Copy Desk Daily, June 25, 2019

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In opinions on the Supreme Court decision that allowed a World War I memorial to keep its cross, a Jewish justice showed a better understanding of Christian doctrine than a Catholic one. NCR's editorial says there is a danger in secularizing Christian symbols.

Q & A with Sr. Marie Cu Thi Quynh Hoa on serving her Hmong community. The Dominican sister, the first ethnic Hmong nun in Vietnam, talks about her work among her people, while photos give a look into their lives in Vietnam's northern mountainous provinces.

A grassroots project in the San Francisco area is tapping into the "upset and anger" local Catholics are feeling at mistreatment of refugees. With monthly delegations starting in July and planned through November, Bay Area volunteers head to border to learn from, serve migrants.

Fr. Peter Daly has written his Parish Diary column for NCR since 2012, but with his retirement as a pastor, he's decided a name change is in order. Now called Priestly Diary, his column over the next few months is going to be examining the priesthood and the radical reform it needs. That's going to focus on a lot of negatives, but gratitude is in order first and that's the subject of today's column: Before I take on clericalism, I will say: I love being a priest.

Attending his great-niece's first Communion in a 1950s-era suburban church, James Reardon saw how stained-glass windows transformed what could have been a sterile space. In the holiness of beauty, a glimpse of God shines through.

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