DETROIT (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in the Detroit area used a squirt gun to shoot holy water at parishioners while maintaining social distancing.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Travel restrictions imposed by Israel to prevent the spread of the coronavirus have prevented the arrival of pilgrims to Jerusalem for the springtime holiday.
(RNS) — Being displaced from the physical presence of church has turned our attention to the human beings we know and those whose names we'll never know.
(RNS) — On Easter Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for victims of the coronavirus pandemic and urged world leaders to work together for the common good.
(RNS) — Even if this Easter comes and goes with me standing alone in my home, in my heart, I will have been standing with my people: the faithful, across all time and generations, our arms and hearts and spirits linked in love.
(RNS) — The coronavirus has exposed and laid bare social injustice, which undermines both our common good and our common health. Easter tells us that all these things can be set right and made new.
(RNS) — A selection of historic, prominent and popular churches' services from various traditions across the United States and the world.
(RNS) — In American hospitals, doctors and staffers from Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha'i and other faith backgrounds all work together to care for patients suffering from COVID-19. Together, they are bringing an interfaith version of the Good Samaritan to life.
(RNS) — Social distancing measures have caused radical dislocations for a holiday that is at once one of the most mystical and most hands-on in world religion.
(RNS) — We are heading into an Easter that stares straight into the eyes of death and empire and still declares love stronger than the grave.
(RNS) — Most Catholics understand why we’ll have to stream our Easter celebrations this year, but digital connection is not the coin of the realm in our worship.
(RNS) — Rather than putting on their new Easter clothes and gathering at church, Christian families may find it meaningful to read from Exodus together.
(RNS) — As states issue stay-at-home orders and bar gatherings, some evangelical Christians — those who believe they are a persecuted minority — have become convinced that religious freedom is under attack.
(RNS) — Rabbi Raachel Jurovics is now rabbi-in-residence at the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina — one of a handful of such posts in Episcopal dioceses.
(RNS) — The coronavirus pandemic may disrupt major religious holidays such as Easter, Passover and Ramadan.