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Copy Desk Daily, Nov. 19, 2019

NCR Today: The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed the copy editors' desks on their way to you.

Irish priest addresses climate crisis in Pakistan

Columban Fr. Liam O'Callaghan is coordinator of the ecology commission for the Hyderabad Diocese in southern Pakistan. Translating Laudato Si', researching water filters for marginalized people to use and educating about care for the Earth are some ways he tries to influence change.

Francis, the comic strip

Francis, the comic strip: Brother Leo gets the scoop from the squirrels.

Links for 11/19/19

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Pro-life Democratic governor reelected; dissenters want Francis to "repent"; impeachment news from the "I told you so" file.

Why I haven't left the church

Perspective: Leaving the church doesn't sound like a choice a Catholic journalist would consider. Yet I have considered it twice in my life: as a teenager and just last year.

Come on down

Pencil Preaching for Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Bishops organize talks in Bolivia as protests become deadly

Bolivian bishops are organizing talks between political factions as protests against the nation's new government become increasingly deadly.

Energy-efficient lights to adorn Vatican Christmas tree

The Vatican's Christmas tree will be adorned with energy-saving lights, the governing office of Vatican City said.

Religious fundamentalism is a 'plague,' pope says

Interreligious dialogue is an important way to counter fundamentalist groups as well as the unjust accusation that religions sow division, Pope Francis said.

Catholic leaders thank Rodney Reed supporters, pray for justice

Five days before his scheduled execution, death-row inmate Rodney Reed was granted an indefinite stay of his execution.