Copy Desk Daily, March 22, 2019

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Bishops decry border 'emergency' as locals step up for migrants: Pauline Hovey reports from El Paso, Texas, how tens of thousands in the borderlands are volunteering to help hospitality centers care for migrants. These faith communities' actions are reinforcing the message of solidarity a delegation of bishops from Texas and Mexico delivered at a recent event at the border fence.

NCR readers have had lots to say about Melinda Henneberger's perspective on why she left the Catholic Church and Fr. David Knight's response to her. So much to say that our online Letters to the Editor feature has reached Your thoughts on leaving the church, part three. The conversation keeps going!

Sr. Virginia Herbers walked home one evening after dark when she was in the seventh grade and got scared that she was being followed ... but the story took an unexpected turn. She finds a lesson of faith in the memory: The Lenten journey is the journey home.

"Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel." It seems to be a difficult plan to follow, given the news of corruption that rolls out of the church. Phyllis Zagano writes about the heartbreak and the cost of that corruption.

Were you educated by a particular religious order? Does that bond stick with you? GSR's "Random Nun Clip" from A Nun's Life podcast gives you a Salesian take on that, inspired by St. John Bosco: Salesian family creates connections 'greater than your local reality.'

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