Copy Desk Daily, Sept. 12, 2019

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Descendants of enslaved people find their roots in Sacred Heart records — records of the sacraments they received when they were the sisters' property. Today, the sisters of the Society of the Sacred Heart are sharing their genealogical findings as part of the mission of their Committee on Slavery, Accountability and Reconciliation.

In US tour, Marie Collins exposes clerical culture behind abuse cover-up. The Irish survivor and former member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is speaking in five U.S. cities, and NCR sat down to talk with her in Washington.

The 2020 election may be too late, writes Alex Mikulich. In the face of an existential threat to our democracy, it's time for sustained mass civil disobedience.

Sr. Quincy Howard sets an example: She was among 70 people arrested on Capitol Hill during the Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children. In a column for GSR, she shares her experience of taking action for the least of these that day in July.

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