Copy Desk Daily, Nov. 8, 2019

Our team of copy editors reads and posts most of what you see on the websites for National Catholic Reporter and Global Sisters Report (the NCR project focusing on women religious). The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed our desks on their way to you.

Atlanta, New York City, Indianapolis and San Bernardino: NCR's new EarthBeat project takes a look at how four dioceses are actually doing something about the climate crisis, putting Pope Francis' Laudato Si' into action.

The church in Poland recently proposed beatification for 16 members of the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Catherine the Virgin and Martyr. Their deaths at the hands of Soviet soldiers in 1945 are among many untold stories from behind the Iron Curtain, and now 30 years after Berlin Wall fell, Catholics seek to recognize heroic Eastern European sisters. "Despite all the changes worldwide, we're only beginning to hear about their communist-era struggles," says one Polish expert.

At a table with other sinners, the Eucharist unites — although that unity is often a struggle, writes Sr. Julia Walsh. As an example: the news that a South Carolina priest refused Communion to Catholic candidate Joe Biden. (An incident that readers had lots of opinions about, and Letters to the Editor rounds up your thoughts on denying the Eucharist.)

What are the seven deadly sins of Donald Trump? Michael Sean Winters takes stock.

Marco Rubio's 'common-good capitalism' considered: The Republican senator is invoking Catholic teaching, but his new message has more to do with Trumpian populism, argues Stephen Schneck.

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