Copy Desk Daily, Sept. 25, 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.

Archbishop Chaput gives notice after tenure of culture war and consolidation: Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput turns 75 Sept. 26. Per church law, he has already sent the Vatican his resignation. News editor Peter Feuerherd spoke to area Catholics about the archbishop's eight-year tenure, which will end soon.

Book on pagan-Christian culture wars sweeps its metaphors too far: Michael Sean Winters continues his review of Steven Smith's Pagans and Christians in the City: Culture Wars from the Tiber to the Potomac. From Page 244 on, things take a turn.

Family abandonment features in three new memoirs: Three writers from different countries each share their family stories, covering betrayal, conflict and obsession, respectively.

'Seeing is believing' on the border: At Global Sisters Report, Mary Vanderhoof spent a week at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. She left heartbroken but filled with love for the migrant families she met. 

From AP: Biden's abortion shift tests the politics of his faith

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