Copy Desk Daily, April 12, 2019

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Kirstjen Nielsen is out as secretary of Homeland Security, with President Donald Trump promising "tougher" immigration policies. But Nielsen's policies were both inhumane and ineffective, advocates say, and they told NCR that even more extreme policies will not be an improvement.

In case you missed yesterday's breaking Catholic news about retired Pope Benedict XVI: In new letter, Benedict blames clergy abuse on sexual revolution, Vatican II theology. Columnist Michael Sean Winters thinks Benedict's letter about sex abuse crisis is a regrettable text — so not up to Benedict's standards that MSW first thought it had to be fake.

Sr. Colleen Gibson hasn't watched Marie Kondo's Netflix show, but Kondo's question "Does it spark joy?" keeps surfacing. Sister Colleen writes about the thoughts that's provoked during Lent in Not too tidy: joy and holiness.

Faith leaders trek to Honduras to learn why refugees are fleeing north for their lives. Sr. Doris Regan was among the travelers in the "reverse caravan" and shares with GSR what she learned.

Fr. Dan Horan's recent columns about how Christians ignore the third person of the Trinity and about the pitfalls of amateur theology inspired a lot of you to chime in. Today's Letters to the Editor collects your thoughts on Holy Spirit atheism and armchair theologians.

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