Copy Desk Daily, Sept. 19, 2019

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Intergenerational solidarity: Elders join youth in climate strikes​​: “They’re loud and they’re persistent,” Sr. Mary Pendergast says of young people. “They’re going to make this happen. People of my generation are not going to make it happen. They’re still doing business as usual, in spite of all of the evidence that we are in a catastrophe.”

Fr. Paul Offu is one of three priests who have been killed this year in Nigeria. After Offu’s death on Aug. 1, his fellow priests took to the streets in protest: Nigerians seek security after killing of priests.

Cokie Roberts: trailblazing journalist, Catholic citizen, ‘the real deal’: Executive editor Tom Roberts remembers “a wonderful public Catholic, someone for whom faith was so obviously an influence in her relentless pursuit of the truth but also in her broad embrace of humanity and, indeed, of other faiths.”

Sr. Helen Prejean knows how change happens. So, amid the injustices of the United States and the Catholic Church, she sees hope. From NCR Bertelsen intern Jesse Remedios: ‘All about the waking-up’: Helen Prejean shares hope with Georgetown audience

Sr. Ilia Delio’s ‘Birth of a Dancing Star’ memoir is about discovering God in the chaos of life: Nichole Carrubba finds within Delio’s memoir “beautiful language that is imbued with a love of God and in a voice that is quintessentially Catholic.”

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