Copy Desk Daily, May 1, 2019

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She's "the model of a Catholic theologian" who was honored last weekend at Boston College. Fr. Daniel Horan was there for the event and he says that M. Shawn Copeland's retirement is a time to celebrate this friend of God. He takes that opportunity in his column today, highlighting the reasons you should get to know her extraordinary work.

'Color of Compromise' calls on American Christianity to face its racist past: Author Jemar Tisby recounts Christianity's dismal history of support for racism in the United States. There's still much work to be done. Bill Tammeus reviews this important new book.

When she was a child, Cecilia Ranger thought the moon was a ball she could play with and cried that it was out of reach. Grown up and a sister, she still reaches for faraway dreams of a better world, alongside others with the same yearning: We idealists 'cry for the moon."

Good Shepherd Volunteer Adele McKiernan has experienced perseverance and progress since a health crisis last year, but they still needed some uplift as that one-year mark came around. They found it as a Good Friday poem brought comfort during a painful spring anniversary, and Easter brought a day in the park to contemplate it.

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