Copy Desk Daily, Aug. 1, 2019

Our team of copy editors reads and posts most of what you see on the websites for National Catholic Reporter and Global Sisters Report (the NCR project focusing on women religious). The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed our desks on their way to you.

Welcome of the heart: Sisters build bonds in collaborative effort to assist immigrants: When detention centers release families who have crossed the southern border, sisters in the San Antonio Archdiocese are there to help them. Sisters build relationships with families, and they advocate for migrants through respectful contact with authorities. Read the first in a new three-part series at Global Sisters Report.

Also from GSR, Chris Herlinger reports on the declarations of sisters and anti-trafficking advocates during the United Nations' World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: Events for day against trafficking focus on need for governments to act.

In NCR's latest editorial, we say that Cardinal Raymond Burke "stands as representative, perhaps in the extreme, of a certain version of church and one that we believe has failed miserably."

Tawanda Karombo reports that Zambia's Catholic bishops, recognizing economic, political and humanitarian crises, have implored Zambians "to take a deep breath and step back and turn to God in prayer and recollection so as to refocus ourselves on what is best for our country."

Mike Jordan Laskey leans toward what he heard a panelist say during a debate on parish shopping: "You've got to go where you're fed." Laskey leads his family's church-shopping endeavor: Confessions of a reluctant parish shopper.

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