(RNS) — If COVID-19 becomes a true global pandemic, it would deeply affect mainline Protestant churches, seven of which rank in the 10 religious traditions in the United States with the oldest, and therefore most vulnerable, members.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘We’re to be good citizens, and we’re to be good neighbors,’ said the Rev. Mariann Budde, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, who distributed a letter outlining new diocesanwide policies meant to curb the spread of the disease.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Rev. Yolanda Norton, creator of Beyoncé Mass, said ‘this is not your grandma’s church,’ as she wore a 'Won’t SHE do it?!' T-shirt on the Kennedy Center stage.
NEW YORK (AP) — Purim is traditionally one of the most joyous Jewish holidays, but some celebrations in Israel and hard-hit parts of the United States are being scaled back or canceled due to the coronavirus threat.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The walled city adjusts as Italy's death toll from coronavirus continues to climb.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The Italian newspaper Il Messagero reported this week that the Vatican museums have lost as much as 60% of their revenue in the past month, but local workers put the number much higher.
(RNS) — Faith-based preppers say they'll be ready when the end of the world comes — whether by coronavirus, nuclear weapons or some other catastrophe.
NEW YORK (AP) — A rising number of churches across the United States are making changes in response to the coronavirus outbreak, including a decision by numerous Catholic dioceses to ...
(RNS) — I love my church’s consistent, and decidedly unglamorous, emphasis on preparing for emergencies. Mormons are famous for this stuff.
(RNS) — Now is the time to faithfully prepare while rejecting fear-driven panic, stigmatization and prejudice.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — On Tuesday (March 3), an Italian newspaper reported that Francis tested negative for the coronavirus, which had one of its largest global outbreaks in northern Italy.
(RNS) — Our reaction to the coronavirus threat is also a statement about our need for control: our bodies, our world.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — As parts of northern Italy are under curfew and quarantined amid growing coronavirus concerns, Catholic priests in the region look for new and creative ways to administer Mass in the days leading up to Lent.