Copy Desk Daily, Nov. 21, 2019

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 (NCR's project exploring faith and climate change).

As an alumna of the choir that accompanied the St. Louis Jesuits in the 1970s, Sr. Judith Best says she was honored to be among those invited to sing at their final concert. Memories triggered by songs brought to mind a lifetime of being loved by a God beyond all names.

"Are these our Jesuit values?" read one poster set up at the plaza outside the school's O'Neill Library. Other signs accused the administration of accepting "dirty money" and urged officials to instead put the "planet over profit" by rejecting "climate denier dollars." Read: Boston College students and faculty push to reject Koch funding – and Koch values

She's back ... well, not exactly. Read Melinda Henneberger's Home for a visit, a year after leaving the church

Why young people in the colonia of La Chacra join gangs is still a mystery to Sr. Regina Martinez Méndez, even after five years of years of ministering in the neighborhood on the eastern outskirts of the capital city of San Salvador. Healing the wounds of violence and offering support for communities affected by gang activity are at the center of ministries like those of Martinez.

This week's Young Voices column: There are some whose social justice work can be a balm to those they serve. There are also those who are as vicious as St. Peter cutting off someone's ear — though today the cutting tends to be from trolling words.

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