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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE UTHBRIDGE HERAID Saturday, July 7, 197S THE LiTHBRIDGE HERALD RELIGION Worker priests face conflict with old ally NEW YORK AP) Fiom the Carabanchel prison near Madrid, Spain, Rev. Fran- cisco Garcia writes: "I am a Catholic priest, faithfl son of the Holy Church, a prisoner for the 10th time. So far, he has never been convicted of any offence. A worker-priest, he is one of the so-called "Carabanchel now facing trial for labor union activity, a cause that in- Cardston CWL gets charier St. Theresa's Altar Society of Cardston has been officially wanted a charter by the Cath- olk Women's League of Can- ada. An evening celebration in May began with a mass per- formed by Rev. Philippe Pou- lin, parish priest and Rev. W. J. Krewski of Medicine Hat. Actual inaguration took place during mass when Mrs. Mar- garetha Scherer called the 15 new members forward to recite the CWL pledge, while holding lighted candels. Mrs. Marietta Thielen joined in welcom- ing the new group and extend- ing congratulations. Members of the charter ex- ecutive are Mrs. Kia Linder, president; Mrs. Jean Eilers, vice-president; Mrs. Fran Satl, treasurer; and Mrs. Katie Jas- person, secretary. __ DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES a continuing memorial Ph. 327-5322 or 328-4565 RACED IN HOTELS, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, PRISONS creasingly has brought Spain's Roman Catholic Church into conflict with a onetime ally, the regime of Francisco Franco. "There exist situations of injustice which oppress and prevent free exercise of fun- damental Archbishop Jubany of Barcelona said re- cently in protesting the slay- ing of a workman by police in a clash with construction strikers. "The workers suffer from systematic repression of all forms of free association." It is the case of the 10 labor leaders now facing trial, ac- cused of "illegal that has sharpened the issue and drawn protests from labor leaders in most Euro- pean countries. "It clearly is the biggest case in the current social struggle in says Eric W. Schmidt, a Manhattan law- yer and organizer of the newly formed Unitad States Committee for the Caraban- chel 10. "It's particularly amazing how the church has supported the movement for free trade unions and collective bargain- he said in an interview. "Not the entire hierarchy does so, but most of the bish- ops do. It's a movement that cuts across all political lines." Spain, with a population of about 33 million, is over- whelmingly Catholic and has only about Protestants. Protestants, once sharply res- tricted, now fraction more freely so long as they register with the government under a law enacted in 1966 in the- wake of the Second Vatican Council. Spain's Catholic bishops and priests two years ago asked for an end to the concordat linking church to the govern- ment, although Franco has continued it. The churchmen also apologized for the church's largely pro-Franco role in the Spanish Civil War that brought him to power. Church times suppressed in Spain- have called for broadened human rights, including the right to free trade unions, as- sembly and political organiza- tion in a land where only one party, the Falange, is author- ized. "The middle class has be- come increasingly vociferous and open for Schmidt said. "This includes the church, lawyers, doctors, university professors, students and many businessmen." He said the "Carabanchel representing labor lead- ers from throughout Spain, face up to 20-year terms. They have in jail since June, 1972, to be tried by Madrid's Tribunal of Public Order. They were reported to have been arrested at a meeting in a religious house in Pozuelo. "Only an outcry of world public opinion can free Schmidt said, noting that Spanish trials usually are rushed through in two hours. He said that despite Spanish law allowing only a govern- ment-linked labor syndicate and banning strikes, Spain now has the highest strike rate of any Western European nation, with industrial wages set at a day. Ee said the drive for free trade unions has swept the country, and about people have been arrested in the last year, most eventually released. "Priests, intellectuals, law- yers and doctors go to jail re- gularly. At least in going to jail, they never fell alone." A special prison for priests has been designated in Sa- mora. Family disrupted Eugene Voll and his wife, Marie, both 45, sit in their Farmington, Conn., home after being involved in a physi- cal encounter in New York trying to get their son, Dan (left) to leave a religious sect and come back home. Police interceded in the fracas and sent the Volls home. Dan, now 21, is back with his friends at the New Testament Missionary Fellowship. Black preacher fights for 'second-class9 folk By WILLIAM L. CHAZE WASHINGTON (AP) A young black minister walked the corridors of the Capitol in 1968 as one of the leaders of Poor People's March, Kev. An- drew Young walked them now as the United States Soufli's first black congressman. Young, 41, says his work as a Democratic parly's representa- tive of Atlanta's predominantly- white 5th District is an exten- sion of seven years spent cam- paigning for Negro civil rights at the side of the late Dr. Mar- tin Luther King. "I got into civil rights work because it is impossmfe to preach to men and women that A CUT CABLE CAN HURT SO MANY WAYS If you cut a buried telephone cable, it could hamstring a hospital or cripple a community. It does more than cut off telephone service, it can sever medical service, ambulance service, police emergency service, firefighting Here's an service, telecommunications service vital to every aspect of home and community life. If s frightening when you think about it. It can be even more frightening if it actually happens. Don't let it happen because of you. they are Gods' children if society is going to treat them like second-class says Young. "I think the same ap- plies to- politics." Young has made few head- lines since arriving in Washing- ton. He Is playing by the rules that bind freshmen congress- men. They are supposed to look and listen and remain mostly in the background. He served on the banking and currency committee of the Hou93 of Representatives and its subcommittees on mass consumer affairs and international bade and finance. WATCHES TRANSIT His major legislative interest has been trying to amend a mass-transit bin to give riders a voice in the development of public transportation systems. Young's home town has devel- oped a mass-transit system without such a provision and the congressman says the public has been forced to spend about in legal fees to be beard in court. His staff here includes sev- eral persons -who worked with him m the Atlanta-based South- em Christian Leadership Con- ference. Young resigned as ex- ecutive vice-president of SCLC in 1970 to run unsuccessfuBy for Congress. He was elected two years later after the Georgia General Asssmbly cut several blue-collar white ntighborboods from the district and added black areas. Young was defeated m Ms first race by incumbent Re- publican FUtcbar Thompson, beaten last year to a US. Sen- ate race, to the 1972 race, Young beat Rodney Cook, a white insurance man from At- lanta's fashionable Bockhead section, by margin of votes. In a district whose voters are 82 per cent white, Young re- ceived better than 98 per cent of the Wack vote and more than 25 per cent of the white vote. UCW hears China report CLARESHOLM (Special) A summary of a visit to China was presented at a recent neeting of Oaresholm UCW group. Mrs. O. Lange gave the talk. Mrs. Stanley Lewis, litera- ture convenor, reported new books have been ordered. A va- cation Bibk school is to be held July 23-27 under the leadership of Mrs. Jack Yorgason. FREE CABLE-SAVER SERVICE DIAL "0" (ZERO) AND ASK FOR ZENITH BURIED CABLE LOCATION SERVICE Do it well in advance, for a Cable Locator to get to the scene fast No charge for the call or the grateful you caned. THANK YOU! CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4 AVE. S. SUNDAY aJn.-CJOC "The TRirrH That HEALS" School Service SACRAMENT WEDNESDAY Meeting READING ROOM p.m. Open Tow, GOSPEL PRONOUNS MAY GIVE OFFENCE ALBANY, N.Y. presbytery of Albany has been asfcsd to make sure it doesn't give United Presby- terians the idea that God's grace and gifts are for men only. are many who feel excluded by our terminology that is specific to one sex said Rev. Margaret Rowland, the only woman pastor of a church in the presbytery. She recently presented presbytery with the appeal by its studjr group on wo- men. As an example, she said, the liturgical declaration of pardon, "If a man is m Christ, he becomes a new- person should read, "If anyone is in Christ, that one becomes a new per- son altogether." Rev. Carlyle Adams, stated clerk of the presbytery, said that during his nearly 40 pears in the ministry he has been changing pronouns to worshippers in the prayer, worshippers in the prayers. Catholics dominate in Canada OTTAWA (CP) Roman Catholics form the largest single religious denomination in the country, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday. The agency said 1971 census figvies show 46.2 per cent of the population stated a preference for the Roman Catholic Church. The United Church was second with 17.5 per cent, Anglicans followed with 11.8 per cent. Tht next largest group 4.3 per cent, gave no religion. Of a total population of 21.6 million in 1971, about 10 million persons preferred the Roman Catholic Church, 3.8 million for United Church, 2.5 million for Anglican. Almost one million had no affiliation. Other denominations in order of preference were: Presby terian, four per cent; Lutheran, 3.3 per cent; Baptist 3.1 per cent; other unspecified, 2.7 per cent; Greek Orthodox, 1.5 per cent; Jewish, 1.3 per cent; Uk- rainian Catholic, 1.1 per cent; Pentecostal, one per cent; Men- nonite and Jehovah's Witnesses, both 0.8 per cent; Salvation Army, 0.6 per cent. Pope flays e' society VATICAN CITY (AP) -Pope Paul today praised athletes and said the interest they stir among the public was "very different from the one caused by idols of cafe society." Idols of cafe society, the Pope said in a brief speech, "vilify their lives in frivolity and in a dark existence, lacking noble ideals." The Pope, -who spoke to a group of Italian cyclists he re- ceived in audience, said ath- letes "offer the magnificant show of a healthy, strong, gen- erous youth." La his youth Pope Paul, 75, practised cycling. TONGA BLUE LAWS: A kiss on the Sabbath could put you in jail By MORT ROSENBLUM NUKUALOFA, Tonga (AP) You can kiss her on a Mon- day, a Tuesday, a Wednesday, etcetera. But try it on a Sun- day in Tonga and you might end up in jail for two years. It is against the law here, to be frivolous on Sunday. Any form of work is forbidden, even watering the lawn. And most Tongans wouldn't have it any other way. When Wesleyan missionar- ies converted King George Tapou I in they did it wefl. Today virtually every Tongan is a Christian and most go to church at least twice on Sunday. Not much happens during the week, anyway, in these friendly, relaxed little South Sea islands, or in their Wild West Victorian capital of Nuku'alofa. But on Sunday, nothing hap- pens at an. Townsfolk and tourists crowd into the nondescript church of Tonga where some get to watch King Tauf a'ahau TnpouIV dozing occasionally behind dark glasses. Stirring Polynesian voices, helped along by a French born and two trumpets, belt out a Tongan version of Rock of Ages from the choir loft lo- cated on straw matting on the mam floor. MUST KEEP DAY HOLY Meanwhile, other Tongans pray in 45 Mormon chapels scattered around the islands. And still others attend serv- ices hi Roman Catholic, Angli- can and Seventbday Adventist churches. No one is required to be in church on Sunday, but every- one is bound by the constitu- tion and some lesser statutes to keep Sunday holy. A constable saw some smoke rising from a back- yard copra drying shack deep in the bush late last year, and he caught a man red-handed stoking a fire. The culprit got six months in jail. Old-timers recall how once workmen trying feverishly to fix electric generators for the hospital and the wireless sta- tion were arrested for labor- ing on Sunday. Until recently the constitu- tion ordered: "The Sabbath day shall be sacred forever and it shall not be lawful to do work or play games or trade on the Sabbath." An amendment was added to allow the cabinet discretion to bend the rules for such cases as the emergency land- ing of aircrft. Legislators debted further changes, such as letting taxis take sick persons to the hos- pital, but it was decided enough was enough and Sim- day should remain undefiled. SHOUTING RULED OUT There are clear on the books: You can call "safl-bo" but cannot shout hi vain or beat on a tin can. You need permission from the mayor to fire your gun. You must make certain your stallion abstains from any procreattve activity. Another law with an eye toward ecumenial calm makes it illegal for rival churches less than 300 yards apart to hold services at the same time. The business of Christintty a is the major industry on Tonga. The Mormons have been particularly successful mis- sionaries hi years- and claim 25-30 per cent of all Tongans with 50 or W new baptisms eveiy month. Mormon Mission President Charles Woodsmorth says di- rect and Indirect payments by Ms church account for 75 per cent of the government's reve- nue. Officials put the figure lower but agree it is a sizable chunk. Much of the Mormons' an- nual expenditure of more than million goes for salaries to Tongans doing construction and other projects. Tongan and foreign critics say. the- money is distorting the traditional economy. Some add that mission education is turning out little American schoolchildren instead of little Tongans. But most Tongans, from on down, say the Mor- mons and other missionaries are making valuable contribu- tions to the country in spite of their weak points. All in all, people in Tonga worry about change. Six days a week. DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 2720-21 S. Donald It Givm, Evangelist Sunday: Bible Study a.m. Wonhip a.m. and p.m. p-m. for information GIM Homo Study Phono: or 32S4S55 EVERYONE WELCOME COMBINED SUMMER SERVICES St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Flirt Church ISIS Stti South Minfeter-THE REVEREND I. D. HANK1NSON, 8.A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY Draw near to God! 1614 5th Avenue South SERVICE OF WORSHIP AT ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH o.m.-BEFORE AND AFTER i.-OO lock Supper ot fork lake followed by service at p.m. YOU ARE INVITED TO WORSHIP WITH US Go out to live ;