Copy Desk Daily, Aug. 5, 2019

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Sr. Tracy Kemme: "I'm scrolling through Facebook when my eyes land on a fascinating headline: 'Behold, the Millennial Nuns.' I click, slightly apprehensive — because I am a millennial nun. What will the author have to say about us, apparently a breed to behold?" Read what she has to contribute to the conversation here.

At the closing address of the ninth annual Napa Institute conference, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina delivered an entertaining appeal for the reelection of President Donald Trump. Read Dan Morris-Young's report from California wine country here.

Pope Francis is preparing to make only his second visit to sub-Saharan Africa next month, and it appears that it could be one of the most politically delicate among his previous 30 trips abroad. Read what to expect from the Sept. 4-10 trip here.

To the Guardian Angel sisters who run it, the Albergue Hermanos en el Camino migrant shelter is more than a center for resources or a bed for the night. It's an opportunity to prevent trafficking and identify those who may have experienced it. And though, with the threat of gangs, the sisters' lives can "truly be in danger ... we will share our space, and we will live out our mission." Read Soli Salgado's report from Ixtepec, Mexico, here.

Mercy Sr. Lillian Murphy, a longtime champion of affordable housing in the United States, is being remembered both for her leadership of Mercy Housing Inc. and her passionate belief that housing is a human right and a matter of justice. She died July 25. Read more about her work here.

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