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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC June 16, 2017 3 (USPS 916-360 ISSN 10634525) THE U.P. CATHOLIC The Newspaper of the Diocese of Marquette Publisher: Most Rev. John F. Doerfler Editor: John Fee Assistant Editor: Jamie Gualdoni Advertising Manager: Deacon Stephen Gretzinger Administrative Assistant: Sheila Wickenheiser Direct all news, correspondence and changes of address to: 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI 49855-8851. Postal authorities direct Form 3579 to: 1004 Harbor Hills Dr., Marquette, MI 49855. The U.P. CATHOLIC is the official publication of the Diocese of Marquette. All notices and regulations, appointments, assignments, etc., issued under the caption 'Official' are to be regarded as official communications of the Diocese of Marquette. Opinion columns, letters to the editor and advertisements that appear in this publication do not necessarily reflect the opinions held by The U.P. Catholic or the Diocese of Marquette. The diocese is prohibited from endorsing candidates for public office. Office of Publication: 1004 Harbor Hills Dr., Marquette, Michigan. Periodical postage paid at Marquette, Michigan, 49855 and at additional entry office. Published semimonthly except during January, June, July, August, September, and November. The U.P. Catholic is provided to all registered U.P. parishioners. The cost for subscribers who are not registered members of a parish in the Marquette Diocese is $25/year. Advertising is $14.86/col inch unless specified otherwise. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The U.P. Catholic, 1004 Harbor Hills Drive, Marquette, MI 49855-8851. FOR CHANGE OF ADDRESS or SUBSCRIPTION QUESTIONS CALL (906) 227-9104 Telephone: (906) 227-9131 Toll Free: 1-800-562-9745 (ext. 131) FAX: (906) 225-0437 ADVERTISING Toll-Free: (866) 452-5112 E-Mail: Editorial - editor@dioceseofmarquette.org Advertising - upc@new.rr.com A simple life W hen I moved to Mar- quette just over three years ago, I questioned why I owned so much when I started to pack my things. It was a good opportunity to give away possessions that I did not need. Pope Francis has continually called us to live a more simple life or voluntari- ly choose to own less and share with others. The Holy Father is asking us to be detached from material things and live the Beatitude to be poor in spirit. In the last mes- sage, we reflected on the Eighth Com- mandment. In this message, I would like to reflect on the Seventh and Tenth Commandments: You shall not steal, and you shall not covet your neighbors goods. The Seventh Commandment is rooted in the Tenth insofar as coveting what belongs to ones neighbor leads to stealing it. The Tenth Commandment teaches us to avoid greed and envy. Greed is the desire to accumulate wealth and material possessions without moderation beyond what we need. Of course, we do need things, yet it is easy to give in to excess. Envy is the sadness we experience when we see the possessions of others and the immoderate desire to acquire them for ourselves. Ultimately, the Tenth Command- ment raises the question of happiness once again. What truly gives us last- ing happiness? Material things do not last. While they might delight us for a time, they do not last forever. The remedies against greed and envy are rooted in seeking God as our happi- ness because Gods love lasts forever. Moreover, if we do not check exces- sive desires for material things, our love for the poor is stifled. It is good for us to give away some of our pos- sessions to seek God above material things and cultivate a love for the poor. Jesus said: Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise (Luke 3:11). We can also ask the Lord whether we are being generous enough with those in need. It says in the letter of James, If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, Go in peace, keep warm and eat well, but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? (James 2:15-16) Excessive desires for material things may then lead us to violate the Seventh Commandment in ways such as, stealing, embezzlement, fraud, paying unjust wages, price gouging, cheating on taxes, forgery of checks, identity theft, failing to return what we borrowed and copyright violations (including pirating music, software, etc.). Let us sever our attachments to ma- terial things, and let us strive to live a simple life and seek our happiness in the love of God. WHAT TRULY GIVES US LASTING HAPPINESS? MATERIAL THINGS DO NOT LAST. WHILE THEY MIGHT DELIGHT US FOR A TIME, THEY DO NOT LAST FOREVER. THE REMEDIES AGAINST GREED AND ENVY ARE ROOTED IN SEEKING GOD AS OUR HAPPINESS BECAUSE GOD'S LOVE LASTS FOREVER. JOY OF THE GOSPEL Bishop John Doerfler OFFICIAL APPOINTMENT Effective June 5, 2017: Most Reverend John F. Do- erfler, Bishop of Marquette, announces the following dea- con internship: Deacon Dustin Lar- son , will serve at St. Gregory Parish, New- berry; Our Lady of Vic- tory Mission, Paradise; and St. Stephen Mission, Naubinway, with Father Martin Flynn. Deacon Larson reported on June 5, and will serve through Aug. 13. Deacon Dustin Larson Watch a 20-week baby in utero with new groundbreaking technology (CNA) - When the fetal ultrasound gained popularity in the 1970s, it was hailed as a window to the womb. Now, new technology could offer a much more in-depth view of babies before birth. Courtesy of a recent multi-million dollar project based out of London, some parents are able to see clear scans of every movement and organ of their ba- bies in the womb starting as early as 20 weeks, using advanced MRI technology. There is nothing quite as emotional as seeing your unborn child moving inside you, and these MRI scans are taking images to the next level, stated Cathy Ranson, the editor of ChannelMum.com, a website that is distributing videos of the MRI scans. Traditionally, ultrasounds are used during pregnancy to check in on growing babies in the womb using high frequency sound waves. However, a curious team of medics pushed the limits of the ultra- sound to find out if there was a better way to get in-utero scans. Top minds from Kings College London, St. Thomas Hospital, Imperial College London, University of Firenze, the Hos- pital for Sick Children in Toronto and Philips Health were given 10 million from the Wellcome Trust and Engi- neering and Physical Sciences Research Council to see if they could advance antenatal scans. The safe, new technology they devel- oped is allowing clear pictures of the en- tire womb, making details like a 20-week heart valve crystal clear. A video, produced by the iFIND proj- ect, shows just how detailed the scans are: the baby is stretching, turning, and even playing with the umbilical cord. They also recorded the reverberations of the babys movements, which could be seen rippling through the mothers belly. Dr. David Lloyd, a clinical research fellow at Kings College London, said the new MRI scans can see the structures inside the body, regardless of whether theres bone, muscle or fat in the way. COURTESY OF IFIND VIA CHANNELMUMS.COM New technology allows an MRI image of a child in the womb to show more detail than previously possible. MICHAEL KOWALEWSKI WE INVITE YOU TO PRAY FOR VOCATIONS. LOVING FATHER, MASTER OF THE HARVEST; PLEASE SEND MORE LABORERS TO WORK IN YOUR VINEYARD. AMEN. www.dioceseofmarquette.org/vocations EVER WONDER HOW GOD CALLED MICHAEL? I was fourteen when I heard Gods call. It was an inner conviction that my life would be consecrated to building his kingdom in this world. I always enjoyed serving as an altar boy, a remote preparation for the priesthood.

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