Copy Desk Daily, Jan. 23, 2020

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Iowa caucus may belong to the most dedicated: NCR staff writer Brian Roewe spoke with a dozen Democratic Catholic voters in Iowa. Many have narrowed the field but not yet picked the candidate they would caucus for the 2020 presidential election. "But one certainty was well established," Roewe writes, "anybody but Trump."

'The Two Popes' movie is better than the new 'three popes' book: Phyllis Zagano calls out a new "three pope" book that attempts to pit retired Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah against Pope Francis. Zagano sees the whole thing as a manipulation of Benedict against Francis. "It's a shame and it's a sham," she writes.

At Global Sisters Report, Zita Ballinger Fletcher writes about 12 Polish Carmelite sisters in Iceland who, working with a distinguished composer, will release two CDs this year: In Iceland, composer and Polish Carmelite sisters turn saints' poetry into music.

You can read or listen to Bishop Thomas Gumbleton's homily for Jan. 19: Listen carefully to how the servant is to bring about God's kingdom.

In case you missed it, Daniel P. Horan's latest Faith Seeking Understanding column: The ecological significance of the Eucharist.

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