Copy Desk Daily, May 23, 2019

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It may have suffered a setback in the Senate, but the Green New Deal is still a big part of the public conversation. That includes among religious communities working to address climate change: Faith-based environmentalists see hope in Green New Deal goals. Catholics in particular are analyzing how the proposed plan aligns with Catholic social teaching.

Pundits criticized James Carroll's Atlantic article, but did they try to understand him? Jason Steidl says that defensive responses to Carroll's essay on the priesthood failed to recognize the pain of many lay Catholics as the sexual abuse scandal has unfolded.

As US associates track to surpass women religious, both face 'turning point'. GSR reports on this bittersweet transition in the making, as aging sisters look to associates to carry on the order's charism.

It only took 50 years to learn: Sr. Nancy Linenkugel got some perspective at a class reunion for her public high school.

ICYMI: Tom Roberts' NCR Connections column continues the conversation on hierarchy and the need for a 'culture of vulnerability' in the effort to deal with the causes of the abuse crisis.

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