Copy Desk Daily, Aug. 2, 2019

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Pro-life Democrats reimagine future of their movement, party: Don Clemmer reports on the national conference of Democrats for Life of America, held in East Lansing, Michigan. Attendees were greeted by an unwelcoming billboard pictured in the story's lead image — a hint of their ongoing obstacles.

During Tuesday night's Democratic debate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren went viral with what Michael Sean Winters calls "the best line of the night." His analysis: After the July round of back-to-back debates, Warren is two-for-two.

"With Catholics now divided along ethnic and party lines, partisanship has become a threat to Catholic unity," Tom Reese writes. "It is a greater threat to unity than theological differences." So here's the question: Will the Catholic Church self-destruct or bridge the partisan divide?

Your thoughts on despair, abortion laws, married priests and more: Read this sampling of June letters to the editor. NCR welcomes readers to join the conversation.

ICYMI: Detroit Catholics help save iconic church of their twin parish in Ontario

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