Copy Desk Daily, Feb. 14, 2020

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Reaction continues to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia, his response to the Amazon synod.

Pope shares with U.S. bishops his frustration with reaction to Amazon text: U.S. bishops spent time with Pope Francis yesterday, and they conveyed some of his comments about exhortation reactions that caught his eye.

Excommunicated hermits — and their cats — finally find peace: Three hermits have been on "an odyssey like no other," seeking isolation from what they perceived as the world's sins, to be closer to God. Their journey culminated in excommunication.

In bone-chilling numbers, femicides in Mexico are a national emergency: "On average, 10 women are murdered every day in Mexico. ... Official figures show that 3,142 women and girls were killed in 2019, and only 726 of those cases are being investigated as femicides. But women's rights activists say that number is way too low."

Your thoughts on author and speaker Matthew Kelly: NCR readers respond to national correspondent Heidi Schlumpf's three-part series. From one reader: " 'Feed my lambs, feed my sheep' and it's OK to get rich doing it?"

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