Copy Desk Daily, April 17, 2019

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Advocates fear attorney general to restrict family-based asylum claims: Attorney General William Barr is expected to make a decision in the coming months regarding whether a family counts as a "particular social group" for the purposes of asylum. Maria Benevento reports.

"For too long, Native history has been written by white historians. Treuer offers a view of Native America from a Native American," Eric Anglada writes, in this week's book review: The Native America of today.

On Good Friday, Catholics mark Jesus' crucifixion and death, or, as Daniel Horan puts it, "we gather in prayer and worship to commemorate the time our Lord and Savior was executed as a victim of capital punishment." Horan can't think of a more auspicious time to address the death penalty: We should preach about the death penalty on Good Friday.

NCR columnists reacted to the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral: Notre Dame: May lamentations lead to alleluias and Notre Dame, long a symbol of Catholicism in Europe, becomes a picture of its collapse.

Finally, in case you missed it: German theologians blast Benedict's letter as 'failed and improper' account of abuse crisis


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