Copy Desk Daily, June 12, 2019

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The Napa Institute's Tim Busch has cropped up in a fair amount of NCR reporting in the past few years, including last fall's "Authentic Reform" conference, where conservative Catholics took on the sex abuse crisis. Our West Coast correspondent, Dan Morris-Young, interviewed the businessman recently and they discussed his connections to some controversial prelates, as well as his beliefs about the free market and Catholic teaching: Tim Busch, conservative activist-philanthropist, rejects anti-Francis label.

We won't forget Anne Frank, writes Sr. Nancy Linenkugel, marking Anne's 90th birthday today. Sister Nancy shares reminiscences and mementos of her 1975 visit with Anne's father, Otto Frank.

Two NCR articles today have a theme of resistence. Fr. Daniel Horan's latest column is about confronting the 'monarchy of fear' with spiritual resistance in our troubling times. Meanwhile, Tom Deignan goes back to 1935, reviewing a book about anti-fascist agitator Bill Bailey, whose act of resistance leaves unsettling questions.

Loretto Volunteer Adele McKiernan's final blog for Notes from the Field draws on their experiences with intentional communal living as they reflect on the meaning of identity for faith-based communities in the modern era.

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