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Copy Desk Daily, Feb. 20, 2020

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

Catholic schools slow to accept cultural significance of black hair

The problem of hair discrimination disproportionately affects black students, and one Catholic school in the Brooklyn Diocese faces a lawsuit over its policies.

Links for 2/20/20

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Advice on defending democracy; popular progressive policies; "moderate" Democrats' bad ideas; the failure of the nuclear family.

Francis, the comic strip

Francis, the comic strip: Br. Leo gets an unmarked global map to test his geography skills. He's having some trouble.

The call to inclusion means we move past our arguments

Young Voices: Three encounters at my motherhouse — involving significant differences of opinion — gave me pause and had me reflecting on progressive and inclusive authenticity.

Will the real pro-life political party please stand up?

The presidential election is shaping up to be a tough one for those who see it literally as a matter of life and death.

In or out?

Pencil Preaching for Thursday, February 20, 2020

Judge says abuse victims' attorney can question retired Rochester bishop

A federal bankruptcy judge has ruled that an attorney for victims of sexual abuse may question retired Bishop Matthew Clark of Rochester under oath about his knowledge of sexual abuse during his years as head of the diocese.

Abuse victims look to Vatican after UN meetings in Geneva

Three deaf victims of sexual abuse by priests in Argentina wrapped up a string of meetings with United Nations human rights officials in Geneva Feb.19, hoping to build pressure on the Vatican — and Pope Francis himself — to come clean about the crimes committed against them.

Another Catholic diocese seeks bankruptcy after abuse deals

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, six months after disclosing it had paid millions of dollars to people sexually abused as children by its clerics.