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Copy Desk Daily, Nov. 13, 2019

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

'Dear Joan Chittister' shares women's correspondence with Sister Joan

Book Review: For editor Jessie Bazan, Dear Joan Chittister was an opportunity to share the sense of hope that women in the church were able to cultivate, despite the weight of the topics they discussed.

A year after Baltimore flood: three lessons learned

After more than a year leading local recovery efforts from a massive flood, two pastors have a toolkit lessons they can draw from in the event that another storm hits their neighborhood.

When disaster strikes: the emerging roles of local churches

When severe storms caused a massive flash flood in a Baltimore neighborhood back in May 2018, pastors of local churches found themselves coordinating relief and recovery efforts — roles they never imagined they'd have to fulfill.

U.S. bishops' conference clearly divided between Team Francis, culture warriors

Distinctly Catholic: To what degree have the U.S. bishops, and the staff they have assembled at the conference headquarters in Washington, embraced the magisterium of Pope Francis and to what degree are they resisting his lead?

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Pencil Preaching for Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Cardinal Pell granted final appeal of conviction on sexual abuse charges

Cardinal George Pell, who was sentenced to six years in prison in March, will remain in jail pending the High Court of Australia's decision on his appeal, expected to come in 2020.

Bishops approve new hymn texts for the Liturgy of the Hours

The U.S. bishops voted to approve close to 300 new hymn texts for the Liturgy of the Hours. The Nov. 12 vote was 205-5 with two abstentions.

Immigration reform among priorities for new USCCB president

It will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez that immigration reform is at the top of his priority list as the newly elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Archbishop Gomez elected U.S. bishops' conference president; first Latino in post

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles was elected to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the bishops' fall general assembly in Baltimore.