Copy Desk Daily, Nov. 6, 2019

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His dog's gaze and wagging tail illustrated for Brian Swimme a moment in the process of creation, back to the beginnings of life and into the future: "We live in a universe that is developing on every level." He was one of a group of scholars who gathered at Georgetown University to explore Passionist Fr. Thomas Berry's 'New Story' with an eye on climate change. The work toward realizing the late eco-theologian's prophetic vision of an ecological awakening goes on, as people of faith raise their voices in the face of setbacks: Catholics call Trump's move from Paris climate deal 'unconscionable.'

GSR's Notes from the Field returns with new bloggers who are volunteering with sisters' ministries. In her first contribution, Honorine Uwimana, a St. Joseph Worker in Orange, California, asks herself: "What if my five loaves and two fishes can nourish society?"

At NCR, Michael Sean Winters asks the question behind the synod: How can and should change happen in the church? The naysayers of the left and right need to realize the answer is not simple, he says.

The ideas of development and change predominate the insights in a hefty new book by Australian theologian Ormond Rush. Paul Lakeland reviews The Vision of Vatican II.

ICYMI: Repeated bad experiences have informed Zita Ballinger Fletcher's view that the Latin Mass has become a cult of toxic tradition.

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