Copy Desk Daily, March 23, 2020

The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed the copy editors' desks on their way to you: National Catholic Reporter, Global Sisters Report and EarthBeat.

Teachers, students and parents alike recover educational routines in the new normal of remote learning in schools across the Chicago Archdiocese in the wake of the global coronavirus outbreak. Read: Class in your pajamas: Chicago Catholic schools carry on with e-learning

Sr. Anthonysami Alphonsa, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, has worked for 20 years among Dalit people — the "untouchables" in India's caste system — in rural areas and small towns. Read: 'Saintly warrior' sister fights for lowest of low castes in India

Mark Galli, former editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, shares a commentary: Derision of the religious faith and posture of Democrats can be found everywhere in Christian conservative media, but, in part, conservative Christians are reacting against liberals who have questioned the sincerity, as well as the sanity, of conservative Christians. Read more.

While conferences and meetings can be postponed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic, the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter cannot, with the exception of the chrism Mass, said the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. Read more.

Michael Sean Winters' commentary on coronavirus and the election: It is up to Biden — and to all Democrats running for office this fall — to remind voters that the party has always believed government can be a force for good in people's lives, a belief that is not utterly self-evident. Read more.

Read Sr. Nancy Sylvester's latest Contemplate This column: It is hard to gain a perspective when you are in the middle of uncertainty like the coronavirus pandemic, to make sense of what is going on and how the future will emerge.

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