Copy Desk Daily, April 4, 2019

Our team of copy editors reads and posts what you see on the websites for National Catholic Reporter and Global Sisters Report (the NCR project focusing on women religious). The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed our desks on their way to you.

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New to NCR: In his Pencil Preaching column, cartoonist Pat Marrin offers a sketch and reflection for the day's scripture readings. Learn more>

We like that one of our Bertelson editorial interns, Jesse Remedios, is based in the D.C. area to bring us this story about a period of transformation in the nation's capital, where Catholic social justice organizations across the area have shown decades of dedication to cause and adaptability.

See DC through a different lens: Catholic agencies view Washington Archdiocese through people, not power

Global Sisters Report has a new Africa/Middle East correspondent coordinator; Doreen Ajiambo brings this story from Eastern Africa, with the help of reporting from Frank Chikowore

Read: Cyclone Idai relief underway with help of sisters in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

GSR's Notes from the Field blogger has found inspiration and guidance through the community of Loretto volunteers, co-members and vowed sisters, reminiscent of af Klint's relationships with her spirit guides and the Five.

Read Adele McKiernan's: A spiral of Hilma af Klint's art illuminates ties of spirituality, friendship

This year's convocation of the Justice Conference of Women Religious focused on systemic racism operating invisibly and insidiously — including, leaders said, in virtually all of the religious congregations that proclaim justice as their mission.

Read: 'Ouch' moments discomfit, challenge sisters at convocation on racism

Presenting the Pharisees as self-righteous hypocrites concerned more with the law than with people is prejudicial, biblically inaccurate and offensive to many Jews, several scholars said.

Read: Rome conference hopes to uproot prejudice against the Pharisees

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