Copy Desk Daily, Oct. 24, 2019

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It's almost been 30 years: Theologian Jesuit Fr. Jon Sobrino remembers his mentor, Fr. Ignacio Ellacuría, and other colleagues who were killed at the University of Central America in El Salvador by the army. He talks about how the country's problems persist, even though the war is officially over — and what to do. GSR's Chris Herlinger visited him earlier this year. Here's his moving report.

This companion piece on GSR is a must-read: El Salvador sisters see hope, work for change in a still-violent society

Bishop Ricardo Ernesto Centellas Guzman said that before considering the proposal from some members of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon to ordain women deacons and married viri probati, or men of proven virtue, the current "model of the church, which is too hierarchal, must change."

It seems that the needle is stuck on indifference, lack of compassion, and an unwillingness to stand up to injustice. But we have prophetic voices calling us to reclaim our responsibility and dignity. Read this column by Sr. Barbara Smith, Adorer of the Blood of Christ.

"Sisters, is your life easy?" an acquaintance asked. It was relatively easy for me to answer: "Easy? No. Good? Yes." Still, the question has stayed with me. Read this column by Sr. Emily TeKolste, a temporary professed Sister of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.

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