Copy Desk Daily, Feb. 27, 2020

The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed the copy editors' desks on their way to you: National Catholic Reporter, Global Sisters Report and EarthBeat.

A Lenten roundup of reviews by Diane Scharper, including a new bio of Bishop Thomas Gumbleton: New books explore dying, a brave bishop, and leaving Westboro Baptist Church

According to the Scriptures, Jesus never directly asked the question, "How would you feel?" He does, however, direct us to treat others as we would like to be treated. Implicit in this commandment is imagining the experience of another as our own.

It's no small thing that the Walters Art Museum is touting a 13th-century manuscript as the one that St. Francis was inspired by, much less saying it hasn't been seen by the public for 40 years. Read more about the so-called "St. Francis Missal."

In Laos' bustling capital city, the Sisters of Charity of St. Jeanne-Antide Thouret provide poor young people from across the country with a place of refuge and opportunities to seek a better life. Read more about how they do it.

From the NCR Editorial Staff: The church owes Archbishop John Wester and Bishop Steven Biegler a debt of gratitude for going on the record against anonymous accounts that claim Pope Francis called Jesuit Fr. James Martin to task over his ministry to LGBT Catholics. Read: The pope is NOT upset with Fr. James Martin.

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