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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels February Man to discuss prosperity plan Gods plan for prosperity will be the topic of discussion Saturday and Sunday at Tree of Life 125 Highway 81 the services will feature David Copple of For the past several Copple has been discussing what he formula for Wage earners are feeling the pinch of say Tree of Life Copples formula solves the problem for many church goers according to pastors who have sponsored the Copple uses a chart showing 50 to 100 Scriptual Copple tells how he built a business from an organization with financial Pastor Donald Duncan invites all interested persons to the There is no charge for the but a freewill offering will be Participants should at tend all the services Saturday at 7 Sunday at 10 and 7 Call 6256375 for more Religious officials deal with dissidence DAVID COPPLE Vatican sanctions Catholic priests maintain posts with Nicaraguan government By GEORGE CORNELL AP religion writer All four Roman Catholic priests holding high posts in the Nicaraguan government evidently are sticking to their and for doing so are barred by the Vatican from exer cising their This became apparent this week after another of the American born Miguel met with the head of his order and made clear he would stay on as Nicaraguas foreign His the Maryknoll Fathers and emphasized that he remains a member priest and has the groups respect and friendship in heeding his conscience to serve the Nicaraguan He was the third of four priests in the Nicarguan government to make that and apparently the deadline was or for the fourth to be automatically suspended for staying in Nicaraguas Three remain but under the Vatican sanctions are prohibited from celebrating Holy Communion or other sacramental The Edgar Nicaraguas ambassador to the Organization of American resigned last month from the Nicaraguas education Three remain but under the Vatican sanctions are prohibited from celebrating Holy Communion or other sacramental The fourth resigned last month from the the Fernando was dismissed from the in and the culture the Ernesto would have had to resign this week to avoid automatic suspension under a time limit set by Bishop Paulo They all had voluntarily abstained from exercising their priesthood since 1981 at the request of the Nicaraguan but Pope John Paul II ordered them formally suspended from priestly functions unless they stepped The Vatican has been pressing the case for more than a year under the popes opposition to priests in public a policy incorporated into the recently completed revision of canon The William superior general of the based in said it has backed dEscoto in his government service because of his consistent and creative policy in He has labored tirelessly to preserve peace in Nicaragua and has made a major contribution to avoiding a regionalization of war in Central Boteler He said that when he met with dEscoto last week to give him the Vaticans dEscoto indicated he feels in conscience he can best serve the cause for peace and reconciliation by staying in He painfully agrees to conform to the sanctions imposed by the Vatican with the hope it holds for him to return to the full exercise of the priesthood in the Boteler said in a The Maryknoll the Roman Catholic bishops and most Protestant denominations have opposed support for guerrillas fighting the Nicaraguan born in Los Angeles and educated at Catholic colleges and at the Maryknoll Seminary in New served as a missionary in Chile for nine years and for another nine years as com munications director at Maryknoll headquarters until being named Nicaraguas foreign minister in Take a friend to church with you this weekend GIGANTIC 2FER SALE 52 IMAGE 2FER 3 Speed Reversible Year Warranty Brass or Antique White 2 Fluorescent Bulb 2Fer 495 each 18 Under Counter Fluorescent Light IQ95 each R30 75 Watt Reflector Bulb 2Fer each 52 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misreading church This has been one awesome says the Mont Bowser of the Western Pennsylvania West Virginia Synod of the Lutheran Church in The struggle has raised questions about the authority of a bishop in the nonhierarchical Lutheran church to discipline his ministers and about the role of civil courts in internal church It has implications for every denomination in the says the Allen who is pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in West east of and a critic of a 5yearold clergy steelworker alliance called the Denominational Ministry an assistant to synod Bishop Kenneth says the out spoken defiance of the ministers is We have never had a group of people who are as persistent as he They just dont take no for an The rebel Lutheran ministers are members which also in cludes ministers from several other The organization has charged the synod with unionbusting at a synodrun nursing The group contends the synod is allied with large corporations that have exported jobs from this depressed steelmaking region through their investment you obey a bishop if he is busting a church agency union and putting those families in the street reads one DMS Would you obey a bishop who fronts for cor porate interests to try and crush biblical prophetic ministry that is keeping the plight of the unemployed in focus Roth was jailed 13 after disobeying the synods backed up by a civil to give up his pastorate at the Trinity Lutheran Church in The synod fired him 17 after more than half of Trinity Lutherans approximately 145member congregation objected to Roths prolabor Other DMS members later helped occupy Roths withholding its keysrecords and funds frochurch superiors in defiance of a court or The synod originally supported DMS when it was founded as a forum for finding solutions to declining church membership as people left the regions depressed steel towns in search of But Bowser says the Lutheran synod and several other denominations withdrew financial and moral support as the group became more At this years synod a gathering of ministers and lay delegates from each of the 336 congregations in the a motion was passed cen soring It does not mean we forbade pastors to participate in the Bowser It just Dont associate it with the Lutheran In voluminous news the ministers frequently cite the Bible and Martin Luther and refer to an admonition in the Augsburg Con the central Lutheran to obey God rather than I think these DMS people flatter themselves by comparing them selves to says Luther was dealing with a corrupt church They are claiming the same which I think is The DMS ministers insist public outcry is needed to stir up Theres people all over the country tuning into the unem ployment Thats what were says a DMS the William Rex of Marks Lutheran Church in The Lutheran Church in Americas national headquarters in New York City has declined to saying that responsibility for discipline of is vested in the led by Charles a professional argues that May is exceeding his authority as a bishop in a church that traditionally has deemphasized Unlike the Roman Catholic bishops in the Lutheran Church in America derive their authority from the synod conventions that elect The bishop does indeed have very limited Bowser The Lutheran church in Europe is a hierarchical But in the United the Lutheran church is a democratic Roth has portrayed his defiance of a synodobtained court order against preaching at Trinity Lutheran as an act of civil disobedience justified by the churchs own statements on economic The secular courts cannot mandate the silence of the he said during a sermon after Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Emil Narick ordered him to obey the synods order to step down as Riethmiller says the synod had no choice but to turn to civil Unlike medieval the bishop no longer has a militia of his own to carry out his he The synod has not criticized the DMSs theological limiting its criticism to the groups confrontational such as disrupting services at churches where May and certain corporate leaders are They have valid certainly the concern for the unemployed and others distressed by the economic Bowser Pictures remind us of all the precious moments in our babys Remember the special times of this first year by including your baby in the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Second Babies On Parade any child special to you that was born in Bring your favorite childs photo to the HeraldZeitung 186 Monday thru Friday between and or mail coupon below with photo and to the Drawer New Texas Deadline to submit photos and information is February You may pick up your babys picture anytime during office hours after February At this time you will receive one FREE copy of Babies on Additional copies will be available at a cost of Babys name Date of birth Place of Weight at Length at Mom Dads name r Grandparents name Please leave phone number or address it will not be published so we may contact you if we have any A off MaJMaaod pick tho to bo priatad 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