Copy Desk Daily, March 19, 2019

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Thomas Doyle has been a prominent advocate for victims of clergy sexual abuse since 1984, and he saw some familiar hierarchical patterns in the recent Vatican meeting of bishops to address the issue. But still, he writes, the abuse summit achieved something, but not what pope or bishops expected. It was the voices of survivors that mattered.

Menachem Wecker, who frequently writes on art for NCR, considers how pre-Columbian and European culture are intertwined in images at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. At that Chicago museum, Mexican Catholic history emerges.

A Mercy Sister's childhood on a farm in Ireland was just the beginning of a long life focused on rural issues in her native land and abroad. GSR has a Q & A with Sr. Maureen Lally, helping County Mayo's local farmers thrive.

Are you overwhelmed with the vitriol coming out of Washington? Sr. Nancy Linenkugel has a suggestion: 'Im-peace' the whole bunch.

ICYMI: Sisters head to Honduras to learn about causes of migration. About 75 people, more than half of them women religious, started out yesterday in a "reverse caravan," a weeklong pilgrimage of solidarity.

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