Copy Desk Daily, July 24, 2019

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Sex abuse survivors' advocacy group wants two bishops blocked from ministry. The two bishops in question are Bishop Robert Finn, who resigned several years after his misdemeanor conviction for failing to report suspected child abuse, and retired Bishop Joseph Hart, who's been accused of abusing minors. They both have ties to the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, so the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests has directed its request to the diocese's current bishop.

Michael Sean Winters is tracking polls, looking toward 2020: A lot can happen in a year in politics, he notes — as he also notes a recent poll that gave Donald Trump his highest approval rating so far, 44%.

Richard Rohr synthesizes his lifetime work of 'alternative orthodoxy' in his new book The Universal Christ. Dana Greene has a review.

As we struggle to cope with the onslaught of turmoil-filled news, the church needs to be better at helping us be better Christians, writes Fr. Dan Horan.

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