Copy Desk Daily, Jan. 3, 2019

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.

Afghanistan: To some Catholic experts, the lies are no surprise: "We have three administrations, from both parties, who have not been honest with the American people. That speaks to a fundamental corruption that has to be addressed."

NCR picked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for our 2019 Newsmaker of the Year. Some readers were thrilled, and others were appalled: Your thoughts on NCR's 2019 Newsmaker of the Year.

Previously, Michael Sean Winters went over the 2020 political events that he'll be watching; today, he focuses on what to keep an eye on for the church in 2020: Impending bishop appointments set to put a stamp on US church in 2020.

A solid quote from the new Horizons column by Colleen Gibson, possibly made more relevant in the last few hours: "The vision of our hearts adjusts just like that of our eyes. Whether the outlook is bleak and foggy or bright and clear, we have been given eyes to see and hearts to weather all conditions."

From Young Voices columnist Rebecca Collins Jordan: The spirit of the West helps me find models of faith.

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