Copy Desk Daily, March 6, 2020

by Mick Forgey

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Our team of copy editors reads and posts most of what you see on the websites for National Catholic Reporter, Global Sisters Report and EarthBeat. The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed our desks on their way to you.

Turning the abuse crisis discussion to deeper themes: Executive editor Tom Roberts conducted separate interviews with two Catholic leaders — Sr. Carol Zinn and Archbishop Charles Scicluna — whose ideas shift the discussion about the clergy sex abuse crisis "away from a focus on institutional change to the less measurable work of transformation, the significance of relationships and the need for members of the hierarchy to confront that culture's past."

At EarthBeat, Sarah Mac Donald reports on a study showing that "women are disproportionately hurt by climate change and corporate human rights violations throughout the world."

In our day, in the US, we are all Christ-of-culture accommodationists: Michael Sean Winters concludes his retreat with Part 5 of a dialogue exploring H. Richard Niebuhr's book Christ and Culture.

Living Lent amid the dust of demolished pedestals: Sr. Rhonda Miska writes a Lenten reflection that touches upon Jean Vanier, the temptation of pedestals and "living saints," and the need for community, accountability and guidance.

NCR readers sound off via letters to the editor: Your thoughts on geofencing, women in the church, pro-life movement and more.

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