Copy Desk Daily, July 30, 2019

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The group Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty has spoken out against the reinstatement of the federal death penalty. The group makes the case that the death penalty goes against conservative principles like limited government and respect for life.

Contributor Don Clemmer puts forward an unexpected model that could give the church a makeover when it comes to cultural encounter: 'Queer Eye' shows how grace works.

Sr. Mary Petrosky goes looking in the Gospels for Jesus' encounters with older people, and learns that elders aren't excused from speaking out on injustices.

Catholic laypeople are supposed to step up and get involved in matters of church governance. But how? Peter Feuerherd advises: Look for lay involvement that transcends the ideological divide.

GSR has a Q & A with Sr. Mary Nafula, ministering to patients with HIV/AIDS in Kenya. She and her team particularly focus on creating a welcoming environment for youth.

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