RNS Morning Report: LA Archbishop Calls for Reform; Secular Student Alliance; Parmjit Singh's Death

Lily Nguyen-Ellis, 52, arrive at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California, with other pilgrims who walked 60 miles over three days from Orange County for a Mass for immigrants on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. RNS photo by Alejandra Molina

Need to know: Monday, September 9, 2019

Unity Mass

At Mass for immigrants, Los Angeles archbishop calls for prayer for reform

Speaking in English and Spanish to hundreds gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Archbishop José H. Gomez challenged the crowd to talk to those “who disagree with us” and to “see things through their eyes.” More from Religion News Service

Defending Non-Religious Perspectives

Secular Student Alliance has seen growth at religiously affiliated colleges

Two roommates are starting Fordham University’s first Secular Student Alliance chapter — one of 10 new chapters that have been started recently at religiously affiliated schools. More from Religion News Service

Community in Mourning

In Northern California, Sikh community is on edge after killing of 64-year-old man

Parmjit Singh’s death has left the Sikh community on edge as his family copes with the loss of a man they describe as 'nice, loving and caring.' More from Religion News Service

Rethinking Biblical Interpretations

Is televangelist Benny Hinn renouncing the prosperity gospel?

Some have questioned whether Hinn's announcement is the about-face it has been presented as, pointing to similar statements he made more than a year ago. More from Religion News Service

Purple Catholicism

What it means to 'get' religion in 2020

The media sees religion as the 'frosting' rather than the 'cake' of the people they cover. The real substance of a person lies, say, in economic concerns — not the superficial fact of where they go to church, writes Charles C. Camosy. More from Religion News Service

Cycle of Silence

I was the first woman to publicly accuse gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. But I was also abused in my own church.

Rachael Denhollander was the first gymnast to come forward against sports physician and convicted sex offender Larry Nassar. This is her story of experiencing abuse in church when she was 7 years old. More from The Washington Post🔒