Copy Desk Daily, Jan. 9, 2020

The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed the copy editors' desks on their way to you: National Catholic Reporter, Global Sisters Report and EarthBeat (NCR's project on faith and climate change).

Daniel P. Horan: "I thought about a column that imagined an optimistic decade ahead, and I wondered what it might look like to engage in a similar imaginative exercise for the church." Read it here.

From our Field Hospital series on parish life: Louisville Catholics declare their parish a 'Sanctuary for All'

GSR talks to five sisters who know Haiti and its people well: "Can I really say that the earthquake permanently changed Haiti? At the time, the world's eyes were opened to Haiti's poverty and devastation. Mine were. Cities were destroyed, places of worship were lost. This brought many NGOs and others like our congregation into a relationship with the poorest of the poor. Ten years later, the NGOs have gone. Some of them made things a bit worse because they left behind more of a mess, and others, yes, made a difference to try and rebuild lives. Christian and Catholic organizations came here to rebuild not just buildings, but relationships."

Interesting take from an NCR Young Voices columnist: Taking vows of marriage — to myself

Commentary: Abortion reduction rather than criminalization is a goal that nearly all of us can agree to.

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