Copy Desk Daily, April 1, 2019

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Editorial: Where Catholic teaching is bent to market demands: Two Boeing 737 Max planes crashed, and hundreds died. Depending on the investigations, we say that the crashes may represent one of the most graphic and horrifying examples of extreme capitalist ideology. This ideology is distorting Catholic social teaching.

Francis tells Morocco's tiny Catholic minority to 'generate change, awaken wonder': Vatican correspondent Joshua J. McElwee covered the pope's two-day visit to Morocco. Francis encouraged the tiny Catholic minority among the largely Muslim North African nation. He also called for a global "change of attitude" towards migrants. Read all of McElwee's coverage here.

Francis says he may reconsider convicted cardinal's resignation after appeal: "In classic global jurisprudence there is the presumption of innocence during the time that the case is open," the pope said during a press conference aboard the papal flight from Morocco. "When the second court gives its sentence, we will see what happens," he said. "Maybe he is not innocent. But there is the presumption."

Conversation, contemplation are pieces of the puzzle of this convent hobby: Walk in any convent in the United States, and you're bound to find sisters working on puzzles. Sisters share the insight that comes with putting together cardboard pictures. Great photos and a slideshow accompany this story.

In UK and US, political elites squandered deference they once enjoyed: "Populist blowhards like Trump and Nigel Farage may have ingeminated and focused the aggrieved outrage of the hoi polloi," Michael Sean Winters writes, "but it was the elites themselves who made the sense of grievance plausible."

Editorial: Where Catholic teaching is bent to market demands: Two Boeing 737 Max planes crashed, and hundreds died. Depending on the investigations, we say that the crashes may represent one of the most graphic and horrifying examples of extreme capitalist ideology. This ideology is distorting Catholic social teaching.

Francis tells Morocco's tiny Catholic minority to 'generate change, awaken wonder': Vatican correspondent Joshua J. McElwee covered the pope's two-day visit to Morocco. Francis encouraged the tiny Catholic minority among the largely Muslim North African nation. He also called for a global "change of attitude" towards migrants. Read all of McElwee's coverage here.

Francis says he may reconsider convicted cardinal's resignation after appeal: "In classic global jurisprudence there is the presumption of innocence during the time that the case is open," the pope said during a press conference aboard the papal flight from Morocco. "When the second court gives its sentence, we will see what happens," he said. "Maybe he is not innocent. But there is the presumption."

Conversation, contemplation are pieces of the puzzle of this convent hobby: Walk in any convent in the United States, and you're bound to find sisters working on puzzles. Sisters share the insight that comes with putting together cardboard pictures. Great photos and a slideshow accompany this story.

In UK and US, political elites squandered deference they once enjoyed: "Populist blowhards like Trump and Nigel Farage may have ingeminated and focused the aggrieved outrage of the hoi polloi," Michael Sean Winters writes, "but it was the elites themselves who made the sense of grievance plausible."


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