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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC WORLD NEWS January 20, 2017 7 NOTICE Financial businesses, institutions and individuals who are currently doing business with the Diocese of Marquette, or wish to in the future, are welcome to advertise their services in the same issue that contains the Diocesan Annual Report. The Diocesan Annual Report is an overview of the activities and financial position of the Diocese of Marquette during the previous year. Projected Issue Date: March 10, 2017 Advertising Cut-off February 15, 2017 Contact Dcn. Steve for rate information 1-866-452-5112 upc@new.rr.com (CNA/EWTN News) - The Dominicans have posted a social media greeting for the 110th birthday of Sister Marie Bernadette, the oldest Do- minican sister in the world. Sister Marie Bernadette, who lives in Dax, in Frances Nouvelle-Aqui- taine region, is not only the oldest sister in the order but she also set a historic record for her years of profession. In a Jan. 5 post on the Dominicains de Bordeaux Facebook page, the Domini- cans quoted the sisters su- perior on the occasion of her birthday: For me, whats most beautiful is that she will be professed for 90 years this coming April 18!!! Thats a record. Sister Marie Bernadette Pope says teach children the faith by example Dominican celebrates 110th birthday BY HANNAH BROCKHAUS CNA/EWTN NEWS Pope Francis baptized 28 babies during Mass in the Sistine Chapel, reminding parents that by asking for the sacrament of baptism, the gift of faith, for their child, they have a responsibility to guard it and to help it deepen. The faith is to believe what is the truth. God the Father who sent his son, and the spirit who gives life, he said Jan. 8. But faith is also to trust in God, and that you must teach them, with your example, with your life. Saint John Paul II started the custom for the Pope to baptize babies in the Sistine Chapel on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The Baptism of the Lord is typically celebrated by the Church on the Sunday following Jan. 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, unless in a particular country the Epiphany is celebrated on Jan. 7 or 8, as it is in the US. In that instance the Baptism of the Lord is then celebrat- ed the following Monday. In his homily, Pope Francis said faith must be lived, a journey that must be walked and which must give witness. And the faith is light: in the baptismal ceremony you will be giv- en a lighted candle, as in the early days of the Church. And for this reason baptism, in those days, was called illumination, because faith illuminates the heart, makes things seen with a different light, he said. During the liturgy some of the infants started to cry. Pope Fran- cis then commented on the concert which was starting in the chapel, saying that he likes to think that Jesus' first sermon was to cry while in the stable in Bethlehem. He also assured mothers not to worry about nursing their children if they needed to be fed, saying they should do so without fear, with total normality, just as Mary likely nursed the baby Jesus. In asking for baptism, you asked for the faith, Pope Francis reminded the parents. The Church gives the faith to your children through baptism, and you have the task to make it grow, preserve it, and it becomes a testimony to all the others. This is the meaning of this ceremony. Concluding, he noted how the task for parents of growing and guarding the faith in their children is a testimony for all of us: even for us clergy, priests, bishops, everyone. CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY DANIEL IBANEZ Pope Francis kisses a baby during the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Aug. 24, 2016. (CNA/EWTN News) - The Egyptian Army corps of engineers has completed the restoration of Saint Marks Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, where a terrorist attack last month left 27 dead. In a statement published on its Facebook page, the Egyptian Army reported that the areas of the church damaged by the attack were quickly repaired by direct order of President Abdel Fattah Sisi so that Coptic Christians could celebrate the feast of Christ- mas there. Coptic Christians who represent 10 percent of the population of Egypt and often face building restrictions and other obstacles in practicing their faith celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7. The Coptic Cathedral of Saint Mark, located in the Al Abasiya neighborhood, was damaged Dec. 11 by a suicide bombing. The tar- get of the attack was the Saint Peter and Saint Paul chapel, an annex to the cathedral, where Mass was being celebrated at the time. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which is among the deadliest against civilians in Egypt in recent years. The majority of the dead and injured were women and children. This church is also the seat of the Egyptian Coptic Church and is the cathedra of Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II. Pope Francis condemned the attack, saying that in face of vio- lence, there is only one possible response: faith in God and unity in human and civil values. Egyptian cathedral restored after December bombing

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