Copy Desk Daily, Feb. 24, 2020

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Querido Francisco: Carmen Nanko-Fernández provides a theological response to the four interlocking sueños (dreams) that Pope Francis put forth in this apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia, his response to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon. 

Can anyone beat Trump? Michael Sean Winters takes a look at three critical battleground states where Trump leads or is quite close. The key? The economy, or at least economic perception.

From Global Sisters Report, Sisters use funds, microloans to empower women, small businesses: For decades, sisters have found ways to give women a hand up in a way that makes them financially independent. Panelists share best practices, be they economic empowerment, donations or education.

News broke over the weekend. In case you missed it:

L'Arche report: Founder Vanier engaged in abusive relationships with women: L'Arche released a report that its founder Jean Vanier engaged in sexually abusive relationships with at least six adult women. The report was the result of the International Federation of L'Arche commissioning an independent investigation. NCR spoke with L'Arche USA's executive director.

Second bishop challenges anonymous prelates' version of papal meeting: Cheyenne, Wyoming, Bishop Steven Biegler went on the record with NCR's Heidi Schlumpf, challenging a report that Pope Francis expressed anger with Jesuit Fr. James Martin. Biegler is the second bishop to dispute a Catholic News Agency story that cited two anonymous bishops.

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