Pastor Reginald Sharpe Jr. of Fellowship Baptist Church talks about going viral for his adamant stance against reopening in-person services at his church during the pandemic.
President Donald Trump is ordering all churches and places of worship to reopen this Memorial Day weekend. But that order will have little effect in Illinois.
Trump said if governors don’t abide by his request, he will “override” them, though it’s unclear what authority he has to do so.
The Chicago Police Department has fined three churches $500 each for defying coronavirus social distancing restrictions by holding in-person services, making good on Mayor Lori Lighftoot’s warning that the city would “be taking action” against them.
A Chicago pastor is taking a different stance on reopening and his sermon about it is going viral.
A New York church with 40 members held a drive-in service Sunday after being warned by police that it was a violation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's stay-at-home order amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Some churches continue to defy Illinois’ stay-at-home order, saying they have found ways to reopen safely.
A priest in Detroit has been using a squirt gun to dispense holy water and maintain social distancing.
Some churches are reopening but will skip the singing for now, especially after a report shows that 87% of the members of a church choir became infected after a single practice in March.
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.
As the stay-at-home order nears its second straight month, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is trying to stop churchgoers from defying it.
We have told you about individual churches going against Governor JB Pritzker's stay-at-home order. But now, a group of 100 local pastors are joining forces saying it is time to open back up.
A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a challenge to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s authority to impose stay-at-home orders on churches in the battle against the coronavirus.
Pastor Christian Ionescu of Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church talks about his decision to hold service for parishioners against the statewide guidance on gatherings of more than 10 people.
More than 200 people left their homes on Mother's Day and went to church, and leaders at the Albany Park church who hosted the service say they will do it again.
Pope Francis announced Monday that he has named suburban Chicago priest Rev. Louis Tylka to be the coadjutor bishop of Peoria.
Jeremy Dys, attorney from First Liberty Institute, talks about why Northwest Bible Baptist Church refuses to adhere to Gov. Pritzker's ban on gatherings of 10 or more people.
Lawyers for a church in Elgin say it is their constitutional right to meet, even during a pandemic.
Pastor Steve Cassell of Beloved Church in Lena elaborates on his decision to hold services in defiance of Gov. Pritzker's stay-at-home order.
4-year-old Grace delivers a passionate sermon from her Alabama home.