New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, July 5, 1983, Page 4

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July 05, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 5, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas 4 July 1963 Opinions Dave General Manager Editor Guest viewpoint Changes affect future of church ByRICKHAMPSON Associated Press NEW YORK Two decades after Pope John XXIII called the Second Vatican Council to open the win dows and let fresh air into the Roman Catholic gusts still buffet the nations largest religious The winds of Vatican said historian David ended an era and opened the future for the a future in which the authority of the hierarchy is tempered by the rise of the In this evolving church of 52 million Americans are fewer and fewer priests for a congregation that grew by members in 1982 That gap is expected to widen as the cen tury Some parishes are served by nun pastors and circuitriding and lay men and women are spreading the Catholics who left the church in the 1960s and 70s are not to the immigrantera church of Hollywoods Going My but to a postVatican II church in which many Catholics are going their own doctrinally and the laity moves into the the clergy moves into the Bishops who once banned books now try to ban the Nuns leave their convents and schools for new jobs and Catholic traumatized by the decline in religious lose students and money while win ning respect as an alternative to public schools and a support system for As late as 1962 the church seemed impervious to In those Catholics ate fish on confessed sins on Saturday and attended Mass on The priest stood before an altar with his back to the speaking The many of whom had gone without breakfast to receive Holy stood and knelt in eyes The seminaries were and parishes typically had three or four Jack Anderson Dillydallying with car problem causes deaths WASHINGTON Critics of overzealous government regulation often state their case in terms of the cost in dollars and But reluc tant regulation often has a cost measured in human A grim example of regulatory foot dragging is the 18 months it took the National Highway Traffic Safety administration to announce that there was a rearbrake problem with General Motors 1980 During that long stretch of bureacratic dilly NHTSA recorded 10 deaths and at least one crippling injury in X Heres a partial chronology of death and delay 1981 NHTSA safety engineers decided to begin an in vestigation afer receiving 212 owner complaints of brake in voloving 58 GM was notified privately no press release was though this is A week initial tests gave evidence that gripping brake linings were causing GM was the public was 1981 Kirn of lost control of her Buick Skylark after applying ghe brakes on a rainslick spun intothe opposite land and was hit by an oncoming She died 12 days Robert the Sutton familys told my associate Tony Capaccio the accident sure looked like a brake 5 1981 GM voluntarily recalled XCars though not the model Kim Sutton had been NHSTA had evidence linking the linings to the brake yet the agency allowed GM to replace only the valves that control the rearbrake hydraulic November 1981 to June 1982 Further NHSTA tests confirmed that the brake not the hydraulic were at The raw data lay in the files for seven months before it was and even then was not made During those three more people died and one person was permanently crippled in XCars suspected of the brake June 1982 to December 1982 After the brakelining report was NHTSA inexplicably sat on it Kathryn of Teton was driving her Citation in a light snow when its front end went into a slight Ac cording to when Tapp put on the the car swerved violently into an oncoming She died of her Robert Kathryns said he didnt know about the XCar and added Had we known about my wife would have taken the car or she would notliave allowed it to be driven until if was OK NHItA GM a stem letter demanding more in formation on the brake problem and implying that a recall might be Jan 1983 Dorothy Belt of was driving her Phoenix on a slippery applied the brakes and spun across the center line into the path of an oncoming Belt and a passenger Jan 1983 NHSTA safety engineers recommended a formal defect Jan 1983 The agency finally issued a public announcement Rear brakes on 1980 XCars were GM announced a recall of Footnote A GM spokesman said the company knows of no fatalities caused by XCar brake lockups and said the problem was Dutch treat The CIA cynically suspects that officials in the Netherlands are secretly rejoicing at the leftist direction taken by their former Ever since they granted the South Amercian nation independence in the Dutch have been trying in the CIAs view to find an excuse to cut off the billion aid program that was part of the A secret CIA report notes the blinding speed with which the Hague suspended further aid after 15 prominent Surinamese citizens were executed by the leftist regime last The aid has not been renewed since The main reason the Dutch wanted to get rid of the CIA con was domestic pressure to end the influx of poor Surinamers into Hollands urban Since the early 1970s about onefourth of Surinams population moved to the The Dutch stipulated that the billion in aid must be spent on development and other useful The CIA deduced that the Hague was betting The Surinamers would be unable to fulfill this con and expected total financial support to be much As things turned the executions gave the Dutch government all the excuse it needed to welsh on the aid White House promise Meeting with the advisory council of the Small Business President Reagan observed that the agency must run a pretty tough because the council members were still around for the meeting at on a Friday afternoon long after most Washington weekends Team the soccer standard gave the president a warmup Jacket inscribed Ron Reagan on the back and Com manderinChief on the Fathers word was law on everything from holy Scripture to the church heating The only com parable figure was un challenged ruler of her parochial school It was a world of naves and ancient a world in which divorce and birth control were It was a in many like the one of the medieval theologians who shaped But it was a world that vanished almost overnight in a swirl of liturgical symbolized by the end of meatless Fridays in Suddenly the Mass was in English and the priest was facing the No more dark old confessionals but reconciliation rooms where priest and penitent sat and discussed sin face to The new liturgy and rules were not the only Ten years after Vatican diocesan priests 13 percent of the total had Almost a third of the nuns left religious Half the seminarians dropped and a like percentage of the 450 seminaries Surveys by the Gallup Organization and the National Opinion Research Center showed weekly Mass attendence dropped from around 70 percent of Catholics to 50 What caused the in devotion Critics nominated many candidates Vatican which in a few years abolished religious traditions Pope Paul VIs unpopular reaffinnation in 1968 of the ban on artificial birth control the move from closeknit urban parishes to affluent suburbs without parochial To Paul who left the seminary in it seemed things were simply going too though for some others they werent going fast he wrote in a What was going on in the church was only one wave behind what was going on in America at Kent But the 1980s have seen signs of This year candidates for the priesthood increased for the first time since the In the past two years about Catholics have returned to the and the rate at which others are leaving has The rate of weekly church at tendance has leveled off after a long and those at Mass are more likely to receive Communion than in the preVatican II About 6 million Catholics have joined the charismatic renewal an attempt to forge a personal relationship with God through intense prayer groups and Bible Old and new mix in every because many elderly and middleaged Catholics still say the Rosary and go to confession each Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in suburban has many such parishioners who cling to deemphasized it also has a monthly healing Mass at which prayers are said over the and a curate who once lay down during his sermon to make a point about At there is liturgical and the parish has an active social directed by a lay Most Catholics seem to like the post Vatican II The the music and the liturgy are said the Alvin Illig of the Paulist Evangelization Others are not as Studies by the Francis a church indicate the percentage of Catholics at Mass may be drifting down toward the usual Protestant attendance figure of 40 percent as younger Catholics and Hispanics groups that tend to go to Mass less often make up a greater share of church up to 15 percent of the churchs fastest growing ethnic converted to other Fundamentalist Protestant groups win converts by helping them deal with everyday problems and by training community leaders as Years after Vatican cross breezes still For example bishops who came to power after Vatican II have taken an increasingly political giving rise to charges of a new in which their liberal politics are illiberally foisted on the BUT SNAfc TOHTOGW WANTED TCOOSAHPS our OF WKK m HIS VOOWO ECONOMICS AND Mailbag Resident appreciates Independence Day Editor I am writing this letter to let all our citizens of Comal County be aware of our celebration of our Declaration of Independence and our The Declaration of Independence was adopted in Congress on July Thanks to our founding Fathers of America who have contributed this document for all American The Declaration of as the United States was written in a very specific general language so that there would be an understanding in our American legal Famous men like Thomas Jef Benjamin John John Hancock and others were the original writers of these two The United States Constitution considered to be a kind of higher The Constitution is the supreme law of the The Declaration of Independence is also another document that states clearly that all men are born free and equal and have certain essential and unalienable The Constitution in general specifies certain man the individual the separation of about Federalism dealing with the federal and also the rights of the Our con stitution of 1776 was refined in the federal constitution of I like to say these in general and for all to have an understanding that our basic design of our American government is set in a formal Con stitutional framework written by our Founding Fathers of We have a nice and God bless Happy Fourth of Aurelio Ayala New subscriber finds crossword small Sir I am a new subcriber of the I am also a crossword puzzle but I am disappointed in the Herald that they do not cater to us senior citizems with fading The printing is so I have to use a magnifying glass to read it and the blocks are so small you can hardly get the letters in I am sure there are more senior citizens out there who would enjoy your increasing the size of the Thank Grace Mosher police help couple Dear Editor On Sunday June 3S in New Braunfels we had a terrible ex but thanks to two in dividuals and the police department it wasnt as bad as it could have While we were eating a picnic lunch at Prince Solms Park a thief broke into our old family van and drove it By coincidence we were carrying a few of the picnic supplies back to it just in time to see it round a corner and head down the In the next fifteen minutes we became very grateful for the assistance of these local people A passerby on a motorcycle dropped off his beautiful passenger and pursued the escaping A presumably the propietor of the Mill Street let us use a phone and provided iced tea and The police officers were very They were quick to thorough and The van was recovered within minutes and a suspect located and Offduty detective Mario Guerrero even interrupted his lunch to We are indeed indebted to these Gail and Robert Ue Austin Your representatives Edmund Kuempel House of Representatives Taxes TiTfi Tom Loefttar House of Representatives 1212 Longworth HOUM Office 20116 Lloyd Bentsen United Senate Room 240 Rusted Building 20110 White Governors Office Room 200 State Cspttol John Tresfer Texas Senate Capitol Station TeMS 71711 John Tower United States Senate Room 142 Russell BuHeing 2M10 ;

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