Copy Desk Daily, Feb. 22, 2019

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Part 3 of Jason Berry's commentary on the sex abuse crisis is a call to action.

Read: Francis must fix cover-up culture that John Paul II enabled


A German government advisor recommended recently that people under the age of 14 should not be using smartphones. NCR columnist Mark Piper says that when his young children see him fix his gaze on screens large and small, he's afraid they will imitate his behavior, which is neither good for the body nor the soul.

Read: The screens and me: a crisis in parenting


Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said, "This is a global emergency," speaking in a Feb. 20 interview with NCR. "I'm not pressing the alarm button, but I think to see it as anything other than that is to indulge in the old head-in-the-sand thing."

Read: Exclusive: Archbishop suggests creating new Vatican office to tackle abuse, clerical culture


Meet one of Global Sisters Report's "Horizons" columnists (sisters who are younger): Nicole Trahan is a member of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (Marianist Sisters) and teaches sophomore religion at Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School. She serves as the National Director of Vocations for the Marianist Sisters and is director of the pre-novitiate program for her province.

Read: Being present to those who mourn


Michael Sean Winters has strong opinions about Frédéric Martel's book.

Read: Martel's Vatican closet book exposes his motives and mistakes, not truth

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