Copy Desk Daily, June 9, 2020

Recommended for you today, from the NCR/GSR/EarthBeat copy desk:

"Some voters are culture warriors who believe that diversity, racial equality, political correctness, gay marriage, abortion, gender equality and other issues identified with liberal politics necessarily mean a slide into secularism that is at odds with their faith," writes Dominican Fr. Charles Bouchard, senior director of theology and ethics at the Catholic Health Association. In this commentary, he asks: Do the Trump tradeoffs jeopardize fundamental aspects of our faith?

"A few months into my stint as a middle school youth minister, I was used to fielding tough questions from the pre-teen crowd. Then Tess asked why only men can be real priests." Jessie Bazan is the editor and co-author of Dear Joan Chittister: Conversations with Women in the Church. Read: Talking with Catholic girls about priesthood

For much of the past generation, the biggest threat in Arctic Village, where the Gwich'in live, has been an oil industry intent on gaining access to one of the country's last untapped petroleum reserves. Read: Shunning virus and Big Oil, Alaska tribe revives traditions

There was a sentencing hearing by video yesterday for one of the seven Kings Bay Plowshares activists convicted on charges related to entering a naval base in southeastern Georgia. Find out what happened.

This happened over the weekend when the Black Lives Matter protests sparked by George Floyd's killing were at a peak: Chicago Pauline sisters witness destructive side of protests May 30. Read more.

Since the pandemic hit Vietnam in February, the country's 97 million people have been experiencing a severe economic downturn. People living in isolated areas or who worked day to day are hit hardest. Read: Q & A with Sr. Maria Do Thi Quyen, who talks to GSR about what she and others from the Catholic Church are doing to mitigate suffering.

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