Copy Desk Daily, Oct. 11, 2019

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Cardinal John Henry Newman, an English convert to Catholicism, is seen as an architect of the church as we know it today. With Newman, the church gains its 'saint for modern times' — he is set to be canonized on Oct. 13.

On retreat at the Desert House of Prayer, Sr. Tracey Horan found unexpected kinship with a prickly, aged, sturdy creature on her hikes, where she was led beyond fear: befriending the saguaro.

Readers share their thoughts on impeachment, part two: this time not only in reaction to NCR's editorial, but to other readers' letters on the issue.

Keep up with news on the Synod for the Amazon. In case you missed it, yesterday Joshua McElwee reported that the pope's path to allow married priests for Amazon is straightforward, say canon lawyers.

Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese is also following the Synod of Bishops in Rome, his latest entries being Brazilian cardinal urges synod to open doors, knock down walls and build bridges and Amazonian bishops condemn attacks on rainforest and indigenous peoples.

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