Copy Desk Daily, Jan. 14, 2020

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EarthBeat needs your input: What is your parish doing to address climate change? With the help of reader-parishioners, EarthBeat plans to assemble a green database of best practices. Read more about it in EarthBeat Weekly, and click here to fill out the survey.

Today, EarthBeat introduces us to Ekene Odigwe, a young Catholic who uses radio to press for climate action in Nigeria. His interactive weekly show "Climate Time" tells the stories of ordinary Nigerians who have been affected by climate change and answers listeners' questions about the issue.

Has Christianity become disconnected from everyday joys and struggles? St. Joseph Sr. Sue Wilson invites her fellow religious to be bridge-persons for a radically incarnational faith, one that's deeply connected to our human experience.

Miguel Díaz analyzes Pope Francis' address to the diplomatic corps in Rome, in particular his plea on behalf of internally displaced people. We may associate that term with people who have been displaced by war or natural disasters, but we can look closer to home in the U.S. and see the plight of homeless people, our neighbors with nowhere to rest their heads.

Global Sisters Report has a Q & A with Jesuit Fr. Thomas Vu Quang Trung on sisters' status in Vietnam. Trung gets his perspective from nine years as executive secretary of the Vietnamese bishops' Committee on Consecrated Life — and his recounting of sisters' varied ministries may remind regular readers of stories from GSR's plentiful reporting from Vietnam. (Look for links we added to the Q & A, just a sampling of the vibrant ministries of Vietnamese Catholic sisters we've covered over the years.)

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