Copy Desk Daily, June 27, 2019

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On Guatemalan gang turf, Oblate sister reaches out to women in prostitution. The dangers of the district called La Línea are well-known in Guatemala City, but Sr. Angélica Segoviano goes there all the same, visiting the women who work there, listening to their often-wrenching stories. Get to know some of them in Soli Salgado's report.

You don't have to go to a red-light district to be in a world touched by human trafficking: Whether we know it or not, trafficking weaves a web around our lives, writes Sr. Nancy Sylvester. Bring that reality into your prayer life, she says, sharing words she prays to be mindful of those who are suffering under human trafficking.

"Defund hate. Invest in love." In Washington, D.C., detention watchdogs rally against immigration enforcement funding, as border operations dominate the national conversation.

Jason Berry's new book elucidates contradictory history of New Orleans, a city that is a crossroads of humanity. NCR columnist and New Orleanian Alex Mikulich reviews City of a Million Dreams.

John Gehring of Faith and Public Life argues that Catholic bishops need a year of abstinence on preaching about sexuality.

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