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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta g _ THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD August 1973 Native people strengthen religious faith MORLEY The native peoples of Canada and the Unit- ed States given Christi- anity every opportunity to although it is sound 6Letlibridge Christians need 0 Spirited Christians who will march forward for God in their community are urgently needed in a city minister said in an interview this week. needs Christians who will beat a forward march against the forces of com- modernism and w3rld- says Rev. Daniel Gold- Alliance Church pastor. it to Mor- mons and Jehovah's Witnesses to knock on Let us be Jlr. Goldsmith declared. The Alliance minister was discussing a recent Sunday ev- ening message he preached here entitled The Kind of Chris- tian Lethbndge Needs. must agree the world is disillusioned with Mr. Goldsmith sajs. look at the church and ask what is wrong. Spiritual eients are not happening as they ought to happen. Some persons start coffee houses and organizations outside existing denominations hoping that way to somehow reach the Pointing to the only three ref- erences in the Bible to the name Mr. Goldsmith under- scored early believers receiv- ed the title because of the dif- ferent life-style they consisteni- ly observed. Lethbridge needs Christian' believers who are assured of their comersant with seperated in practi- cal supporters of mis- sionary enterprise and eager to share their Mr. Gold- smith says. Christian life is a chang- ed Mr. Goldsmith claims. community needs to see the difference.'' it just doesn't seem to says Chief John Snow of the Stoney Indian Re- serve. Chief Snow was commenting on the fourth annual Indian ecumenical conference which was expected to draw na- tive religious Indian ceremonial medicine doctors and chiefs from the two countries to the reserve 30 miles west of Calgary this week. Organizer of the five-day event whin ends Friday. Chief Snow ssid non-Indians interest- ed in native religion were wel- come to join Chero- Missisauga and other native delegates at the meeting ground. ECOLOGY is a growing aware- ness by non-Indians of the In- dian said Chief Snow. People are to come around to a way of thinking about ecology and nature that we have been practicing for a long The conference sponsored no organized although several of the were ex- pected to address delegates and hold informal meetings. Sunrise services were to be held every morning and sweat lodges were available to those who want to practice the an- cient Indian purification rite. Kamloops RC bishop at 72 SCUTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720-21 Ave. S. Donald R. Evangelist Bible Study a.m. a.m. and p.m. p.m. For information and Home Study 328-0972 or 328-0855 EVERYONE WELCOME PARKSIDE COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN 2634 SOUTH PARKSIDE DRIVE 12 INGI.IS WASHERS PLUS 25-LB. WASHER 6 INGLI5 DRYERS QUALITY DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAfc PHONE 3270811 B.C. Most Rev. Michael Alphonsus Bishop of the Ro- man Catholic diocese of Kam- died Wednesday at the age of 72 following a heart seizure. Bishop who was ordained a priest in was selected to head the large dioc- ese which takes in much of in- terior British Columbia on Nov. 1952. For three years prior to that Bishop Harring- ton served as parish priest at St. Basil's Catholic Lethbridge. He succeeded Most Rev. E. Q. the first bishop installed in the Kam- loops office when the diocese was formed in 1946. Funeral services will be con- ducted Tuesday with an 11 a.m. requiem mass in the Perpetual Help Kamloops. A mass for Bishop Harrington will also be conducted Sunday morning at a.m. in St. Basil's Lethbridge. Neiv Alberta archbishop Bishop Joseph of Saint has been named the new Arch- bishop of the Vatican announced recently. Bishop MacNeil is expected to take up his new duties at the end of the summer. He will succeed retiring Archbishop Anthony 71. suit New York Times Service DALLAS The Dallas col- ony of the Children of God has dropped a Sl.i million libel and slander suit that was filed 22 igainst a group of had picketed in months ago parents who protesi against the fundamen- talist religious sect. The request for dismissal of the lawsuit was made last Mon- four days after the court authorized an order by the par- ents to require the sect to pro- duce all its financial and mem- bership records for of by the defendants. The lawsuit was fi'ed in Oc- after demonstra- tions outside the Dallas federal building by members of the Parents Committee To See Our Sons and Daughters. In its the Children of God alleged that the parents had accused the sect of being a By TOLLMAN DURD1N York Times Service SULU The Philippines In a Moslem insurgency has shatter- ed communities by setting Fili- pino Moslem against Filipino Christian. But in the Sulu home of the warlike Tausogs and heart-land of Moselm seces- the insurgency has tragically torn apart an almost completely Moslem community by pitting Moslem against Mos- lem. Of the inhabitants of the Sulu only about 000 are Christians. the conflict here is not between Christians and Mos- lems but has increasingly be- come a fight between Moslem insurgents on one side and the Manila government and anti- insurgent Moslems on the oth- er. Here brother is arrayed against father against son. friend against friend. The Sulu whose aim is both secessarion from the republic and social revolu- may well have the sup- port of the majority of Mos- lems- Ccl. Romulo Rod- deputy commander of government forces claim- ed just the opposite. DISN-ittAMD TOUR Nov. Dec. 14 transportation and accommodation Ponderosa San K'notls Berry Holly- wood and Lai Vegas. Dec. 26 includes Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade. EASTERN CANADA AUTUMN LEAVES LUXURY TOUR 24 transporlction and accommodation Quebec Niagara Chicago Mirir.sapolis-St. Paul. WEST COAST AUTUMN LEAVES TOUR Sept. 28th. 10 dayi Transportation- and Accommodation Victoria. TOURS ESCORTED BY STEVE KOTCH REST ROOM AIR CONDITIONED Book Now Limited number of tickets available. NORTHERN BUS TOURS PHONE 327-3536 ALTA. ''Eighty per cent of the peo- ple are with he stated. many fearing insurgent repri- sals are forced to co-oper- ate with the In no one really knows the answer. But as the conflict has inten- a sizable proportion of the population has organized in opposition to the insurrection. Opponents include many ur- ban traders and prop- erty holders who have a stake in the status quo. Many would like to remain neutral but as casualties mount on both biter feelings have now run so deep that neutrality is almost impossible. THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RELIGION Finance scandal hits Greek Orthodox Church New York Times Service ATHENS Greece's Ortho- dox crippled by one of the worst crisis of leadership in its 123-year has just been hit charges of major fi- nancial scandals. They key figure in this cedes- Youth m ministry sought Church leaders who the decline in membership statistics were rapped in a lead editorial in a recent United Church Observer. The editorial noted that while church giving has membership hsd declined con- sistently for the past seven years. The United Church's neglect of youth was cited as a major reason for the drop. '.'Somehow in our programs of evangelism and Christian nurture we have annually lost or at least failed to win about 50.000 of our young peo- the editorial stated. Th Observer is the editorial said. It urged the church should a sustained and massive effort to discover and initiate effect- ive ways to minister to its iastical muddle is Archbishop elevated by the mil- itary men who seized control of Greece in from royal pal- ace chaplain to wifh full powers to make sweeping reforms in the church. Recently the finance com- mittee of the Holy the church asked for a full judicial investigation of the organization that ters the property of the the country's richest landown- er. The reouest followed a re- port by George D. general financial inspector of the charging large-scale mism'Sna.ecment of funds and Double fraud requiring penal action. SUPPRESSION a retired major said he had been asked by leronymos to suppress this report for fear of discredit- ing the church. When the pri- mate failed to take action on the financial situation Dinopoulos decided to notify the government. The move came as lerony- mos's position as head of the church had become doubtful af- ter an election that ended his control of the 10-bishop svnod with unfriendly bishops pressing him to resign. This was a major blow for the 67-year-old primate who had exercised full control in the church through a synod consist- ing mainly of bishops loyal to him. CONSECRATION After consecrating 27 new bishops for vacant sees during his the archbishop man- aged to win over a majority in the assembly of the 69 Greek bishops which acts as a church parliament. To bolster the primate's pow- Church Chuckles V CARTWRIGHT subversive group and charged that it had kidnapped young people and had drugged hypnotized and that it had tried to extort monsy from conveits- Named as defendants were Mr. and Mrs. John Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wil- liam Rambler and Ted Pat- all of San Diego. In a news the sect said that the lawsuit was dis- missed because of the plain- tiffs' belief that defen- dants' allegation-has proven to be only a reproach upon them- The suit was scheduled to be heard next month. But on July Judge Dee Brown Walker of district court signed a for order submitted by Bryan attorney for the demanding that the sect produce docu- ments for inspection. DONATIONS Included in the mandate were requests for names and addresses of all members of the leadership corres- tracts and periodi- cals issued by the and a listing cf all personal and real property and lists cf donations and donors to the organization. The Children of God profess- es to be a fundamentalist movement that establishes commune-or'ented sects whose members are said to follow the day to day principles of the early Christians. Creation speaker visits Immanuel Scientific research and the Bible will share scrutiny Sunday in worship services at Imman- uel Lutheran Leth- bridge. Tlev. Walter executive director of the Bib'e Science Association will speak at two sessions in the church. At 9 a.m. he will make a pre- sentation to following with an address at the 10 a.m. worship service. The morning topic will be dinosaurs. Mr. Lang will also deliver a evening lecture on space Bible. IZ27 ers even the govern- ment had set up a special ec- clesiastical the church equivalent of a and empowered it to defrock clergymen for of good whether they had committed offenses or not. Several bishops and lesser clergy were ousted by this j while others were held at bay by leronymos for fear of pros- ecution. The archbishop had re- sisted all pressures to revoke the tribunal. Last in- creasingly vexed by accusa- tions from bishops that he was running the church in a diclational sub- mitted his resignation to the Holy invoking The then declined to accept the resignation and give him three months sick leave. ANNULLED Suddenly the council of the nation's highest adminis- trative annulled the election of the pro-Ieronymos synod on a technicality. When a new synod was elected bv the hierarchy in seven of the 10 bishops were unfriendly to leronymos. By annulling the Synod's the council of state automatically voided all the de- cisions it had made includ- ing the decision to decline the archbishop's resignation. This meant that the resignation re- mained pending. The new synod raised the is- sue at its first but leronymos retorted angrily that resignaion had been re- tracted and that he v.ould not pushed out. He suspended the meeting. DEADLOCK The matter has reached a deadlock. The new synod in- sists that the archbishop sub- mit a fresh retraction in writ- leronymos resists for fear the hostile bishoos will not ac- cent the retraction. It was against this back- ground that the new synod's finance committee decided to ask for the investigation of fi- nances. The decision was based on Dinopoulos's which said that the organization for the administration and disposal of church despite its vast was its it sells and borrows in order to appreciate your devoting your talents to the but would you lust as soon teach Sunday DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES 01 a continuing memorial Ph. 327-5322 or 328-4565 PLACED IN PRISONS CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 11th St. S. J. R. Miniilc- Mr. D. Organilt AN 327-4774 Family Service a.m. service for adults S.S. Classes for Evening Service p.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME 1202 3rd Ave. Soulh A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH MINISTER SUNDAY SCHOOL CANNOT HURT A SERVICE Aug. 13-17-Vaccrtion Bible School-7-9 p.m. REV. WALTER UNO COMBINED SUMMER SERVICES St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th South Rev. G. K. M.Div. Organist-MRS. MARILYN SINCLAIR Baptist Church 1614 5th South Draw near to SERVICE OF WORSHIP AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH BE Service of Communion NO EVENING SERVICE YOU ARE INVITED TO WORSHIP WITH US Go out to live ;