Copy Desk Daily, June 11, 2019

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Pat Marrin's "first draft" illustrated reflections on the daily readings have been a highlight of the Celebration website for almost six years. Now Pencil Preaching has found its new home on NCR's website. Today's entry considers St. Barnabas, one of early Christianity's great supporting players.

Have you ever heard a homily that talked about gun violence in the United States? The bishops may make a statement when there's a mass shooting, and there are parishes and religious congregations working on the issue. But US gun 'idolatry' demands a more prophetic church stand, some Catholics say.

This summer, GSR is putting a special focus on the efforts of women religious to end human trafficking, and today that means two articles. In a column, Sr. Kathleen Kanet wonders: How do we halt the selling of women? And a Q & A with Sr. Valmi Bohn gives us a look at the approach she's taking in Brazil, bringing trafficking awareness and prevention to schools.

ICYMI: Vatican office blasts gender theory, questions intentions of transgender people. Joshua McElwee reports on the instruction released June 10 (during Pride Month) by the Congregation for Catholic Education.

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