Copy Desk Daily, Feb. 4, 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.

Catholic moms, you're not alone! Maria Benevento's article about mothers finding community through online resources is full of suggestions and links for you. Blogs, Facebook groups and Catholic websites can provide social interaction, create a forum for prayers, advice and encouragement, and can help moms make time for their own spiritual practice. Read more and share this story with parents you know.

Sad day for Mary Higgins Clark fans. The author of more than 50 novels, the popular author is also remembered for her strong Catholic upbringing and the way she portrayed courageous Catholic heroines in the bulk of her fiction. Read more about her.

Salvatorian Sr. Jean Schafer was inspired in the late 1990s to inform more people about human trafficking and, after the International Union of Superiors General released its first public declaration calling on religious women to work on behalf of this vulnerable population, she started a monthly newsletter. After 17 years, she is handing it off to two other sisters.

Small Earth Stories on EarthBeat come from readers like you. They short pieces meant to inspire change. In Massachusetts, consumers can choose the source of their electrical power. So, the Paulist Center did just that.

"We are not out here to stop the fires, the RFS is doing a great job at that, but we support them in any way we can, often in little ways, and people are enormously appreciative of our support." Read: Priests swap clericals for camouflage to help fight Australian fires

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