Copy Desk Daily, Aug. 28, 2019

The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed the copy editors' desks on their way to you.

NCR editorial offers praise about an idea that moved well beyond the bounds of a museum description: "The 1619 Project," an undertaking of The New York Times, might well go down as a publishing landmark under the heading of bold truth-telling

Responding to criticism of notes he published about the roots of the clerical sexual abuse crisis, retired Pope Benedict XVI said the fact that the critiques barely mentioned God proved his point.

Columnist Michael Sean Winters watched this year's G-7 summit in Biarritz, France,  and found it impossible not to wonder about the long-term damage President Donald Trump is doing to U.S. interests.

A federal judge temporarily blocked Missouri's ban on abortion on or beyond the eighth week of pregnancy that was to take effect Aug. 28.

For over 16 years Presentation Sr. Dorothy Fernandes has worked on a campaign for shelter rights for the urban poor of Patna. She reports: "After we had worked so long to get the administration and government of India to listen to the pleas of people on the periphery, an opportune time finally arrived." 

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