Copy Desk Daily, July 12, 2019

The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed the copy editors' desks on their way to you.

When Fr. Clement Ugwu of St. Mark Catholic Church in the Enugu state of Nigeria was returning to his parish house March 13 after he had gone to a nearby town, he never knew what was waiting for him. It was 8:30 p.m. and as his blue Prado jeep lumbered along the road in front of the parish house, three men who had been lurking around moved toward him. Read more.

It's no secret how columnist Michael Sean Winters feels about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Read more about the risk he thinks her kind of liberalism poses for the Democratic Party.

As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit considers the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the Catholic Health Association voiced its support for the act, declaring access to health care a basic human right. Read more.

Francis' appointments for the religious congregation, which is formally named the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, were announced July 8, and people like Immaculate Heart of Mary Sr. Sharon Holland, an American who served as a staff member of the religious congregation from 1988 to 2009 are glad. Read more.

Friday is Horizons, columns by younger sisters on Global Sisters Report. Sr. Tracey Horan, a member of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, writes about what brings her face-to-face with her commitment to live the vow of poverty, or openhandedness, as she often likes to think of it. Read more.

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