Need to know: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
'Church Has Left the Building'
Congregations from a variety of denominations in Kentucky, Texas, Washington and Minnesota are taking the drive-in approach at their churches, encouraging members to park their cars on church property and tune in to the service on their radios. Pathway Baptist Church did them one better. More from Religion News Service
Pope Francis announced he will be delivering an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing and indulgence due to the coronavirus pandemic. More from Religion News Service
As weekly contributions drop as in-person worship services are canceled amid the coronavirus outbreak, some churches are bracing for cutbacks in programs and staff. More from Religion News Service
Some churches that are staying open despite the pandemic need to trust that closing our churches is not about fear; it’s about love, writes Colby Martin. More from Religion News Service
Empirical evidence to the contrary doesn’t matter to true believers, writes Mark Silk. More from Religion News Service
Salt Lake City officials have announced tougher restrictions on families and friends meeting Mormon missionaries returning from abroad after many well wishers flouted official guidelines, thronging an airport parking lot over the weekend with welcome-home signs and balloons. More from NPR