Copy Desk Daily, Dec. 12, 2019

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Nuns' retreat house, built by Muslim benefactor, signifies interfaith bondA Muslim civil engineer built a two-story retreat house for a community of Carmelite nuns in the southern Philippines. He did so for free.

30 years later, Eastern Europeans reflect on post-communist transformation: Eastern Europe has been remembering the end of communist rule. Citizens enjoy better living and prosperity. And yet, some ponder European stability after the decadeslong East-West divide.

Chicago guidelines raise role, or lack thereof, of eulogies in Catholic funerals: "Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago promulgated revised guidelines for funerals on All Souls' Day," Don Clemmer writes. "The document doesn't exactly break new ground in its recommendations ... but it does put heavy stipulations on where, when and how a eulogy can be given."

In 'Endangered Earth' exhibit, artists confront climate change: A focused, modest exhibition showcases artists' renderings of our ecological plight.

The 25 best prayers of the decade: Caveat from the author: "more of a '25 prayers that brought me closer to God over the past 10 years' list."

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