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Pencil Preaching for Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Journalist who covered civil rights activism reflects on the MLK legacy

Commentary: For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NCR former editor Arthur Jones shares reporting from the March on Washington in 1963, and the 1964 Democratic National Convention, where he met King.

Copy Desk Daily, Jan. 20, 2020

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

Where has the aspirational quality of American democracy gone?

Distinctly Catholic: It is grimly ironic that 30 years after "we won" the Cold War, a new curtain has come down, this one made of political self-interest and not of iron and running right down the center of the U.S. Senate chamber.

You can get your 'meat' fix without exacting a pound of flesh from animals

It's Happening: Have you heard of Impossible Foods or Beyond Meat? These products may be the key to ending our consumption of animals, which is healthier for us and for the planet.

Fast or feast?

Pencil Preaching for Monday, January 20, 2020

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Pencil Preaching for Sunday, January 19, 2020

EarthBeat Weekly: The planet as patient

If only we responded to the scientific probabilities of climate change in the same way we react to the odds presented in medical diagnoses, the planet would have a much healthier future.

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Questions to set us on fire

Scripture for Life: John points us toward the one he called the Lamb of God who can take away the sin of the world. Following the Lamb of God will give us the grace to evaluate the stuff of our lives.

Dorothy Day documentary examines the woman and might-be saint

Day "understood how to live an authentic life," says filmmaker Martin Doblmeir. With "Revolution of the Heart," he hopes to bring her to a wider audience at a time when she's needed more than ever.