Copy Desk Daily, March 5, 2020

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Asha Deepam kindles light of hope in Indian children with disabilities: At the school Asha Deepam (Lamp of Hope) in the city of Trichy, students with physical, mental and developmental disabilities learn to lead independent, dignified lives.

'Who knows' atmosphere in Rome as events canceled during coronavirus scare: Vatican correspondent Joshua McElwee reports from Rome, where fear from the country's 2,700 confirmed cases of coronavirus have diminished crowds and altered plans, while daily life continues.

"We, in our own lives, have to find a way to listen deeply to this word of God, take it in, absorb it and let it change us." Read or listen to Bishop Thomas Gumbleton's homily for the first Sunday of Lent: Imitate Jesus, resist temptation and follow God's will.

Election 2020: encountering exhaustion, agony and hope: "If we want to move from the agony of this garden to new life," Mark Piper writes in this week's Young Voices column, "we had better stay awake, better make some noise and better find our prophetic voice."

Christ and culture in paradox, and Christ as transformer of culture: Michael Sean Winters continues his weeklong retreat of dialogue with H. Richard Niebuhr's book Christ and Culture. In Part 4, Winters examines the remaining two answers that resolve the problem of Christ and culture.

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