From The Associated Press MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Authorities investigating the stabbing death of a priest arrested the church janitor Saturday, alleging he stabbed the cleric 32 times with a kitchen knife after arguing with him in the rectory. Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said that 64...

Churchgoers mourn NJ priest found slain in rectory

Liz De La Torre

October 24, 2009

From The Associated Press CHATHAM, N.J. – A crowd of about 300 parishioners gathered for Saturday morning Mass at St. Patrick's Church, a day after their pastor was found slain his clerical robes in the church rectory. Churchgoers climbed over knee-high crime scene tape as police and church o...

Banned from churches, sex offenders go to court

Liz De La Torre

October 7, 2009

From The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. – Convicted sex offender James Nichols said he was trying to better himself by going to church. But the police who arrested him explained: The church is off-limits because it has a daycare center. Now Nichols is challenging North Carolina's sex-offender laws in a ca...

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