Copy Desk Daily, June 7, 2019

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Did you miss the Bishop Bransfield news? A thousand dollars a month in liquor. Daily fresh flowers delivered to the diocesan office, costing up to $182,000 over 13 years, and $350,000 in gifts to priests, bishops and cardinals spread around the country and at the Vatican.

On this, Michael Sean Winters says that lavish living by Catholic hierarchy is moral corruption.

Our latest editorial is even more relevant today than when it was written: Francis has no intention of shrinking from the difficult task of changing a deeply entrenched culture.

Christian Mocek: We go through multiple transitions throughout our lives. Each transition hopefully makes us more able to face the next. But there is no doubt that a few encouraging words go a long way. 

Sr. Colleen Gibson, one of our Global Sisters Report "Horizons" writers: I have no doubt that the many forms of membership in our congregations will (and do) play a monumental part in the lives of religious congregations into the future. Yet, for all the hope these forms present, the cultivation and preservation of vowed membership must not be lost.

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