Copy Desk Daily, July 14, 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.

How the University of Dayton divested from fossil fuels — and what happened to its bottom line: "In June 2014, the University of Dayton ventured into fairly uncharted territory for a Catholic college, much less any academic institution in the United States. The Marianist school in western Ohio made the public commitment to divest its entire investment portfolio — then $670 million, with half a billion in its endowment — from the fossil fuel industry." NCR staff writer Brian Roewe reports.

Editorial: That Trump can still sway some Catholic voters is a real scandal: We say that we need to ensure that the merchants of political hatred will find geofencing Catholic churches a futile act because they know they will receive little support in those precincts — Catholic churchgoers will act on the Gospel message they hear every Sunday.

Indian court cancels Bishop Mulakkal's bail: Saji Thomas reports at GSR, "An Indian court Monday, July 13, canceled the bail of Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar and issued a warrant to appear in court against the prelate accused of raping a nun multiple times from 2014 to 2016."

After the Supreme Court's latest decision, who would want to work in a church? "As I see it, working in a religious institution now means living in fear for your job at all times and knowing that no one will protect you if you are treated unjustly in the workplace," columnist Jamie Manson writes. "Is this what a church that claims to be founded on the Gospel values of compassion and justice looks like?"

White sacrifices are necessary to change the rules of the game: "We who believe we are white need to make far more difficult collective sacrifices to create the conditions of the possibility of living racial equality as a way of life," writes Alex Mikulich.

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