Copy Desk Daily, July 29, 2019

Our team of copy editors reads and posts most of what you see on the websites for National Catholic Reporter and Global Sisters Report (the NCR project focusing on women religious). The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed our desks on their way to you.

New voices are debuting to reflect on joys and challenges of being a Catholic sister in GSR's monthly feature. Meet the new sisters panel for the third year of The Life, and read their first contributions in Flying joyfully with my sisters: key lessons learned in religious life.

Rosie Castro talks about her Catholic faith, civic involvement and her sons — those sons being presidential candidate Julián Castro and Rep. Joaquín Castro. Our national correspondent Heidi Schlumpf interviews Rosie Castro about her long experience as an activist for justice and equality in San Antonio.

Julián Castro is among those headed into the Democratic debates this week. Michael Sean Winters gives a preview of the two scheduled debates and argues that, by now, two are one too many: It's time to whittle down the candidates.

ICYMI: At Napa Institute, Cardinal Burke points out 'pervasive errors' in contemporary church teaching. Keep an eye out this week for more reporting from Dan Morris-Young on the ninth annual conservative Catholic conference.

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