Copy Desk Daily, Jan. 6, 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.

Catholics in Hong Kong and abroad walk fine line amid protestsCatholics in Hong Kong are right in the middle of pro-democracy protests. Some who spoke to NCR expressed concern that Pope Francis is not getting the full story of the ongoing situation.

Adorers help vulnerable women take back their dignity in Cape Verde: Sr. Milagros García has spent over three decades helping vulnerable women; for the last year, she has worked as director of a day center for sexually exploited women and others at risk of getting into dangerous or unethical work. As she tells GSR, "It's not just my work; it's my mission from God."

Geofencing at church is dead wrong: Did you catch Heidi Schlumpf's report about and its use of geofencing? Michael Sean Winters found the report frightening and the practice repugnant.

In an attempt to express sympathy for a friend, Nancy Linenkugel wrote in a card that her situation reminds Linenkugel of Sirach 2:5, " 'It is in fire that gold is tested.' … And it's tough being gold."

In case you missed it, from NCR Bertelsen intern Sarah Salvadore: Mentors made the difference for first female and lay president of Loyola New Orleans.

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