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Joe Biden and other candidates speak to diverse faith leaders, activists

A number of Democratic presidential candidates addressed a group of faith leaders and activists during a gathering hosted by the Poor People's Campaign. 

In pastoral statement, California bishops outline Laudato Si' action plan

Our Common Home: In their 19-page pastoral statement, the bishops called on parents, teachers and catechists to "create an environmental consciousness within all Catholic families" and challenged public officials and business leaders to strengthen water systems and pursue carbon emission reductions . "It is our hope that this pastoral statement will inspire creative, life-giving responses here in California," they wrote.

Copy Desk Daily, June 18, 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.

New ways of being church, in the public square and in the chanceries

NCR Connections: California Catholic initiative points to new ways of engaging with worrisome cultural trends; and the decadeslong, slow-moving implosion of clericalism is accelerating.

How much corruption can we tolerate in the church before we leave?

Social sin and systemic corruption abound. But moral perversity that harms the young or vulnerable deserves no quarter. We cannot tolerate its institutional protection. And so I ask, how "much" corruption can I tolerate in my church?

Links for 6/18/19

Political news and commentary roundup: There are voters who only vote for change; Puerto Rico's oversight board reached a deal; the public is not as extreme as the Democratic Party on abortion

Francis, the comic strip

Francis, the comic strip: Francis talks with a bishop about his plan for evangelizing young people.

Sing Sunday, even in the summer

Daily Easter Reflections: After the great 90 days of Lent and Easter and the two great feasts that American Catholics celebrate on the two Sundays after Pentecost, June sees the return of the "green Sundays." 

Children of God

Impossible Dream or the only way forward?

Notre Dame is more than a tourist attraction, says Paris archbishop

Everyone, it seems, has an idea for how to rebuild Notre Dame.