Copy Desk Daily, April 5, 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.


Sign up for Copy Desk Daily to receive a daily email with our latest news stories.

We trust that you saw our coverage so far about the appointment of Archbishop Wilton Gregory to Washington. In case you missed something or want to share:

News stories:



The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced April 4 that church members in same-sex marriages will no longer be considered apostates. The change also clears the way for their children to be baptized.

Read: New Mormon policy no longer calls same-sex marriage 'apostasy'

Chicago-based Catholic Extension has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $25,000 for a new emergency migrant shelter at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas.

Read: Extension crowdfunding campaign begun for Texas migrant shelter on border

We love this look at humor from GSR Horizons columnist Sr. Tracey Horan, who says, "In reading about our community's founder, Mother Theodore, what I observe in her interplay of real risk and humor is a lightness and freedom of heart that only comes from deep faith. I've come to the conclusion that we may need humor in these times more than ever." (Horizons is Friday's column from our pool of younger sisters and is always good.) 

Read: The Holy Spirit made me do it

Want to keep updated with the latest news from the National Catholic Reporter? Sign up here for news updates by email — including one that will send you Copy Desk Daily every Monday through Friday.

Join the Conversation

Send your thoughts and reactions to Letters to the Editor. Learn more here