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THE U.P. CATHOLIC FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 PAGE 7 tient's Dreams Come True" (hos- pice agency organizes a "wed- ding" for an unmarried terminally-ill woman) by Kylie Kahn and Cynthia Thompson Editorial Good News Award: WLUC- TV, Negaunee: "The Upside" (a profile of Rita Rossier of Manis- tique) by Rob Jamros and Larry Deloria Public Service Announcement Good News Award: WLUC- TV, Negaunee for "Bowl for Kid's Sake" (promoting this fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters) by Maygen Turner Program Good News Award: WLUC- TV, Negaunee for "U.P. Power" (The Ishpeming Hematites and Munising Mustangs go to the State Football Finals. This is a look at their year, the community support and the game itself) by Steve As- plund, Mike Ludlum and Lily Zhao Certificate of Merit: WJMN- TV, Marquette for "Bishop Ordi- nation" (live broadcast of the ordination and installation of Fa- ther John F. Doerfler as bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Mar- quette) by Joe Denk and Cynthia Thompson Series Good News Award: WBUP- TV, Ishpeming for "Drug Babies" (exploring drug addiction among newborns, an emerging health concern in the U.P. and nationally, from several different perspec- tives) by Mike Hoey Good News Award: WJMN- TV, Marquette for "Keeping it Local for the Holidays" (focusing on how individuals, groups and businesses put forth a special ef- fort to help others) by Cynthia Thompson and Esther Kwon Certificate of Merit: WLUC- TV, Negaunee for "Fear No More" (the Morning News crew faces their fears) by Vicky Crystal, Shawn Householder, Cheyenne Badder, Sam Bauman and Ashley Kirklen Community Involvement Good News Award: WJMN- TV, Marquette for "WJMN Com- munity Involvement" (video of promotional spots demonstrating Local 3's involvement in local events for charity) by Tony Stagliano, Cynthia Thompson and Mark Nebel Good News Award: WLUC- TV, Negaunee for "Canathon" (a TV6-sponsored food drive, carried out since 1982, to help local food pantries feed a hungry neighbor) by Scott Zerbel Radio Feature Story Good News Award: WNMU- FM, Marquette for "University Beat: ASNMU President Works with Syrian Refugees" (ASNMU President Kat Klawes gets in- volved with Syrian refugees as part of World History class) by Kris Thomas and Hans Ahlstrom Public Service Announcement Good News Award: WYKX- FM, Escanaba for "Delta County Cancer Alliance Testimonial" (part of a campaign of testimonials of cancer patients helped by the Al- liance) by Kim Rabitoy Community Involvement Good News Award: WYKX- FM, Escanaba for "Working Part- ners" (a sampling of some of the ways the radio station makes its community a better place) by Staff AWARDS- Mike Ludlum of WLUC-TV speaks after accept- ing the television program award for his program titled, "U.P. Power."(John Fee photo) GOOD NEWS FROM P6 Rare rosary found at old fort site For more than 50 years, archeologists have been exca- vating the land at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City, but it's rare when an item is found that is still completely intact. Earlier this summer ar- chaeologists discovered a rosary about 250 years old on the site of the old fort. It was found by the archae- ologists while excavating the home of French Canadian Charles Gonneville, a fur trader who worked on the site in the mid 1700s. Archeologists of the project suspect the rosary belonged to Gonneville or one of his family members as the British who occupied the fort were prima- rily Anglican. The found rosary is made with ivory beads and brass links. It is cur- rently on display at the fort's Treasures of the Sand exhibit. Colonial Michilimackinac is an 18th century fort and fur trading village. For the last 50 years, it has been recon- structed as an open air mu- seum. In 2015, the fort was declared a Historic Landmark, attracting thousands of tourists each year. Since 1959, archeologists have spent the summers exca- vating the land, making it one of the longest ongoing projects of its kind. ROSARY - A photo of the rare rosary recently found at Colonial Michilimackinac. (Courtesy photo) All priests to be able to forgive sin of abortion in jubilee year (CNA/EWTN News/Staff Re- ports) - Earlier this month Pope Francis announced a new set of pastoral guidelines for the upcom- ing Holy Year of Mercy which al- lows all priests to forgive the sin of abortion. He is also granting priests of the Society of St. Pius X the faculty to forgive sins. "One of the serious problems of our time is clearly the changed relationship with respect to life," the Pope said in a Sept. 1 letter ad- dressed to Archbishop Rino Fisichela, president of the Pontif- ical Council for the New Evange- lization, who is in charge of organizing the jubilee year. In today's society "a wide- spread and insensitive mentality" has become an obstacle to wel- coming new life, with many who don't fully understand the deep harm done by the 'tragedy of abortion,'" he said. However, Pope Francis also noted that there are many women who, despite thinking abortion is wrong, feel that they have no other choice. "I am well aware of the pres- sure that has led them to this de- cision. I know that it is an existen- tial and moral ordeal. I have met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision," he said. Currently, a woman who ob- tains an abortion automatically in- curs a latae sententiae (automatic) excommunication, as well as those who assisted her in the process. Normally the sin of com- mitting an abortion can only be absolved by a bishop, or certain priests appointed by him. For specific occasions such as Advent or Lent, some bishops ex- tend this faculty to all priests within their diocese. In the Dio- cese of Marquette and many other dioceses in the U.S., priests al- ready have the faculty to absolve the sin of abortion year round, and will continue to do so. However, Pope Francis is tak- ing it to a universal level. He said that the forgiveness of God can't be denied to a person who has sincerely repented, especially when the person comes to the Sacrament of Confession in order to be genuinely reconciled with the Father. Because of this, Pope Francis said, he has allowed all priests for the Jubilee of Mercy "to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and who, with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it." In another significant move, the Holy Father has also allowed priests from the Society of St Pius X to "validly and licitly" hear confessions during the Holy Year. "This Jubilee Year of Mercy excludes no one," the pope said in his letter, explaining several bish- ops have informed him of the so- ciety's "good faith and sacramental practice," albeit com- bined with an "uneasy situation from the pastoral standpoint." Follow us on Twitter! Visit www.twitter.com and follow @The- UPCatholic

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