Church looks a little different during a pandemic.
Millions of Americans are under lockdowns, gatherings of more than 10 people are banned throughout the country, and our usual go-to places — retail stores, restaurants, and movie theaters — are closed for the foreseeable future.
The doors to church buildings are locked, too. But that doesn’t mean the church is closed. Faithwire spoke with the director of Global Media Outreach about how congregations are adapting in this uniquely challenging time.
Fox News, in addition to making its streaming service free for the time being, is airing Jewish and Catholic services this weekend.
“Our core mission is to serve our audience,” FoxNews.com editor-in-chief Porter Berry told Faithwire. “During this religious season, many Americans are eager to continue participating in their faith services while they’re home during this ongoing health crisis. By providing live streams of religious services, our viewers can stay connected to their faith during this pandemic.”
The news site will be live streaming services from the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Friday night and Saturday morning, as well as mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and Free Chapel in Gainesville, Georgia, on Sunday morning.
FoxNews.com will be streaming the Tree of Life service at 6 p.m. Friday and the St. Patrick’s Cathedral mass at 10:15 a.m. Sunday.
“We know our audience — they are faithful and love God,” said Berry. “FoxNews.com is providing this public service and making it easy and available for our viewers to stream religious services online. This public service Fox News is offering is needed now more than ever.”