Copy Desk Daily, Aug. 15, 2019

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From Bay Area, volunteers head to El Paso: 'Time for Catholics to be Catholic.' Notices in the bulletins of St. Ignatius and St. Agnes in San Francisco brought in parishioners wanting to help refugees on the border, in a yet-unnamed but ongoing project. Members of the first team unpack their experiences in July for NCR, and the August team faced a traumatic event: Annunciation House volunteers 'on lockdown' during El Paso massacre.

Meanwhile, in Nogales, Mexico, while migrants wait on the border, sisters in Mexico welcome them daily to the 'dining room' that's a 10-minute walk south of the Mariposa Border Crossing into the United States.

At Benincasa community, a new model for religious life unfolds. Reaching millennials is not all 'nones and nuns,' Jamie Manson reports in a two-part edition of her column, Grace on the Margins.

ICYMI, words to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious: "I want sisters who will walk the streets, get close to the people, be present among both the local people and the migrants, sisters who will be able to build a bridge of understanding, enabling each group to cross over to the other." UISG director to LCWR assembly: No need to fear doing the 'small things.'

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