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After pressure from lay group, West Virginia diocese agrees to audit

Archbishop William Lori announced July 17 that the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will undergo an independent financial audit. The move was a response to the "Not a Dime for the Diocese" campaign, led by Lay Catholic Voices for Change, which urged Catholics not to donate to diocesan causes this weekend.

Bishop urges lawmakers to end 'stranglehold' on immigration to U.S.

A Pennsylvania bishop has called on U.S. lawmakers "to please work as hard as you can" on legislation that "releases the unnecessary stranglehold on immigration to the United States that has caused tragic and inhumane consequences."

Residents fight to keep Amazon alive, 'but big money speaks louder'

Change is roiling the water around Santarem. The city already has a large port where riverboats call with passengers, and freighters load soy and corn from the country's agricultural heartland.

Copy Desk Daily, July 19, 2019

NCR Today: The Copy Desk Daily highlights the news and opinion that's crossed copy editors' desks, on its way to readers.

Trump may make America great again after all -- when we show how out of step he is

Distinctly Catholic: The House resolution condemning Trump's racism is a civics lesson that teaches us why America is great. The Democrats must communicate this positive vision to the electorate.

A sense of in between

NCR Connections: We live constantly, don't we, in that tension between authority and charism, between exuberant freedom and institutional necessities, between Francis at the moment of conversion and the Franciscan reality as it has played out over centuries.

How Mother Angelica's 'miracle of God' became a global media empire

The feisty, habited nun emerged as a culture warrior in the mid-1990s, just as battle lines were being drawn in the church and broader U.S. culture. Her savvy business decisions and more than one showdown with a member of the hierarchy helped catapult EWTN into becoming a multimillion-dollar conglomerate.

Your thoughts on the crisis at our southern border

Your thoughts: Within the past month, NCR published three editorials calling for Catholics to pay attention to the humanitarian crisis happening at our southern border. 

Pope's quotes: Children have much to teach us

Pope's quotes: "Children, who have no problem in understanding God, have much to teach us: they tell us that He accomplishes great things in those who put up no resistance to Him, who are simple and sincere, without duplicity."

I desire mercy

Pencil Preaching for Friday, July 19, 2019