Copy Desk Daily, July 10, 2020

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(NCR photo/Teresa Malcolm)
(NCR photo/Teresa Malcolm)

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.

Black lives matter in the worshipping church: "Black women and men, musicians and ministers, reflect, as always, that our practices and traditions are not seen, heard, appreciated or discussed at this time when creativity is essential." In this third commentary from a Black Catholic woman, Kim H. Harris writes that the pandemic is a time for the keen-eyed liturgist to be open to learning about the worship traditions of Black Catholic cultures. (You can read the other two commentaries in this series here and here.)

EarthBeat features a Q&A with a young Ugandan climate activist: 'We are a climate generation and this is our fight.' Sadrach Nirere talks about how climate change is affecting his community, where his activist journey has taken him, and the goals of Fridays for Future Uganda.

Franciscan Fr. Chris Posch, Silver Spring pastor listed as 'servant' in the parish bulletin, dies July 5 at age 58. "Brother Chris" was a longtime advocate for minority communities and the pastor at St. Camillus, the largest parish in the Washington Archdiocese. Recalls one member of the community: "He just exuded a joy for the Gospel in ways that were never pretentious."

In June, GSR reported on the launch of Sisters on the Frontlines, an initiative with plans to give 1,000 sisters $1,000 each to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The giving is now underway, and national correspondent Dan Stockman tells stories of how sisters' $1,000 grants help families and nonprofit staff impacted by COVID-19.

Whether slave ships, concentration camps, prisons or migrant detention centers, architectures of hate kill human dignity by design, M.T. Dávila writes in her Theology en la Plaza column.

Michael Sean Winters weighs in on two rulings this week that are of significance to Catholics: The Supreme Court is right. That's no excuse for the church to be wrong.

This week's Letters to the Editor collects some of readers' thoughts on accusations of misconduct against David Haas, the well-known Catholic composer.

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