FRIDAY LATE EDITION

QUERIDA AMAZONIA POST FACTUM:
The Smoking Gun Finally Appears – One Mad Mom
Pope Francis Approves Leonardo Boff, Throws Fritz Löbinger into the Tiber – Edward Pentin Blog
Meeting Between Francis & Lula Causing Controversy in Brazil – Eduardo Campos Lima at Crux
Why Did Francis Punt on Married Priests in His Amazon Document? – John L. Allen, Jr., at Crux
Why the Amazon Synod? – Fr. Hugh Somerville-Knapman, O.S.B.,  at Dominus Mihi Adjutor

Some Problems, But No Radical Departure – Shane Schaetzel at Complete Christianity
Amazonia Dreaming – Robert Royal, Ph.D., at The Catholic Thing
Pope Francis’s Dream – Matthew Walther at The Week
The Day Nothing Happened – David Warren at The Catholic Thing
We Can Only Be Grateful to Francis for This Unusual & Unexpected Clarity – Bp. M. Eleganti, Th.D.
8 Questions (& Answers) About the Pope’s New Document – Jimmy Akin at NC Register
Card. Hummes Pushes for Married Priests, & Lula Meets the Pope – Edward Pentin at NC Rgstr
Francis Stands Firm – R.R. Reno at First Things
What the Pope’s Amazon Document Actually Says – Christopher R. Altieri at Catholic Herald
Pope Would Be Disappointed by Focus on Priestly Ordination of Married Men – CNA via NC Rgstr

MORNING ISSUE:
How Canada Lost Its Mind – Donald DeMarco, Ph.D., at Crisis Magazine
Justice Ginsburg Admits Pro-Abortion ERA is Dead, Tells Feminists to “Start Over” – Life News
Live Perpetual Adoration Of The Blessed Sacrament Via Adorecast – Team Catholify

After Priest Says Pedophilia Doesn’t Kill Anyone, Bishop Tobin Responds – CNA via NC Register
A Leak from the Medjugorje Study Commission – Richard Chonak at Catholic Light (but not lite!)
The Best Place to Start Raising Funds – Brice Sokolowski at CatholicFundraiser.net
Pope Francis Shares with U.S. Bishops His Frustration with Reaction to Amazon Text – CNS
De-Queering the National Parks – Charles Coulombe at Crisis Magazine
‘Canceled’ Rad Fems & Catholic Church: Unlikely Allies Believe Women are Female – The CWR
Why I Became A Catholic – Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Quæritur: Adoption, ‘Rescue’ of Frozen IVF Embryos Thru Surrogate Motherhood – Fr. Z’s Blog
Before & After: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Pickerington, Ohio – Liturgical Arts Journal
Secular Monks – Andrew Taggart at First Things
Putting Balance in My Life: A Lenten Goal – Dennis Dillon at Catholic Stand
Burying the Alleluja 2020 – Gregory DiPippo at New Liturgical Movement
A Turning Point in America’s Half-Century-Long Abortion War? – Russell Shaw at The CWR
The Usefulness of Latin – Joseph Shaw, Ph.D., at The Chairman’s Blog
The Rise of the Iconoclasts – Menny Thoughts at Convert’s Quest
Pakistan Court Validates Forced Conversion, Marriage of Christian Girl to Muslim – Mng Str Nws
Professor Warns Change to St. Louis Univ. Core Curriculum Waters Down Catholic Identity – Crux
Irrationality: It’s in Atheism’s DNA – Tom Gilsonat The Stream
Connecticut Students Sue Over Trans-Athlete School Policy – CNA via National Catholic Register
Challenges Lie Ahead for First Lay President of Papal Foundation – Brian Fraga at Our Sndy Vstr
The Building Of Civilization Leads To God, Destroying Leads To Evil – David Warren at Essays. . .
Church in Hong Kong Issues Dispensation From Mass to Stop Spread of Coronavirus – uCatholic
Church Decimated after Upper-Caste Hindus Stir Hostilities in Andhra Pradesh, India – Mrnng. . .

Video(s):
Fr. Murray & Dr. Royal on Exhortation, Devastating Interview with Card. Zen on Red China – Fr. Z

Quick Link(s):
Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Valentine – Donald R. McClarey, J.D., at The American Catholic

Saint Valentine’s Day:
8 Powerful Ways to Pray for Your Spouse, in One Amazing Infographic – ChurchPOP
Saints For Those With Lonely Hearts – Alex R. Hey at epicPew
Valentine’s Day Needs St. Valentine Again – Anthony S. Layne at Catholic Stand
What Did Saint Valentine Look Like? 3D Facial Reconstruction Reveals the Look of Love – uCthlc
Pray This Prayer To Be a Better Spouse – Philip Kosloski at Aleteia
St. Valentine: How a Beheaded Martyr Became the Poster Child for Romantic Love – Cthlc Herald
On Thomas Aquinas’s Treatise on Happiness & Ultimate Purpose – J. Budziszewski, Ph.D.
Before You Fall In Love, Get Married! – Robert Cheaib at Aleteia
All Alone on Valentine’s Day: 12 Econ Facts to Fill the Void – Foundation for Economic Education
Caring for Others Means Loving Them in the Midst of Their Suffering – J. Ewing at Cthlc Exchng
True Love – David Warren at Essays in Idleness
Is Chocolate Love? An Augustinian Valentines Reflection – Jonathan Stodola at Clrfyng Cthlcsm
St. Valentine’s Day & the Marital Mission – Richard Fitzgibbons at The Catholic World Report
How the Love of Husband & Wife is Fed by The Eucharist – Philip Kosloski at Aleteia
How St. Valentine’s Day is Celebrated Around the World – Theresa Civantos Barber at Aleteia
What Does His Love Look Like? – Joannie Watson at Integrated Catholic Life™
Why Saint Valentine Remains More Relevant than Ever – Michele Chronister at Cthlc Exchange
Young People Aspire To Marriage, So Let’s Offer Them More Than a Valentine – Mercatornet

Meditate Daily on St. Paul’s Definition of Love – Philip Kosloski at Aleteia

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