Copy Desk Daily, April 2, 2020

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The church after coronavirus: Crisis exposes what is essential: Theologians, scholars and leaders spoke to NCR about how the pandemic is changing the way Catholics practice their faith. There's inherent ecclesiology behind adaptations like virtual liturgies. Crises like this can reframe priorities, spark creativity and strengthen commitment.

How can I get involved in virtual climate activism? "Climate activists, like the rest of us, are stuck inside. But they're not giving up on the fight for climate action." In EarthBeat's latest Burning Question, Jesse Remedios provides an overview of what activists are doing and how you can help.

D.C.'s quiet emphasizes value of community and consolation: Fr. Peter Daly checks in from Washington, D.C., where everything is closed. Daly has a pension and social security; he says he's "among the most privileged." But he knows that many others aren't OK at all. What can the church offer? 

The cloisters of our homes: shelter-in-place as vocation: Rebecca Collins Jordan writes, "I think people are craving routine right now, precisely because the world seems so on edge, so unpredictable. In this craving, I see echoes of the monastic life of ora et labora (work and prayer)."

African Catholics move to livestreamed Masses, 'spiritual Communion': NCR correspondent Patrick Egwu examines how Catholics in different nations are celebrating Mass amid the coronavirus.

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