Copy Desk Daily, July 31, 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.

The political and faith journey of South Bend's 'Mayor Pete': Pete Buttigieg, two-term mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has captured the nation's interest. Residents of South Bend vouch for the Democratic presidential candidate's integrity, telling NCR that in real life, Buttigieg "is who he appears to be."

Today's Field Hospital roundup includes a neat fact that I certainly didn't know: astronaut Buzz Aldrin (who was an ordained Presbyterian elder) took Communion while on board the Eagle lunar lander.

Michael Sean Winters honors the nicest member of his family, who passed away last week: Ambrose, St. Bernard dog and evangelist, was a great grace to many people.

Book explains how Teilhard fit his faith with his experience: According to Melissa Jones, St. Joseph Sr. Kathleen Duffy portrays French priest Teilhard de Chardin as the patron saint of the struggle "to reconcile outdated tenets of a faith we love with the burgeoning scientific evidence about the world around us."

Daniel Callahan taught us how to ask the right questions: A former student of the late trailblazing bioethicist pays tribute, writing that for Daniel Callahan, "the classroom was really a place to seek truth."

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