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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta SolurJoy, Dectmber 23, 1772 THE inKBRIDGI HCTMD 9 tumrj By TIEV. DAVID POLING "Kach must do as he has made up his mind, not reluc- tantly or compulsion, for God lover; a giv- er. And Cod is vide you with every blessing in abundance, EIJ that you will always have of everything." St. I'au. HE deriiands and compulsions of the yuletide season cre- ate a st'ain that Ls an'.i-Christian. T h e j season of giving, for j ______ many young people, becomes a time of getting and grabbing. Since childhood the kids have heard the phrase: What do you want for Christ- mas? So Christmas becomes a strategy of building lists, ne-; gotiating for big treasures from the grandparents and matching desires with the gang dov.n the street, it fa not a good scene and the adults are in a worse bind- _ ._, The compulsions of Christ- mas fs el [-inflicted) have been locked into commercial and professional rer-orernerits for marry people. They send greet- ings'to remind you of their ser- vice arxi sales of the past year _ or favors sought in Vfil. Gifts and presents in some cor- porate situations reach the bri- level rather quickly. The season, for some, ' one grand manipulation with joy and best wishes rather distant from the act oi giving. There are few blessings in reluctant or compulsive giving. Cheerful giving is really art form. The person o.- fam- ily that has learned this atti- tude Finds that the Christmas spirit does extend arourxi the year. It means a steady tran- sition from the childish mood of what-do-I-'-vant-for-Chrtstmas U> a broader, more compassion- ate theme: What can 1 give to others. Giving has to be taught arxl it should be teamed within the home. It springs from a source thankfulness and gratitude toward God, who, ac- cording to St. Paul, sees that jou always have enough. Aside from overcoming our selfishness and self-protection, v.c are faced in the 20th cen- tury with what churchman Richard Knox Smith c a 11 6 "compassion fatigue." The evening news on television churns with all the global Teaching of religion haphazard alarms and catastrophes: a. ti-1 giving family has to face real- da] wave In India, an earth- jisticyily the of life. One quake in Ecuador, a famine in' solution rnay be to concentrate Af.-ica. Tne sensitive viewer; on certain o! pbilan- Academics in steels himself against the de- j thropy for a given period of the field of religious B-.udies are rnands of the world lest he be i time. cannot support re- j concerned with the haphazard broken by its tragedy and cal-' every appeal and re- reorganization of religious edu- arnity. His response is limited by distance and resource, so iiis charitbale mood is dimin- j ished and compassion fatigue sets in. The caring person and the: and need. The advroe here is to narrow the direction one's cash and energy, be- lic1 cation in the public schools. Married R.C. clergy hope to rejoin ministry again weeks later and asked me to marry him, Don, 35, left the priesthood in JS70 and waited seven months for permission papers So says Charles Davis, presi- _tnt of the Canadian Society for that others must take up j the Study of Religion and chair- the slack during our absence j man of the religion department or participation. at Sir George Williams Univer- Since giving include-; our In-'siiy. telltctua! involvern'.-nt 'trare- j The CSSR, a professional latoi in meetings, discussions, I hody of some ISO scholars at well dolla- cor.tributiwis, we Canadian universities, has ex- !search, n.-.-i advocacy; as pressed its concern in a recent well as dollar contributions, we declaration sent to ministers of may want to follow priorities education across the country, i here as well. of us has the. "The old church-based, ex- total schedule to follow the con- dusively Christian .approach cerns of poteon. population religious education is on the exjilvvio.i. urban decay, prob-, way says Davis. "We are oi youth aging, abor-. at a turning point, v.ith new ap- i tion reform, war and peace proaches varying horn province and a thousand other questions oo he says. The i any kind of regular atten- gr0up oi educators he repre- jtion. Here again we must na- stnts are anxious to be eonsult- row our interests in order to the present re-examina- v.iden our infiuer.V'. jney con- Cnra'.rras should be a season %vith the qualifications of of er.ucitiop as veil .those who will teach religion in j the public schools. "Trxi often' this is done just by anyone who feels they have a yen for .Davis Eavs. PHOENIX, Ariz. 'AI') Some members of the Roman Catholic clergy who left (heir positions to rnairy are hoping to rejoin the ministry, but also are speaking out for their right to be wed. In Phoenix, about 85 former A vf-if o c Roman Catholic priests, nuns and monks have to- j gether in an organization 1 1 I called The New Ministry. In (llSCOVCrCQ other areas, former clergy- men also are joining together for mutual assistance and the hope of channelling their tal- ents back into the church. Shirley MeCaulcy married her husband. Bob, two years ago. She was a nun for ceven years before leaving the con- vent iri He was a pri'--st. "I was very happy in reli- gious says Shirley. now a teacher in Phoenix. m BEIRUT (Reuter) Artifacts dating back to the 18th century before Christ have been discov- ered in the Beka Valley in c-en- trai Lebanon. i A group of archeology' stu- I dents, working under the direc- tion of Prof. Dimitri Baramki of the American University of Bei- frorn Rome before word came back that he had been refused laicization, or a return to the lay state. The two decided not to re- apply for laicization and were married a year ago in August. "He would like to be a priest, his wife says. "He is celebrating mass regu- larly with a.iother married priest and about 12 other cou- ples. But he feels cut off, in a way, that he can't say mass publicly.-We both very defi- nitely feel priests will eventu- ally be able to be married." Jerry' and Julie Pitts, mar- ried ocly four months Ego, met at the Franciscan Re- newal Centre he was a priest and she was working as a volunteer. She is Protestant. Jerry, 33, still considers himself a priest, although he was excommunicated because he didn't go through laiciza- d a great start can substitute f KntfrjirHe Assn.) you have many relationships j The most significant diswv- but thev are not close. You ery was a branze which their curs to pews drive-in church in huge CHRIST IS BORN IN A MANGER LL'KE From THE LIVING BIBLE SAND GRAVEL ASPHALT TOLLESTRUP SAND AND GRAVEL Constructor! Co. Ltd. PHONE W About this time Caesar Augustus, the Roman Em- peror, decreed that a census should be taken tnrougn- out the nation. (This census was taken when Quirin- ius was governor of Syria.) Everyone was required to return to his ancestral home for this registration. And because Joseph was a member of the royal line, he had to go to Bethle- hem in Jtidea, King David's ancient ing' there from the Galilean village of Nazareth. He took Mary, his fiancee, who was obviously pregnant by this time. And while they were there, the time came for iier baby to be born; and she gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there WES no room for them in the village inn. Illustrations from TAYUiP.'S BIBLE STORY BOOK GARDEN GROVE. Calif. Mernbtrs of Rev. Robert Sc-hrjiler's congrega- tiori dri'.'1; fiure Lurigies. cl'Jn- kers and luxury sedans. ills parishioners a-e mem- bers oi what may be Amer- ica's first ar.d biggest drive-in church. They sit in cars in a huge pa-kin? Sunday rnormng listerjng to his over ccitside tpeakers. Tne service is conducted from ir-side a modern, 15- st-rcy on the site and is beamed to a television suc'encc in Los AnrK-te. New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Mitchell. church Isn't a matter of Mrr- or the spirit.'1 says the ebullient Mr. Schul- ler. who cslis his unusual church "a shopping centre for Jesus Christ." It began in the mid-19503 s-s an outdoor stnice in this Angeles suburb. As time went Mr. Schuller's fie-y orator.' won converts the Reformed Church of America, fijindamentalist, evangelical Potestant sect. The church prospered. The large sanctuary was built, with pews to seat 2.000. Despite the building, many parishioners still prefer in at- tend church by sitting In their cars m the parking lot. The church has huge, picture win- dows, through which the people in the parking lot cait see into the sanctuary. CHRISTMAS STOCKING The Salvation Army tries to 1 make sure that each youngster finds something nice in his! stocking on Christmas mom-' 1 ing. Sometimes it even provides the stocking. Season's Greetings i More Join Your CREDIT UNION Ifs Where You Belong! On bt.-.clf of ire end iloff o< your Creoil Unicn, wj T-, c-.d c iftaion, end c'.d In 1ne New Year. Your Credit Union U's Where You Belong! LETHBRIDGE CENTRAL CREDIT UNION 311 8th STREET SOUTH LETHBRIDGE HAVE A HEW PHONE SYSTEM, AHQ OUR KUMEER IS 328-9601 joining Salvation Army TORONTO (CP) Gen. Eri'f. Pr'ickberg, internationsl leader of the Salvation Army, says that an increasing number of recruits are joining the organi- zation. Tne Swedish-born Gen. Wick- berg told a n e w s conference the reason for the growing in- terest in the Salvation Army may be the "Je-sus movement.'1 "Although f don't agree en- tirely with what the Jesus folk movement is saying. I do wel- come the members to the Sal- vation he said. "I think these young people see the army as a place for the miii- tant expression of Jesus." Priests apply to leave clergy DUBLIN f Renter) About Roman Catholic priests i throughout the world applied to leave the clergy last year, a report published here said. It said that requests by Irish priests to become laymen v.ere accelerating, and urged the es- tablishment an independent agency to help Irish priests difficulties with their voca- tions." tvt'rc singing out our warmest wishej to you for a Holiday richly reward- ing in good cheer and happiness. The Management and Staff of THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL COR. 5th STREET ond 2nd AVENUE S. live your lives together alone. I saw that a person deprived of close relationships with oth- ers Eulferfcd in develop ment, arid he caji Mrs. MeCaulcy, tive, v.-arrn met Bob after she gious life. Bob to leave the priesthood 21 vhen he realized he was in iove v.ith her. "He had quarrel v.ith the be to she says. "H fe reg- ulation about priests ing changes, he'd be glad to go back in.'J Bob, 42. v.'ori'j; reli- gioiLs education director at a Roman Catholic church in Scottidale, but, his wife says, he still actually considers himself a priest. DEFY ROUE'S RULING Juanita ar.d Don who are their firs! baby in January, met three years ago. Juanita was a nun who already taiica steps to leave. He was a priest. "He had a hard decision, to she says. "He loved the priesthood, and 1 didn't want to tear him from it. We agreed to separate for a whole month, with no commu- nication between us, so he could determine what be would do. He called me three dates back to 1600 EC, when the Amorite civilization flourished. An historic people oi mixed Semitic and Indo-European ori- j 53 years. gin. the Am antes lived primar- S ily in the hill country southwest of the Dead Sea and the River Jordan. But their ex- tended as Jar north as snow- crpped Hermon. ciriliiation is to hive antedatod that of the merians of Mesopota-' [mia. The Bible says they were 1 for superstition, v.i'jch- crait and black magic. married. Joan Greene, S4, married her husband. Torn, four years ago. Before trielr marriage, Tom, 48, was a school princi- pal and a Benedictine monk of EAST AFP.ICA from 14 Scfari holi- Afrjca's unique ond Iropkal becc'nei. Yecr-rcun J wteHy Jet c'eccrt'jres. For free color ccnlccl: NIIE5TAR TOURS I06A-709 Dunsmuir, Van. B.C. P.m. 224-0087 v ve're jlrtimming rfp-j lune a Yule ihafs f.llni uith love, peace. CKris'rncs !o all cf cur students and customers from the and STAFF of of MUSIC SCHOOL 2646 SOUTH PARKS1DE DRIVE PHONE 327-0115 THE SALVATION ARMY 13th St. and 4th Ave. South Christmas Eve Candlelite Service Colored Film "THE OTHER WISE MAN" Based on Henry Van Dyke's. Book ALL ARE WELCOME! LANGENBERG OPTICAL LTD. DISPENSING OPTICIAN 602-3rd Ave, South To oil our friends and customers a Very MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR! BART and MARGARET LANGENBERG and FAMILY rfstnias RADIO HIGHLIGHTS DECEMBER 24 DECEMBER 25 o.m. MUSIC A Cerenriony of Ccro's SIr.geri, U-ivcrJity c! Soifenichewonj Uulcrcclisr 'Tchaikowskyj Edmcnlcsn Sym- phony Orcneslro; Five Cnrislmcl Carols soprcr.o Disr.e Ter.or Arthur Curer.getser, Edrr.sntca o.m. SUUDAY SUPFLEwENT A Child's Chriltmos ir, S-.c- b-'oyc'n, freeiy cdcpted frtm c by Dylcn Kow rd Engsl. 6-03 p.m. THE MESSIAH r'o performed by :-r; Merdelsichn P.T. A CONCERT FOR n-ji'i by tre C5.C ON OrerieiVS, University O'- Cncir, t-e Sc-'td Hear! Chur: 6-05 c.m. CHRISTWAS SOUNDS Of WUSIC Wusi: marnmg, c m. THIS COUNTRY ir-J THE MORNIKG 1'03 pm. A ESC CHRISTMAS comment, contemporary plus ths "uri ond fion- seme of trodiTJonal British 6-35 p.m. CHFISTV.AS Cr.risJrr, s Cree cny rrom St. Tnsmas' Churcr, Fccicry, On1., v ecrcls Uss-oni in Swompy p -n. O'JRScLVES There Are No Trees, c c: ChrlsTn-LCs re rsrfn cf l-.s tree-! 9.00 c rr.C-lFT Or THc A. r-i'jSKcl freely bss- ed on fcrr.ajj f.s'y by O, CBR1010 Seasorfs Greetings from llie Manageracnl and Slaff of "I UK CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION ;