Copy Desk Daily, April 18, 2019

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Via Crucis on US streets: Faithful accompany Jesus in his suffering​: Jesse Remedios reports on the dramatic reenactments of the Stations of the Cross, held in public settings throughout the country. "It's very much about connecting with the suffering and sorrow of Jesus and Mary," said Neomi De Anda, theology professor at the University of Dayton. "It's about accompaniment."

The Netflix series "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" is all the rage. We Forgeys have embraced Kondo's guidance during our spring-cleaning. We looked at our stuff and asked her question, "What sparks Joy?" For Colleen Gibson, that question "kept surfacing in real and surreal ways in my life": Not too tidy: joy and holiness

Asylum-seeker from Nicaragua credits new home in Iowa to prayers: Darwin Josue Mejía Montoya escaped the threat of violence in Nicaragua and is one of a few to be granted U.S. asylum.

Lovers of the Holy Cross sisters draw from Vietnam roots as they serve in LA: Sr. Anne Lanh Tran reminds the staff of her Good Shepherd Center "that the homeless are here not only for shelter or meals, they are also hungry for love. Treat them with compassion, care and tenderness."

Holy Thursday's mandate: Mark the end of Lent with today's Daily Lenten Reflection. Look for Daily Easter Reflections beginning Easter Sunday.


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