Copy Desk Daily, July 15, 2019

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Sisters' school fills an education gap in rural Nigerian community: Sr. Ifeoma Ubah and four other fellow Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur run a nursery and primary school for children who live in an isolated community in Enugu state, South East Nigeria. "These children are very intelligent despite coming from poor homes and living in a remote community," Ubah said. 

If Democrats want to improve their chances of winning the Senate, they need to ditch their condescending tone when speaking about working class voters and their concerns. From Michael Sean Winters: To overtake Senate, Democrats should focus on kitchen table issues.

"If science proceeded like religion, we would still be somewhere in the Dark Ages," Ilia Delio writes. "So why do theologians resist or circumvent the insights of modern science?" At Global Sisters Report: Evolution is our fundamental reality.

God hears the cry of the poor: In today's Pencil Preaching, Pat Marrin asks us to imagine family tensions during Jesus' time. What we know as the Gospel might've sounded like destructive nonsense to parents who were preparing their children to take over the family business. 

ICYMI: "The art speaks for itself because women are seen at the church altar in three of the most important churches in Christendom." Researcher: Artifacts show that early church women served as clergy.

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