Copy Desk Daily, June 18, 2020

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A tweet from Donald Trump brought more attention to Cardinal Carlo Maria Viganò's latest letter, laden with conspiracy theories and apocalyptic language. It's also been helped along locally with Catholics who might otherwise not follow hierarchical news, as some U.S. priests, parishes share Viganò's letter to Trump.

Sr. Mary Catherine Redmond has written a series of columns for Global Sisters Report during the months she's been working in a COVID-19 ward as a physician assistant. Now, Chris Herlinger brings his reporting lens to her experience, with a profile of the Sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Connection, compassion and care in a Bronx COVID-19 ward: Sr. Mary Catherine Redmond shares spiritual strength amid pandemic's toll.

GSR's columnists have been bringing perspectives on the pandemic from sisters around the world. Today, Sr. Jennibeth Sabay writes about living under lockdown in the Philippines, a time to strengthen faith in God.

"I decided that if I couldn't find the words to pray, maybe others could and I could put them together into something we could all use." With the help of his wife, friends and a priest, Young Voices contributor Christian Mocek patches together a litany for parents in these hard times.

In light of the recent op-ed debacle at The New York Times, NCR Executive Editor Heidi Schlumpf writes about what's journalistically at stake in the debate about debate.

The Given Institute, an organization founded by women religious, had to postpone its 2020 forum until June 2021 because of COVID-19 concerns. Instead, more than 1,900 women took part in community and daily prayer worldwide: Virtual event encourages participants to discover, respond to God-given gifts.

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