Copy Desk Daily, Aug. 29, 2019

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A visitor to Sr. Margaret Donovan's office at the Maryknoll Mission Institute is inevitably drawn to a prominent sign on her desk that reads, "Good vibes only." That's no accident. While a three-day 50th anniversary celebration at Maryknoll in Ossining was carved out to mark the institute's landmark jubilee, the normal run of six-day-long courses for 2019 revealed substantial riches, with topics such as the meaning of holiness, the spiritualities of Thomas Merton and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, missiology in the 21st century, Celtic spirituality, and visual art focused on the "heart of the cosmos" by an oblate of St. Francis de Sales.

Good advice for trying times from Sr. Nancy Westmeyer,  a Third Order Regular Franciscan from Tiffin, Ohio: We can always find individuals living in a way that reflects our common unity, and showing the respect that every person deserves — because they are created out of love, for love.

Trying times: Amazon fires deepen a split between Brazil's evangelicals and their fellow Christians

Did you know you could sign up to get a weekly homily from "The Peace Pulpit?" NCR share's the words of Bishop Thomas Gumbleton (there's a recording you can listen to and the text to follow along or just read to yourself). Here is the most recent one, about inclusion into the fullness of life.

NCR Editorial: Those who dismiss Pell verdict ignore integrity of legal process

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