RNS Morning Report: Mass with the Pope for $155,000; Doomsday Preppers; New NAE President

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Need to know: Friday, March 6, 2020

Private Audience

Rolls-Royce promotes exclusive Mass with pope — for $155,000

Buyers are also encouraged to donate at least $112,000 to the Catholic Church. More from Religion News Service

Redoubt Movement

Doomsday preppers put faith in God and plan for the end of all things

Faith-based preppers say they'll be ready when the end of the world comes — whether by coronavirus, nuclear weapons or some other catastrophe. More from Religion News Service

'Bridging Divides'

New NAE president calls for evangelicals to address ‘identity crisis’ without fear

Evangelicals are ‘compelled to transform by God’s grace our national narrative of racism into the gospel narrative of reconciliation,’ said the Rev. Walter Kim in his inaugural address. More from Religion News Service

Rights Concerns

Citizenship laws threaten India’s Muslims, hurt minorities elsewhere, panel says

‘The fear of losing citizenship is genuine,’ said Aman Wadud, who defends accused illegal migrants and detainees in the northeastern state of Assam. More from Religion News Service

Flunking Sainthood

Prepping for the coronavirus the Mormon way

I love my church’s consistent, and decidedly unglamorous, emphasis on preparing for emergencies. Mormons are famous for this stuff, writes Jana Riess. More from Religion News Service

Cease-and-Desist Letter

N.Y. attorney general to televangelist Jim Bakker: Stop peddling unproven coronavirus cures

The Rev. Jim Bakker, televangelist and salesman, has long promoted “Silver Solution” — a scientifically dubious medication made from the precious metal — to cure all sorts of ailments. More from The Washington Post🔒




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