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La. (CNS) -- The 1 Jarrell's was addressed God, Heaven of Houma-Thibo- child's letter at few days mailed complete drawn on d two 32-cent stamps cost arrell included the Weekly colunm in The also wrote to the local child. used different writer and her letter. is Julie, if you Thank you fi)r )rayers every so big, will I d Myrna? She was hit by a You for tbrgiv- Sorry I wasn't today. Tell said hi. and a day, is my bed a of Columbus ;i1630 M OPEN ,ngs LETE MENU ' Chicken to God gets an answer from a bishop SHOP gnrnent i ce P.S.S. Please, please write back. Based on the information in the letter, the chancery staff pieced together that the corre- spondent was a friend of an- other young girl killed in a widely publicized accident that happened about a year earlier. They estimated the girls would both be about 8 or 9. In his column, Bishop Jar- tell told Julie he wasn't God, but for some reason her letter had reached him instead. "I hope you don't mind if I an- swer fbr him, because it is really difficult to get letters to God," he wrote, warning her that she probably wouldn't receive a mailed response fl'om God, hut that "it is ihir to say that God has already written to you. In fhct, he has written to everyone in the book we call the Bible." "'Also, God became a human being in the person of' Jesus Christ so that he could person- ally deliver his message to the world. Pretty neat, huh?" the bishop wrote. Bishop Jarrell told "Julie" he was pretty sure she'd be able to find her friend in heaven be- cause "God told us about the im- portance of friendships and to- Fresh Flowers, Silk Arrangements Gift Items 207 N.E. 5th Street Washington, Indiana 47501 (812) 254-7200 Main Street Pharmacy 217 E. Main St., Downtown Washington Phone: 254-5141 INALLY .1! been asking for is here" . over 50 minutes of beautiful music exquisite by recording artist Keith Wells..." rd Be Not Afraid le's Wings Hosea And many More!!! 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"I urge you,to be'a part of your church, the place where people talk about and celebrate what God has told us. You might even want to continue writing to God, even if you just keep the letters and don't mail them,"-he wrote. "The postman has a hard time delivering mail to heaven." And in an answer to her postscript, Bishop Jarrell ad- mitted he didn't know whether her bed in heaven would be a pillow of' soft clouds. "Some things we'll just have to find out when we get there." Contributing to this report wczs Motique Vicknair in ttouma. SCRIPTURE SEARCH By Patricia Kasten BREAKING BREAD Gospel for Sunday, April 21, 1996 Luke 24:I3-35 Follbwing is a word seacch based on the Gospel reading for the Third Sunday of Easter, A Cycle, the meeting on the road to Emmaus. The word clues are left to right in the order in which they ap- pear in the reading. 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Weinbac Ave. t ", "FaFtPn'pti  ; , LARRY SCHULTHEIS; Prop:," "- Ken andtRebecM.Cr ; 425-4422 .... :'.'.'. .' ;,'.853-71z1," , - ' From the Vln [ Pope aohn Pai'H onl April 15 told Rabbi, Elio Toaff, [ the chief rabbi of Rome, that | their friendship ii,asfgn of hope for a world. J0oking tbr authentic brotherhood, Pope John Paul iI used his one-day trip to Tunisia April 14 to appeal for an end to violence and tensions across Africa and the Middle East, From bishops New York Cardinal John J. O'Connor said April 14 that President Clinton's veto of the so-called partial,birth abortion bill and nent court decisions allowing assisted suicide confronted the nation with a frightening "crisis of war against human life." In a message for Earth Day, April 22, Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer of San Angeto said a worldwide ef- fi)rt is urgently needed to as- sure the survival of Earth. Pope John Paul II has ap- pointed Father John M, Botean as bishop of the Roma- nian-rite Diocese of Canton, Ohio, where he is currently apostolic administrator. He succeeds Bishop LouisPuscas, now 81, who retired in 3uly 1993. Bishop Gilles Belisle, re- tired auxiliary bishop of the Canadian Archdioceee of Ot- tawa, died in an extefided care facility in Ottawa April 12. He was 72. Brazilian Bishop Joao Bosco Oliver de Faria of Patos de Minasbishop has caused a national eontroversy by refus- ing to allow a Catholic wbd. cling for a plegie man who is impotent. He said Church doctrine does not allow, the sacrament for a union iwlmre there is no possibility of ex between the pa.rers." The United States, " The historic Holy Rosary Church on Pine Ridge Inian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota burned to te ground on Good Friday. re" r Robert Kreutz, the Den- area composer of mre than 500 songs or liturgical and sectflar use, died April 7 at age 72. 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