Copy Desk Daily, June 17, 2020

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The new St. Louis archbishop connects with a pope who 'connects the dots': "That's how I feel Pope Francis preaches the Gospel. He connects the dots. He relates issues together with the Gospel. And then he points the way how to effectively deal with those issues." NCR has an interview with Bishop Mitch Rozanski, who's headed from the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, to the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Knights finally waking up to organization's politicking: NCR's editorial today says Baltimore Archbishop William Lori should respond to petitioners' concerns about the Knights of Columbus' partisanship and the organization's own history of prejudice and racism.

Two-night virtual vigil advocates for immigrants in Washington state. The virtual event gathered Catholics from local parishes, schools, universities and Jesuit ministries to pray and hear stories that illustrate the need for a COVID-19 relief fund for undocumented workers in the state.

Imagining moving forward as we face a dual pandemic: COVID-19 and, for a much longer time, systemic racism. Sr. Nancy Sylvester writes, "Our country is riddled with holes, silos that go deeply into the ground of our collective psyche" — and it's time for us to stop playing Whack-a-Mole.

The Supreme Court has ruled that LGBT people are protected from job discrimination by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Michael Sean Winters says that equal rights win at the court is worth celebrating, no matter what US bishops' conference thinks.

Editors have pulled together an anti-racism reading list, with reporting and commentary that has appeared on NCR, Global Sisters Report and EarthBeat.

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