Copy Desk Daily, Nov. 22, 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 on faith and climate change).

Michael Sean Winters asks: Who would go to jail for Donald Trump? Apparently, not Ambassador Gordon Sondland, whose testimony to the House Committee might as well have have included: "Last one to the lawyer for the committee is going to spend a long time in jail."

It doesn't take an ecclesiologist after witnessing the dysfunction of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the group's recent meeting in Baltimore. Read NCR's latest editorial: The failed leadership of US bishops is clear.

Phyllis Zagano says the Amazon synod exposed the far-right's seeming all-in-one message packaging: They deny climate change and decry married priests, women deacons, and the pope himself. Can you believe the thief who threw the statues in the river is on a U.S. speaking tour? Read more here.

The best way to persuade fossil fuel executives to do something about the climate crisis, in the view of Notre Dame President and Holy Cross Fr. John Jenkins, is to provide them with reasons and options that appeal to their shareholders and board members. Read more about his strategy.

Each year, the students flock to a hotel just outside of Washington. Like migrating birds signaling winter, you can tell the time of year by the arrival of the high schoolers, college students and young alumni from Jesuit universities around the country. Read about this year's Ignatian Family Teach-In.

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