Copy Desk Daily, July 18, 2019

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Money trail tells the tale of EWTN's direction: EWTN founder Mother Angelica, "the nun with a head for business," as Heidi Schlumpf puts it, "seems to have successfully connected with deeper pockets early on." The third part of Schlumpf's report centers on the wealthy donors who support the network, and how their contributions correlate "with the pro-Republican and anti-Francis editorial direction of the network’s programming and news coverage."

Women's religious groups face transformative choices — how to take care of their older members, how to continue or let go of their ministries, and whether it makes sense to join resources with other groups. Women religious are facing the future with courage and creativity: As recruiting era slows, women religious reflect, then choose new course.

Peacemaker parishioners stay faithful to their mission in Minneapolis This week's Field Hospital profiles a faith-based group in the Twin Cities that has been promoting nonviolence and standing up against war for nearly three decades.

The Spirit arrives in all her tenderness, in the place Christian Mocek least expects her: The night I found God at the kitchen sink

ICYMI: The largest ground-based solar array to date in the nation's capital is being built by the Catholic Church.

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