Copy Desk Daily, March 20, 2020

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The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed the copy editors' desks on their way to you: National Catholic Reporter, Global Sisters Report and EarthBeat.

It seems like there is coronavirus news and not coronavirus news. Of course, what writer can think to write of anything else?

Here's one: EarthBeat is still running Lenten Daily Food Reflections that can help take you out of the fatiguing news flood and into mindfulness, prayer.

Also on EarthBeat, a story about how forest destruction that accelerates climate change can also encourage the emergence of diseases. Indigenous leaders are criticizing companies for replacing forests with soy, palm and cattle plantations. Read more.

And as pandemic becomes standard fare, there are new ways to look at it and at our relationships, even to the church. Don Clemmer writes that as suspended Masses are nearly universal now, COVID-19 has prompted layers of response that bring into focus how the church is intertwined with the wider society, reliant on revenue and served by people on payrolls. Read about new ways to be church.

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