Copy Desk Daily, Aug. 13, 2019

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The annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious starts today in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Global Sisters Report is there. Follow GSR's coverage at LCWR 2019.

Sr. Kathleen Bierne writes about the local pushback against "foreigners" when the meat-processing industry brought immigrants to Aberdeen, South Dakota. But her fellow Presentation Sisters and other community leaders have stepped up to help the transition to learning diversity in South Dakota.

With Venezuela in a free fall, its bishops call out the government. During a recent visit to Washington, D.C., Bishop Jose Trinidad Fernandez, secretary-general of the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference, talked about the once-wealthy nation's deterioration.

Fr. Peter Daly continues his series of columns on the changes needed in the Catholic priesthood, and sets forth a priority: Tackle clericalism first when attempting priesthood reform.

From the Philippines, GSR has a Q & A with Sr. Maria Cecilia Tuble on her depression and advocacy for mental health awareness.

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