Copy Desk Daily, Dec. 13, 2019

Rochester Diocese using old legal 'playbook' by declaring bankruptcy, say victims' advocates: "Bankruptcy declarations, say victim advocates and legal scholars, deny victims their day in court, cover up wrongdoings and result in lower settlements." NCR Bertelsen intern Sarah Salvadore reports.

To supplement the story, a closer look from the Associated Press: A look at 15 states making it easier to sue over sex abuse.

Your thoughts on traditional Latin Mass, part two: Readers continue to write letters about two opinion pieces on the practice of the Latin Mass.

Today brings the work week to a near close. Michael Sean Winters considers this week "a banner week for big institutional lies, partisan lying, and self-serving claims from the stump that are demonstrably impossible": Ours is a time of lying: See also, 'The Afghanistan Papers.'

Horizons, at Global Sisters Report, on death, loss, cycles, life, eternity, a light in the darkness ... and a Christmas cactusWe aren't made for darkness: O come, Emmanuel.

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