Copy Desk Daily, Nov. 28, 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).

On this U.S. Thanksgiving Day weekend, we offer you:

  • A new movie review by Pauline Sr. Rose Pacatte: She says though "The Two Popes" is largely fictional, it deals well with church history, the papacy, the mysteries of faith and communion. It also has something to say about the antagonistic level of public discourse in the U.S.
  • A perspective on student activists speaking up for the planet: On the same day that Notre Dame students called on Mayor Pete Buttigieg and the South Bend Common Council to enact a version of the Green New Deal, former students recalled their demands from 50 years ago.
  • Some beautiful ways to think of thanks: Global Sisters Report looks through its treasury of good columns and selected a few about gratefulness to inspire, comfort and motivate you.
  • An interview with David Newell, who worked with Fred Rogers for three decades on the children's show, including playing "Mr. McFeely" in the Neighborhood (McFeely is Rogers' middle name, by the way): He spoke with NCR about the personal faith and sense of mission that animated Rogers' work and how that revealed itself in his daily life with "kindnesses," big and small.
  • A start to Advent from GSR Horizons columnist Sr. Colleen Gibson: The new space that we are making requires intention. It isn't meant to be filled with preparations that raise our anxiety and stress; it's about embodying all the graces that come from expectation.

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