Copy Desk Daily, Aug. 20, 2019

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After 45 years of music, a final concert for the St. Louis Jesuits: The St. Louis Jesuits have created 571 songs, made 13 albums together, and earned five Grammy nominations. In this, their 45th year, they will give their last concert, right up the street from where things first began.

During a two-week trip on La Maddalena island, off the coast of Sardinia, Italy, Dani Clark was there at the same time that the rib of Bernadette of Lourdes made a stop during a devotional tour. And then, something happened: St. Bernadette's rib opened something.

Just a third of Catholics think the Eucharist is the body and blood of Christ, according to the Pew Research Center. As Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese sees it, "the church faces a greater problem: Like the Pew Research Center, Catholics have an impoverished idea of what the Eucharist is really all about."

From Chris Herlinger at Global Sisters Report: Survey tracks inequality, amid UN effort to end poverty by 2030.

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Links for 8/20/19.

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