Copy Desk Daily, Nov. 15, 2019

NCR copy editors read and post most of what you see on National Catholic Reporter, Global Sisters Report and EarthBeat (the NCR project exploring faith and climate change). The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed our desks on their way to you.

EarthBeat's new feature Burning Questions fields reader inquiries on religion and climate change. The latest: What does the Paris climate agreement require of countries?

Bishops' meeting reveals division over how to influence political debate: As national correspondent Heidi Schlumpf reports, "The most intense discussion during the Nov. 11-13 meeting here of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops concerned whether opposition to abortion is the 'preeminent' issue or not."

In impeachment hearings, Democrats must speak as moral patriots: Amid the impeachment hearings, "the political calculus for both parties necessarily changes," writes Michael Sean Winters. The Dems must "convince the American people that their efforts are not driven by partisan concerns."

Nothing is too marvelous for God: Nicole Trahan posits that who "work in vocations and formation ministry are like those who run the middle leg of a relay race. We do what we do for the sake of those who were before us — our founders, those who trusted in God enough to take risks that seem crazy from the outside looking in. And for the sake of those who are behind us — those who are being called to this wonderful, challenging, beautiful way of life."   

Your thoughts on traditional Latin Mass: Readers sounded off on two opinion pieces about the practice of the Latin Mass.

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