Copy Desk Daily, Sept. 4, 2019

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NCR's regular art writer, Menachem Wecker, recently visited the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, where a current exhibit explores the meanings found in diptychs, also known as pendants. The centuries-old format puts images in conversation: 'Power Couples' exhibit shows symbolism in pairs.

There is much talk about the future of religious life, but Sr. Linda Romey says the discussion is about traditions, not religious life itself. How can those traditions be prophetically expanded?

Pope Francis has now appointed more than half of the members of the College of Cardinals. Though it's difficult to predict how that may affect a future conclave, this weekend's new cardinal list is the latest from Francis that suggests a new breeze blowing, Michael Sean Winters writes. Tom Roberts' NCR Connections blog takes a look at one example, a cardinal-elect who was a Francis bishop before Francis.

Day 4 of the Season of Creation Daily asks: How much do we need? Franciscan Fr. Daniel Horan also reflects on the Season of Creation in his column, asserting that climate change is the most important life issue today.

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