Copy Desk Daily, May 8, 2019

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Younger progressive Catholics ready to 'regenerate' Call to Action: Part 2 of national correspondent Heidi Schlumpf's series on Call To Action focuses on progressive young Catholics who are dedicated to their faith. As they navigate how they fit in the institutional church, they are connecting with Call To Action through a program that supports them as current — not future — leaders.

Attorney General Barr deserves impeachment: William Barr has done more in a few weeks to undermine confidence in the Department of Justice than seemed imaginable, writes Michael Sean Winters.

Joan Chittister covers St. Benedict's eighth step of humility, which she says "liberates us from slavish commitment to the customs of the past. It frees us to move into the light of the Spirit with hope and with faith." I nodded to myself in agreement while reading these paragraphs.  

Dan Morris-Young's latest parish roundup highlights a priest who, in the '80s, co-founded the nation's first Catholic hospice for those diagnosed with HIV-AIDS victims. Wholly appropriate for "The Field Hospital."

Book explores the theology of the holy yet sinful church: Marian Ronan gives an insightful, unflinching review of Brian Flanagan's book Stumbling in Holiness: Sin and Sanctity in the Church.


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