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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC COMMENTARY October 2, 2015 5 W hen the bishop asks if you can do something, sometimes its best to say, No. It came about when my boss, Loreene Zeno Kos- key, was having a routine meeting with Bishop John Doerfler. They called me in at the end of the meet- ing to talk about The U.P. Catholic newspaper. Bishop Doerfler said he was chatting with some of our priests, who suggested the newspaper's layout could use an update. He said it hadnt been on his ra- dar, but when the look of the newspaper was brought to his attention he agreed it could use some sprucing up. He asked if I could redesign the newspa- per. I said, No. Then I explained. I told the bishop if I could redesign the newspaper I would have done so already, and agreed it could use some help - maybe a lot of help. Good design requires some specialized knowledge. To do it right, we would need the assistance of someone who would un- derstand our readers, our needs and what makes a newspaper tick. We looked around and found Ed Hen- ninger. Henninger is a seasoned newspaper designer. He's also a practicing Catholic. He's brought new designs to publications across the United States and Canada, including some that we think look pretty sharp. Ed's a New Yorker, living in South Caroli- na, just outside Charlotte, North Carolina. He talks fast, thinks fast and asks lots of questions. While working on the redesign, sometimes we had solid thoughtful answers to his questions. Other times we leaned on that classic, Because it's always been that way! Over the course of a week of critiques, tweaks, and clashes, while in regular consul- tation with Bishop Doerfler, the new de- sign was set. A number of people have had previews of the new look and the consensus is that the hoped for open, organized and inviting feel has been achieved. The fun- ny thing is, our previewers didn't initially notice some of the changes, but liked them once they were pointed out. That's good design in my book. Rather than me running through a laundry list of the changes, please take a look at the newspaper and let us know what you think. We'd appreciate hearing what you like and anything you think could still use improve- ment. Through the month of October we'll have an email address set up to accept your input. Email us a note at redesign@dioceseofmar- quette.org. You may also mail your ideas to The U.P. Catholic Redesign, 1004 Harbor Hills Dr., Marquette, MI 49855, or call me at (906) 227-9129. If we get as many responses as we hope, we'll not be able to respond individually. Please remember that we're looking for pos- itive feedback as well as constructive crit- icism. We'll compile the responses, and in areas where there is a trend in thought we'll make adjustments to the design. In fact, our designer has encouraged us to do this and has offered to help us with this process. Thank you for being a reader of The U.P. Catholic. HERE AM I John Fee Redesigning The U.P. Catholic T he Church has been receiving a great amount of attention in the newspa- pers, and on television and radio. Pope Francis seems to be the news- maker for the media. His openness to the reporters and the crowds he passes through in the Popemobile, his reaching out to kiss babies lifted up by their parents - all seem to attract the media and please the crowds. I heard Cardinal Timothy Dolan speak recently. He is the archbishop of New York and occasionally walks the sidewalks of New York around St. Patrick Cathedral and his residence. One woman stopped him and asked, Aren't you Cardinal Dolan? That I am, ma'am. Well I just want to tell you I like your Pope Francis. Another person on the sidewalk said to the cardinal, I like your Pope Francis. I am not a Catholic but I'm thinking I might become one. Pope Francis has become a hit. I have had occasions to meet three recent popes, St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. Diocesan bishops are required to submit a report to the Holy Father delineating the state of their diocese every five years. It's called the quinquennial report. Whether or not the pope has time to read all of them, his staff members do and they may offer suggestions or comments to the Holy Father or the bishop. At the same visit each bishop of the province, in our case Ohio and Michigan, has an opportunity to meet individually with the pope. They also may meet in small froups with the heads of the various congregations that serve the Holy Father. John Paul II, now St. John Paul II, was accustomed to inviting the bishops to join him for celebrating Holy Mass and having lunch in the papal apartment. My first quinquennial visit was with then Pope John Paul II. This happened to be the week after the Holy Father had returned from World Youth Day in Denver, Colo. We were enjoying our lunch with the pope, and I asked if he heard the joke about the news reporter and bartender in Denver. The young people had left the city and the reporter was wrapping up his story for his newspaper. He stopped in the bar for a bite and asked the bartender how business was during World Youth Day. He said, It was terrible! Those kids came to Denver with 10 bucks and the 10 Commandments and they didn't break either one. Everyone laughed except the pope! He wasn't familiar with the colloquialism of breaking 10 bucks. So then I asked if he had heard about the pope who tele- phoned the Lord to tell him some wonderful good news. The pope said to the Lord, We have united all of the religions in the world. We are now one church! The Lord said, Wonder- ful! Congratulations! But where are you calling from? And the pope answered, Salt Lake City. John Paul commented, Ah, Mormons! Pope Francis addressed the United Nations in September. It was 50 years ago in 1965, that Paul VI made history by address- ing the United Nations in New York City. Pope Paul urged peace and an end of war. He urged the leaders of the nations of the world, Never again, one against the other, never, never again. Blessed Paul VI continued Was this not the end for which the United Na- tions came into existence never again war, never again war! By this all will know you are my disciples, Jesus said, by your love for one another. PASTORALLY SPEAKING Bishop James H. Garland Holy Father in the news BY THIS ALL WILL KNOW YOU ARE MY DISCIPLES," JESUS SAID, "BY YOUR LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER." i Y a l o P t a d St. John Paul II

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