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THE CATHOLIC JOURNALIST CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA VOLUME 69 NUMBER 4 MAY 2017 Student's striking art makes superb cover Newspaper's annual contest provides a winner for Toronto's The Catholic Register By Jim O'Leary For Jaclyn Dela Cruz, to properly depict the Resurrection she had to capture how Jesus might have felt on that first Easter morning. "He would've been happy to see His friends, His Apostles and His family, to see His mother once again," she said. "He was using the strength He had of God within Him to bring Himself up from hell." "The 12-year-old Grade 7 student from Maple, Ont., captured that sense of joy in a digital drawing that took top prize in the Grade 7-8 category of The Catholic Register's annual Easter drawing contest. Her entry (shown on the cover) was created entirely on the computer over three days using an online sketching program. The vines at the bottom of the image represent hell and the strong branches above are heaven. The vines are "much weaker" she said, so Jesus was able to use the sturdy branches to provide "more strength" for His Resurrection rather than "being pulled down." Scorsese From the Executive Director Catholic Media Conference updates By Tim Walter Executive director Keynote announcement - almost Here's an update for the Catholic Media Conference coming up in Quebec City, Ontario, Canada June 20-24. Martin Scorsese is scheduled to be our plen- ary speaker on Wednes- day, June 21 during the shared day with SIGNIS. While some details need to be finalized this is 80 percent confirmed to date. We are letting you know now because this is the last issue of The Catholic Journalist before the conference. Once we receive final confirmation, attendees will receive notification through Member Connections. SIGNIS representatives are arranging for Scorsese to answer questions about his career and 2016 film "Silence" on Wednesday after lunch. We are extremely excited about this opportunity and appreciate your patience as we work through the details of bringing this renowned director to the CMC and SIGNIS World Congress event. Keynote announcement - confirmed The CPA is proud to announce that Michael W. Please turn to page 2 Photo by Martin St-Amant

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