Faith leaders are speaking out after California Gov. Gavin Newsom banned singing and chanting in houses of worship last week due to a surge in coronavirus cases following weeks of protests.
A church in Troy, New York is facing criticism for holding a raffle giveaway offering church-goers the chance to win an AR-15 assault rifle.
Dozens of people staged a demonstration on Saturday at the Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana in Mission Hills calling for the removal of statues of Father Junipero Serra, who founded nine of the 21 Catholic missions in California and was named a saint in 2015.
An Orange County rabbi is opening up about using technology for the first time to reach members in the wake of the pandemic.
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday released requirements that would allow California churches to reopen.
Houses of worship got the greenlight from Governor Gavin Newsom Monday.
“We are not serving up Mc Jesus sermons, this is the real thing” said Pastor Patrick Scales to his mask-wearing, bible clutching parishioners.
More than 1,200 California pastors say they will resume in-person services on May 31 in defiance of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
The head of the federal Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division told Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday that his plan to reopen California discriminates against churches.
A poll of 1,002 adults was conducted April 30-May 4 that found that 31% of Americans who believe feel strongly that the virus is a sign from God telling humanity to change.
A Riverside church wants to reopen its doors for people who would like to attend service because the pastor thinks it's essential.
The DOJ released a statement of interest in support of Temple Baptist Church in Greenvillle, Miss., which has filed a lawsuit against the local police department, saying that the city of Greenville wrongfully targeted religious services.
The churches argue that the state and local orders are overly broad and that they can practice safe social distancing in the same manner as grocery stores and other outlets that are considered essential services and allowed to remain open.
It will be an Easter like we have never experienced in history. This Sunday, it’s church via Zoom, live-stream or YouTube. “This Easter is going to be something we’ll remember for generations and generations,” says Diocese of Orange Auxiliary Bishop Tim Freyer.
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez led a National Prayer of the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Good Friday to ask for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rabbi Chaim Mentz from The Chabad of Bel Air talked about how Jews will navigate Passover in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
People line up, a few feet apart, at Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park, where communion was offered under the watchful eye of sheriff deputies and the loud car honking protests of area residents saying this was a danger to their community on Palm Sunday.
The embattled Tampa megachurch pastor who was arrested Monday after leading packed church services the day before -- despite social distancing orders from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office -- says he is canceling this coming Sunday's services.
A Roman Catholic bishop in Rhode Island responded to the controversy created by a priest who said abortion is worse than pedophilia and later sought to clarify his comments.
A woman behind a barrier reached out and grabbed the pope's hand, pulling him violently toward her. Francis reacted sharply, exclaimed something and then slapped her hand so she would let him go.