Copy Desk Daily, March 9, 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.

Jesuit Refugee Service worker tells migrants' stories in their own words: Dying to Live collects stories from people who number among the over 70 million refugees worldwide. "It made me see quite forcibly that we're not talking about something that happens to people 'out there,' " author Danielle Vella said. Maria Benevento, former NCR Bertelsen intern, reports.

Michael Sean Winters agreed entirely with Harold Meyerson's words on March 5: "Earlier today, the candidate who would have made the best president of the United States ended her candidacy." Things fell apart for Warren, but as Winters sees it, she did a great service for the Democratic Party: Warren lost her ascendancy, but she did something wonderful for the Democrats.

Demolition, family strife push boys to the streets of Nairobi: Sr. Caroline Ngatia "runs Kwetu Home of Peace, where homeless boys ages 8-14 are plucked three times a year from the streets and slums in Nairobi and elsewhere and inducted into a process of reintegration," Doreen Ajiambo reports. 

"A national-level group of Catholic women has asked the head of the Catholic Church in India to take steps to remove a rape-accused prelate from the bishop's house as his presence there threatens the case's fair trial": Sisters in Solidarity letter urges Mulakkal's removal from bishop's house.

"In Manila, the Philippines: I meet the homeless along the street, begging at doors, camping under the bridge, stopping vehicles on the road asking for coins, lying on the sidewalks — so frail and exposed to rain and sun. I was prejudiced, skeptical and indifferent about them. I thought they were lazy, people with no dream and vision — until last May when I started to accompany them": A journey with the homeless.

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