Copy Desk Daily, May 24, 2019

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New to NCR: In his Pencil Preaching column, cartoonist Pat Marrin offers a sketch and reflection for the day's scripture readings. Learn more>

Today is the day for the second global climate strike, and young people in the #FridaysForFuture movement will be heading out to protest government inaction on climate change. A new organization, inspired by Pope Francis and the church's social teachings, is doing its part to assure a strong Catholic presence: Laudato Si' Generation rallies Catholic youth for climate strikes.

Part 3 of the Enemy Within series on the toxic legacy of a nuclear weapons plant asks: Can we arm the nation without harming our own? Claire Schaeffer-Duffy looks at the state of the Kansas City Plant's old site after the operation was relocated to "leaner and greener" pastures.

News out of the Vatican is the focus of this week's Letters to the Editor, as readers share their thoughts on new abuse laws and women deacons.

Jesuit Fr. Tom Reese joins the conversation about James Carroll's essay in The Atlantic. Despite Carroll's contention, abolishing the priesthood will not save the Catholic Church, Reese says.

Sr. Joan Chittister's 2004 quote on 'pro-life' versus 'pro-birth' goes viral when supermodel Gigi Hadid shares it on Instagram. Social media fame took the Benedictine NCR columnist by surprise, but she stands by her statement.

Have you been following Sr. Rose Pacatte's adventures in A Nun at Cannes? Amid the glamour, even the Cannes Film Festival has its spiritual side, she's found.

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