Copy Desk Daily, Jan. 24, 2020

Our team of copy editors reads and posts most of what you see on the websites for National Catholic Reporter, Global Sisters Report and EarthBeat. The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed our desks on their way to you.

On abortion, young Catholics express frustration with terms of the debate: Twenty-something Catholics shared their perspectives on abortion with NCR. For many of them, the ongoing national debate and its binary sides fall short of the issue's complexities.

Your thoughts on the abortion debate: Readers have responded to two opinion pieces about the political aspects to the abortion debate.

At EarthBeat, NCR staff writer Jesse Remedios reports on the devastation of Australian fires, with consequences that are both natural and spiritual. Some species have lost key habitats, and it's probable that the fires have rendered other species extinct. Pope Francis called the loss of biodiversity (the variety of life on Earth) one of his greatest fears: Australian fires underline pope's focus on biodiversity in Laudato Si'.

Methodists may set agree-to-disagree model for churches in strife​: In his column Roundtable, Ken Briggs focuses on the United Methodist separation proposal for the denomination; Briggs explains how the proposal could serve as a pathway for other Christian churches through irreconcilable differences to a more constructive resolution.

Do the religious beliefs of Trump's attorneys in the impeachment trial matter? Michael Sean Winters takes a look at the distinctive religious profiles of the lawyers leading President Donald Trump's impeachment legal team.

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