Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, February 15, 1875 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 37 -The Hcrald- Religion Craven visits LDS meeting Elder Rulon G. Craven, a regional representative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will address the Lethbridge Alberta stake conference Feb. 22 and 23. Mr Craven will present a missionary theme to sessions conducted in Lethbridge Stake Centre, corner 28th .Street and Scenic Drive. The public is invited to attend a 9 a.m. meeting Sunday reports stake president Lament Matkin. Extraordinary ministers help Extraordinary ministers assigned the task of assisting priests and deacons in distributing Holy Communion have been announced at St. Patrick's Church, Lethbridge. Paul O'Byrne, Catholic Bishop of Calgary, conferred the privilege during a recent visit to Southern Alberta. Extraordinary ministers are Jack Gleason, Maurice Landry Bob Costanzo, Frans Elemans, Ron Frank Featherstone, Frank LeBlanc, Louis Burke, Bob Kinniburg, Ron Scott, Pat Barry, John Marthaller, Sister Alice Day, Alice Takacs, Toni Tompkins, Alberta Clark and Marion Flock. United fund increases TORONTO (CP) A fund set up in December by the United Church of Canada to aid hunger victims in Bangladesh has reached a meeting of the church's general council was told this week. The church's national fund, which underwrites all its work in Canada and the United States, increased by 6.7 per cent, with nearly million contributed by church members in 1974 compared with million in. 1973. Lenten meditation reaffirms virtue By DAVID POLING NEA Religion Writer The circumstances and ordeals of life have been heavy for millions of people in the past year. The energy crises, the currency calamities, the stress of infla- tion and war, the stark reality of unemployment have hit people everywhere. It seemed appropriate and timely, during Lent, to study again the seven cardinal vir- tues. Here is the wisdom of the centuries brought close to the individual life. The at- titudes and ethics that we ex- press in times of crises say much about the inner man. The late Walter Lippmann put it this way: "The wisdom deposited in PRUDENCE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT The Willow Creek School Division No. 28 invites ap- plications for the position of Assistant Superintendent of Schools with duties to commence September 2, 1975. (A job description is available upon Enrolment: Teachers: i72. Please provide the following: a) An. annotated description of all graduate courses taken as well as university transcript b) The nature of administrative experience. c) The salary expected. d) Professional references. Applications should be postmarked prior to March 1, 1975. Applications may be sent to: Dr. A.R. MacLeod, Superintendent Willow Creek School Division No. 28 Box 1088, Clareshplm, Alberta TOLOTO Western friendship Interfaith drop-in centre co-ordinator Bill Roycroft of Lethbridge smiles as he helps volunteer Gall Biggers prepare candles for a coffee house. City faith groups are operating two facilities for athletes adjacent to the village in St. Andrew's Pres- byterian and First Baptist Church. New Mormon congregation limited to single adults CALGARY (CP) A new Mormon congregation just formed in Calgary has its membership limited to singles. Known as the 10th Branch, all its members are single adults between 18 arid 35, liv- ing away from home. It is called a branch, rather than a ward as in the usual Mormon terminology, because it doesn't offer the full scope of church programs such as those for children, teenagers and married people, says branch president Richard Tingle. "The Mormon church found that many of its young people who'd graduated from college or grown up in small towns had come to work in Calgary. They had a tendency to get lost in the city and they felt buried in the regular wards of the church." Calgary's 10th branch, with just under 200 members, is the first singles congregation in Canada and only the fourth in .the entire Mormon church, says Calgary stake president Dale Hanks. "We hope to provide the framework for these young adults to develop individual indentities and leadership potential by active par- start a successful career-finish school (at home in your spare time) The journey towards success begins with getting your high school diploma. It's a proven'fact that the eight out of ten Albertans that have secure good-paying positions today have Grade 12 be- hind them! Today just about anyone can study for their high school diploma at home, through the Alberta Correspondence School. 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"Divorce does happen in the Mormon church, though at a lower percentage than in the general population. It's con- sidered a last resort. "The Mormon church feels that the family unit is essen- tial to society and therefore urges people to marry per- manently. There are seven cardinal virtues, the first four reached by the common agreement of the classical scholars: that life was not only not worth living, but nearly impossible should these be absent. Prudence, Justice, For- titude, Temperance forming the list which came from the thinking and dialogue of Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle. In other centuries and civilizations, Cicero and Seneca of Rome, Philo from Judaism and St. Augustine and Clement of the Christian era joined in support of these chief elements of man's ethical horizon. So many in our time have been put off by the word and notion of "Prude" that they dare not translate prudence nor seek its role in the per- sonality. And as the Pilgrim tradition favored Prudence for a girl's name adding further reason for its abuse and misuse in our time. We are not much on virtue and rather smug about Pilgrims. Cardinal comes from the Latin word, cardinalis, which means hinge and all the other virtues swing on the simple truth that is found in prudence: wisdom. A prudent person is one who has a large treasure Of wisdom in the thought patterns. It is the cau- tion that holds before the mo- ment of action. A wise hesitancy before the plunge. The pondering that precedes the next step. The opposite we know clearly: imprudent, rash, impulsive, hasty. Wrote Cicero: "Prudence is the knowledge of things to be sought and those to be shunned." Prudential comes from this word virtue and it shares with the idea of careful and long range planning. Noah had never been in a major flood, but being warned and a pru- dent man, he made plans for his household and an amazing roll call .of the animal kingdom. Before leaving for his 'first sojourn in Africa, Albert Schweitzer converted all his currency to gold. "The wisdom that comes from God is first utterly pure, then peace loving, gentle, approachable, full of tolerant thoughts and kindly actions, with no breath of favoritism or hint of hypocrisy. And the wise are peacemakers who go on quietly sowing for a harvest of righteousness in other people and in .themselves." (James -18 Phillips trans.) Next: Justice our moral ideals is heavily ob- scured at the present time. We continue to use the language of morality, having no other which we can use. But the words are so hackneyed that their meanings are concealed, and it is very hard, especially for young people, to realize that virtue is really good and real- ly (From A Preface to In the Seven 'Cardinal Vir- tues we have sought to reclaim some of the power and aid that belongs to these ideals. The first four were classical, followed by the three of the early Christian era. 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