01/15/2013 05:02 pm ET Updated Mar 17, 2013

Catholic Bishops Pray Against Abortion, Naked Women Protest Them, Orthodox Seating In The Stadium And The Scientology Flap

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."