RNS Morning Report: Burke on Mass Attendance; St. Corona; Jewish Traditions During Coronavirus

Cardinal Raymond Burke applauds during a news conference at the Italian Senate on Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Need to know: Monday, March 23, 2020

Resisting Isolation

Catholic Cardinal Burke says faithful should attend Mass despite coronavirus

Cardinal Raymond Burke said that if supermarkets remain open then so should churches. More from Religion News Service

Digital Church

Virus prompts churches meeting in schools to find new ways to preach, pray

Pastors of newer churches are faced with the dilemma of figuring out how to reach and keep new members without ‘pressing the flesh,’ one expert said. More from Religion News Service

Mistaken Identity

Is St. Corona the patron saint of pandemics?

No, St. Corona is not the patron saint of pandemics — yet. More from Religion News Service

Wide-Ranging Responses

The coronavirus is upending thousands of years of Jewish tradition

It presents particular challenges to Orthodox Jews, especially on Shabbat, a time when many refrain from using any electronic devices. More from Religion News Service


Dear Liberty University board: Please stop Jerry Falwell Jr. before it’s too late

Jerry Falwell Jr. plans to reopen Liberty Univerity to students, faculty and staff. It's time to stop him from making a terrible mistake, writes Marybeth Davis Baggett. More from Religion News Service

'The Problem of Suffering'

Where is God in a pandemic?

The honest answer is: We don’t know. But even non-Christians may find understanding in the life of Jesus, writes James Martin. More from The New York Times



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