Copy Desk Daily, Oct. 15, 2019

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Visit EarthBeat, NCR's new reporting project that explores the ways Catholics and other faith groups are taking action on the climate crisis.

Contributor Jonathan Luxmoore reports from the Vatican on the canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman, met with enthusiasm from British leaders and the people whose miracles moved his cause along. English-speaking Catholics welcome Newman as saint in 'troubled times.' And in a commentary, an ethicist considers Pope Francis, Newman and the canonization of conscience.

'Success' in religious life: What is it? Obsessing on a congregation's days of big numbers may not be the best place to look for an answer to that question, writes Margaret Susan Thompson, an associate with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe, Michigan.*

"Latinos now tell me that for the first time in their lives they feel unsafe, even in El Paso. They feel that they have targets on their backs because of their skin color and language. They feel that they are being made to live in their own home as a 'stranger in a foreign land.' " In a pastoral letter following the mass shooting in August, El Paso Bishop Mark Seitz calls out racism but urges accused shooter's life be spared.

ICYMI: Vatican police chief resigns over leaks about raid on Secretariat of State. The Vatican said Domenico Giani, police chief since 2006 and Pope Francis' primary bodyguard, resigned "out of love for the church."

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* This article has been edited to correct Margaret Susan Thompson's association with the congregation.


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