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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LCTHBRIDQC HERALD NOVMnDor Diocese launches ad campaign God only knows what a priest does By ELEANOR BLAU New York Times Service NEW YORK Faced with i shortage of priests and a lazy public image of just what i priest the Roman Archdiocese of New fork has launched a 13-week that will place idvertisements in newspapers ind magazines throughout the 'tew York area. It is believed to be the first campaign of such scope by a liocese in North America. A number of other dioceses lave been experimenting with ise the including elevision since the late I960's when dioceses throughout the country began having trouble recruiting new priests and preventing those they had from leaving. For many religious orders have placed recruitment primarily in Calhojjc periodicals. church spokesmen nothing on the scale of the Archdiocese's effort has been undertaken before. Financed through private Fund-raising and aided by lay volunteers who work 'in various aspects of com- the campaign seems well-organized and polished. John one of the ads begins. he's not in he's probably in Beneath a photograph of Father O'Leary talking to a prisoner through cell the copy explains that the priest's is an ever-changing group of men who are waiting for trial or senten- cing. They're packed two men to a cell barely big enough for and from where they sit God can seem to be very far away. But what can one priest prisoner put it pretty 'He brings you your freedom.' It's that simple and that complicated Four other advertisements in the series describe the work of other priests. Before introducing the five priests featured in the Terence Cardinal Cooke told a news conference that the campaign had no specific recruitment and that he could not describe the shor- tage in numbers. would be pleased to have all the vocations but J couldn't put a limit on the he said. The Rev. George Thomp- director of -vocations for the said there were 950 priests compared to or in the late 1960's. Many parishes which used to have three or four priests now have two or he adding priests today are asked to do much than particularly in areas of social work Thompson also said in an interview that the Archdiocese had experienced less- of a priest shortage than Bethlen Presbyterian Church 1014-IOth AVWIIW North LMhbrMg. Minister H.v. M.lh. Vivian Toth English Worship a.m. Hungarian Worship a.m. Sunday School a.m. THE SALVATION ARMY 1302 4th AvenueS Corps Officers MAJORS THELMA M JOAN M PIERCE a.m. School a.m .Worship Captain Ron Butcher Night Rally Study YOUR CHURCH HOME EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th AVMMM and Mayor Magrath Drive PASTOR REV. H. J. JOST Phon. 327-6113 School a.m Service p.m Service cordial invitation to St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818-5 Avenue South Minister Reverend L D B A Organist Mr. w VaAder Kooy Church School-Kindergarten to Grade Six Nursery during Church hour p.m SEARCHING- SOUTH LETHBRIDGE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES WEEKEND MASSES ST. PATRICK'S CORNER 4th AVE. and 10th ST. S. SATURDAY. p.m'. 9 a.m.. 12 fioon___ ASSUMPTION 240512th AVE.S. p.m. SUNDAY 8 11 Folk Mass a.m. In Parish Hall BETHEL A 716 23rd ST. N. SUNDAY SCHOOL WORSHIP SERVICES S T p.m. EVENING SERVICES FACILITIES FOR ALL other and that part of the problem here and elsewhere was a new retire- ment policy that requires priests to retire at age 75. As for the public's hazy im- Thompson said a survey of Catholic parents and young men in high school and college indicated most people seemed to think that all priests do is say mass and ask for money. If a similar survey at the end of the 13 weeks indicated the campaign helped change that the Archdiocese plans to inform other dioceses about the effort and to try to raise money for an expanded campaign that would make use of radio and television Prominently placed in the advertisements is the theme of the New York priest. God knows what he does for a living U.S. Scouts underscore duty to God Me. Boy Scout officials say they acted correctly when they re- fused to allow a 10-year-old boy to join the Cub Scouts because he crossed the word out of the Scout Promise. The executive board of the local Boy Scouts of said the Claude Taylor of would not duty to that is required of every scout. position of the Boy Scouts of America is quite said a statement re- leased today Boy Scouts of America maintains that no boy can grow into the best kind of citizen without recognizing his obligation to The board said membership in the scouts is voluntary young men who do not believe that they can adhere to the principles of the organization need not join. they eliminate themselves for qualification to membership 6God Squad9 on patrol Wash. Ten men in blue patrolling in police cars are carrying Bib- les instead of guns. They're unofficially known as the think it's the only group like it in the says Dale police public information officer for this Seattle suburb of per- sons. Most departments have chaplains on call we haven't heard of any others who have a group of clergy- men like this on a on-call Their duties include the regular chaplain chores of helping deal with family dis- turbances and notifying rela- tives after deaths. But they also ride in a patrol car at least once a month for eight hours. DIAL-A-THOT 327-4581 DEDICATE GIDEON BIBLES continuing nMfnOctol Ph. 327-5322 Or 327-2735. PLACED IN PMSONS CHRISTIAN SCtttCt 1203 4th AVE S. SUNDAY 8 TRUTH That AND WEDNESDAY 7 30 p m Meeting READING ROOM Open Noon-2 00 p m Sit CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 42511tHSt S J R CHAPMAN. Minister Mr D Maliey. OrqamM AN 327-4774 Family Service 10 00 a m ttrvice for adults S S Classes tor Evening Service 7 00 p m EVERYBODY WELCOME Herald- Food for life Entertainer Art Linkletter is returning to television in a new series examining food nutrition. Sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist the program will be aired at 3 p.m. Sunday on CJOC Channel 7. Demonstrating a vegetarian to Mr. Linkletter is dietitian Helen Register. Mennonites shun a quiet heretic By WAYNE KING New York Times Service Pa. At 44 years of a soft-spoken Mennomte farmer and father of Robert L Bear seemed oddly cast as a excommunicated Irom his church and angrily challenging the faith of his fathers was brought up as a Reform he the model of raw-boned American Gothic as he stands on a patch of the lush 300 acres he tilled until this year a few miles from the town of Carli- sle in Pennsylvania's farm country. I have always been anxious to know the teachings of the church But the church wanted not As a result of his inquiries which included public denunciations of church doctrine and its bishops and accusations that the church hierarchy had lied Bear has been excommunicated from the church for more than a year he has been officially by the 70 or so members in three congregations in the Cumberland by church his soul plac- ed in eternal jeopardy. Most is that his pretty 35 year old wife. who continues in the faith and daily wears the traditional plain long blue gown and cap of the will share neither his table nor his bed. and by Bear's account will hardly speak to him. His six children no longer have faith and trust in he has moved from his farmhouse to a sparse bachelor's trailer Most of the including his father and a younger think he is unstable at best. Some think he is flirting with Satan at worst. And much of his farm lies idle because he has been unable to plant the bumper crop of potatoes he has brought forth every year for the last 20 earning up to annually. doing this in the name of said I will not knuckle under bishops and I are like two stags on a mountain. My wife is the doe standing at the top A fight is The locking of horns between Bear and his church had already sounded the length of the verdant valley along the Conodoguinet Creek. Several local newspapers have reported the and to the consternation of reclusive has hired a Harrisburg public relations firm to spread the story must lift the skirts of these plain clothes and give the world a peak says Bear plain gar- ments had pride in the corrup- tion of The Reform similar to the who have related wear the simple dress of Their teachings are based on a literal interpreta- tion of the words of Jesus or the Apostles. They are non- resistant. They shun will not sue in hold governmental of- Mormons meet in Lethbridge A former Palo mayor will address an area conference of the Lethbridge Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here this weekend. Elder David an assistant to the Council of Twelve will use a film entitled Meet the Mor- mons to explain reasons for continued church growth. Mr. Haight was a prominent California businessman and civic leader prior to assuming full-time church duties. A supervisor of retail depart- ment Mr. Haight also gained experience from a term as president of Brigham Young Utah. Stake President Bryce Stringham has extended a public invitation for interested persons to attend the 10 a.m. Sunday program. The Stake Centre is situated on the corner of 28th Street and Scenic Drive. Ihnnl vote or take up arms m war Thrologically descended from the Anabaptists who broke with the Roman Catholic Church during the the tiny which is governed by nine bishops and has some 600 members in the United States and practices excom- munication and as an article of although they are rarely exercised. Only a public airing of the shunning and the marital catastrophe it Bear can force a resolu- tion of his problems is like being placed in the he said in an inter- view people of the church can do anything they want You remain helpless and a sinner They are gentle people and completely non- he says with scorn. do ii for the greater glory of God. They are zealous to save my soul It is the church's position that excommunication and shunning are not punishments to be meted against sinners. says a Reformed Mennonite Glenn M. Gross of purpose is to convince the brother to return to the fold Bishop who is the brother of Bear's along with the rest of the that Bear's public battle simply moves the ex- communicant further from the church and harms the family. He contends that ed his own and that separation from the church was the result of his own acts and the inexorable application of the scriptures believe he excommunicated said Bishop a pious man who operates a thriving produce business in Mechamcsburg The bishop reason for the excom- munication was railing against the church We tried to be patient and long- suffering with him. But Robert appeared at meetings and distributed accusations and admonitions against the accusing a minister of being a who was raised in the church and joined it when he was said that he had asked no questions until doubts about church infallibility began to bother him. Complaints and questions about doctrine caused both him and his wife to be excom- municated in 1964 He was allowed back into the but then charged the church hierarchy with heresies in 1971. Largely es- the charges contended among other things that Bishop Gross had ad- ministered communication to church members unfit to receive it. Religion High priestess wooing voters in Venezuela CARACAS The black-haired high priestess ot an Indian who claims more than a million lollowers. has committed her forces to Venezuela's presidential elections Bealriz Veil Ane. the leader of the cult of the legendary Indian goddess Maria Lionza. has formed her followers into a political party named Spiritual Recovery of National Integration. Us initials in Spanish spell REINA an allusion to the goddess Maria who according to Indian legend suckled the lirst man on earth at her has been worshipped for cen- turies by the poor as the goddess of fortune and nature and good and evil. l Beatrix Veil Ane is the present high priestess and chief philosopher of the which survived centuries of repression by the Spanish Roman Catholic conquerors of South America SMOKES CIGARS Her real name is Beatriz Correa de Rondon. She is from attractive and the unmarried mother of one daughter She wears long tight-fitting heavy makeup and a per- manent sun tan and makes no secret of her liberated A tat cigar is trequently clamped between her reminis- cent of the semi-voodoo rites of the whose members go into ecstasies after cigar-smoking seances before images of the goddess. Some political observers laugh off the entry of Bealriz into politics and ridicule her claim of a million followers in an elec- torate of less than five million Bui many of the rural and urban poor worship the goddess and travel to the province of 160 miles east of the lo make their offerings The priestess formed her party too late to nominate a presidential candidate in the Dec 9 elections but she will give her parly s votes to the highest bidder among the 14 candidates SEEKS MEDIATING ROLE We shall be a force of equilibrium between right and the priestess said at the inauguration of the party in a Caracas cinema mother. Queen Maria Lionza. protects the rich as well the who must win the fruits of the earth through work and struggle We shall be the forces ot conciliation. We shall establish a new dialogue between conflicting socio-economic and w e shall open the way for the men of the new age of Aquarius One thing which makes observers here think twice before writing oil the new party is the widespread belief that former president Marcos Perez Jimenez was once a follower the goddess CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Cornw 5th ind 13th St. S. SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor REV T W ROYCROFT Service 7joO_o.m.-w-Evanma Service BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 033 7th Strtct South 11 a m Service 7 30 p m THE BELOVED SON OF GOD Mr. W. Pickford Wednesday 8.00 a Class A HEARTY WELCOME AWAITS YOU BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH American Baptist General 329 19th Street Nortn H 328-2045 9 45 a.m and English a m Worship Service p.m Service Preach Christ the Power and Wisdom of 1501 6th S. Phone 329-3011 A CHARISMATIC COMMUNICATION CENTRE THIS SATURDAY 7.30 P.M Jesus Party A CHRISTIAN CELEBRATION SUNDAY 11 00 7 30 Praise. Worship and Ministry Pastor Hazell ministering the Word BOOK THIS DATE SAT DEC 30 P.M Film- THE SON WORSHIPPERS See the Jesus Revolution and hear Young Christians sharing their THOU WITH US AND WE WILL DO THEE Q Independent Baptist Church Evangelistic Services Nov. and Dtc. Nightly Sir Winston Churchill High David Oldfltld Speaking New Mondays at p.m. 1714-14 AVWHM South p.m. Sundays Church of the Nazarene tth Swllt IMl St UMridgt B.C. PMMr-ffMM U7-47M AetM. PMtor-LCTy ftptotr MMM J27-11M School Service Larry Splcer Speaking 7-00 TELEPHONE CALL FROM Wednesday Study from a book Friday and Missionary Leonora Pease from India ;