Copy Desk Daily, April 9, 2019

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Meet the "Fordies": New York City brownstone is home to 15 millennial Catholics. They're Columbia University graduate students working out the complexities of living together in a Catholic intentional community that was founded 45 years ago. (Back in 1974, it was called a commune.)

A Benedictine prioress in Germany caused a stir in German-speaking Catholic circles when she voiced her support for women's ordination in a recent interview. For English speakers, Global Sisters Report has a Q & A with Sr. Ruth Schonenberger: 'It is time to act' for women's equality in the church.

We all have our part to play in moving Lent into Easter, writes Erin Ryan in today's Daily Lenten Reflection. That includes liturgy, even for those of us in the pews, even if we're not lectors, cantors, preachers or musicians.

At one point do we "max out" on all the things we acquire throughout life — and then what happens? Sr. Nancy Linenkugel finds a handy metaphor for that spiritual journey from beginning to end: Life is a diamond that we hone.

ICYMI: The Our Common Home feature series kicked off with a big question — Where science warnings fail, can moral force push us out of climate inertia? — and also an overview of what to expect from the next Synod of Bishops in October: Amazon synod to take on land use, biodiversity, indigenous rights.

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