Copy Desk Daily, Dec. 5, 2019

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The Dominican Sisters of St. Rose of Lima run the Charity Clinic of My Linh, which extends a lifeline to ethnic patients in central Vietnam. Many people from Vietnam's 53 ethnic minority groups live in poverty and lack access to health care. The clinic, staffed by two sisters and nine ethnic doctors, strives to fill that gap in Gia Lai Province.

Mercy Sr. Theresa Kane famously addressed Pope John Paul II in 1979, asking, in essence, for the church to open the possibility of ordaining women. GSR is featuring the first of two excerpts from St. Joseph Sr. Christine Schenk's new book on Kane, To Speak the Truth in Love: 'To me Theresa Kane was, and is to this day, a sign of hope.' 

Head of liturgy commission criticizes Amazon synod on social media. Among other Facebook posts, the executive director of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) Secretariat said of one photo showing indigenous people in a Rome church, “This is not Christianity but dangerous devil worship. Kyrie eleison!”

COP 25 is underway in Madrid and EarthBeat will be keeping a close eye on it. In a message to participants, Pope Francis challenges UN climate summit to summon 'far-sighted and strong political will.'

ICYMI, yesterday's breaking news from the Diocese of Buffalo, New York: Bishop Malone resigns, Albany bishop named apostolic administrator. And an NCR editorial raised cautions about the new policy of bishops investigating other bishops in the U.S.: Bishops need to recognize their own checkered history.

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