Copy Desk Daily, Jan. 22, 2020

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Focus group of Catholic parishioners talks politics in Detroit suburb: President Donald Trump won the state of Michigan back in 2016 due in part to the voters of Detroit's suburbs. Parishioners at Gross Pointe Park tell NCR that they worry the Christian faith has been co-opted into Republican Party politics — sometimes by clergy.

Text and video of Greta Thunberg at World Economic Forum: "The facts are clear, but they’re still too uncomfortable for you to address," the climate activist said to an audience at Davos. Watch or read the teen's warning at EarthBeat.

On both sides of abortion debate, Catholics largely fall short: The annual March for Life is this Friday on the National Mall in Washington. "I cannot — and this year I would not — join the marchers," Michael Sean Winters writes, though "many large-hearted souls will be there whose consciences have led them to attend." Winters says that "the organizers have become blind to the damage they have done to their own movement."

A prior pro-life march took place on Jan 18: the sixth annual OneLife LA Walk for Life: Redemption, beauty of the family emphasized at Los Angeles march for life.

Q & A with Sr. Corinne Florek, helping sisters invest to develop communities: Florek leads the Religious Communities Impact Fund. Its members, all women religious communities, pool their investment money, which enables larger loans, less paperwork and more effective financing.

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