Copy Desk Daily, Oct. 31, 2019

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 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.

Yesterday, NCR launched its new climate portal, EarthBeat, a dedicated space for news about Catholics and others taking action to solve the climate change crisis. 

From NCR climate editor Bill Mitchell, an overview of the initiative: Welcome to EarthBeat, NCR's new climate portal.

From staff writer Brian Roewe, a profile of 18-year-old Nick Venner, one of 21 young plaintiffs suing the federal government for inaction on climate change: Meet the young Catholic suing the government over climate change.

"Simmering acrimony over the decision-making, communications and mindset of the much-watched seven-year episcopacy of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone breached the surface of an early October convocation of clergy." Dan Morris-Young reports: San Francisco priests voice frustrations with Cordileone at convocation.

The human face of the Blackjewel coal mine bankruptcy: Kentucky miners, formerly employed by bankrupt coal mining operation Blackjewel, are struggling to survive; they shared their stories with NCR.

"Much happens in the space between. Where I end and you begin. Where day ends and night begins. Where we end and God begins." From Young Voices columnist Jocelyn A. Sideco: We celebrate 'thin places' where meeting occurs.

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