This afternoon in religion:
-- U.S. bishops are inviting Catholics to take part in "'Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage' surrounding the 40th anniversary of legalized abortion throughout America" (Catholic News Agency).
-- In New York City, the new Barclay's Center stadium will host its first concert of Jewish music, including a women-only section to separate Orthodox Jewish women from Orthodox Jewish men per the faith's tradition (NYT).
-- From Reuters: "Topless women protest Vatican because of gay adoption criticism."
-- In case you missed it this morning: in the Washington Post, Erik Wemple explains "the Atlantic's Scientology problem, start to finish."