Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 19, 1973 · Page 16
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X H Aifcama* TIMCS, Men., rAvmrcviLLi, ARKAM»A* T9, 1973 Catholic Churches In U.S. Said Hurting Financially "" By GEORGE W. CORNELL '" AP Religion Writer "· NEW YORK AP)~After i; Jnaking it big with a book about * Vatican finances, Nino Lo Bello "'decided to try it again with an expose of riches of the U.S. Ro- ''man Catholic Church. But he :: ran into an unexpected problem. ··" "I discovered the Church is : in tough financial shape in this 'country," he says. "It's really "hurting." '" Lo Bello, 51. an easygoing, mustachioed American finan- "' cial writer, now based in "'Vienna, Austria, says lie spenl '·nine months, traveling 40,000 ·'miles in the United States "checking Catholic Church fi 'nances in 250 cities and all 50 '"slates. "I ended up debunking my " 'own idea," he says. "I startec !" out to clobber the Church abou ; 'its wealth, but you have to le '..the chips fall where they may . and I ended up clobbering my 1,'self." ,,,. He began the project afte ; fiis 1969 book, "Th'e Vatican y Empire," became a hot seller "with more than 70,000 copies in .-Jiard cover, a half million in {"paperback. He planned a seque ; doing a similar job on th ; American Church. ; "Like a lot of other Catholics ^ I assumed that the Church wa * rich and I set out to try to ex · pose it with my own research j but ended up proving what th « Church has been telling us -' it's losing money," he said i j an interview. 5 Lo Hello's new hook, is'sue f by Trident Press, plays on hi ', previous title, using the name ; "Vatican U.S.A.," but he sai i "the publisher was a little dis ; appointed" that it doesn't sho\ · the Church as fat and opulent. THE TRUTH · "I had to present .the truth. i he said. '.'The Church is reall t. in tough shape. I found dioces ', after diocese on the brink \ bankruptcy -- largely becaus 3 the parochial schools are drain ,'· ing off income." ' He noted that what gives th i A m e r i c a n religious orgar ^ izations their image of weall i is all their real estate, such a " church buildings, schools, ho ? pitals, homes for the aged an J orphanages. j "It looks like wealth to th · eye, but it's not producing an « real income," he said. "What j does produce, the parochi '·. schools and other institution eat it up, and they're still ha\ , Ing a hard time." I He said he previously a »umcd that the U.S. Churc as raking in. big money from delines busness, but found is also was a fallacy. Some :ligious orders conduct bust- esses to support themselves, e said, but generally are taxed same as commercial enter- rises. However, regular regional or- anlzalions of the Church, the ioceses, depend almost ontire- on Sunday collections from embers, he said. KEEPS IT GOING "That Sunday plate is what eeps the Church going," he dded: Lo Bello estimates the hold- ngs of Ihe U.S. Catholic Church at $80 billion with an- ual income of $12.5 billion, but ic says the money goes lo op rate 18,000 parishes, 78 hospi als, 42 homes and orphan ges, supporting extensive for ign missions and running 13, ign 00 s 00 schools. He said the Vatican, whose inklings he estimates at $30 bil on and income at $2 billion an ually, could help the American !hurch, and several America] archbishops have sent out feel irs to Rome about it, w i t ] negative results. "The Vatican is rich and get .ing richer, while the Americai Church is poor and gettini poorer." he said. Adult Center Activities Set A musical, travelogue an guest speaker are scheduled a .he Community Adult Cente during the week of Feb. 19-23. Mrs. J. D. Eagle and Mrs Georgia Cragin will present musical tonight; Harry Vande griff, superintendent of Faycltc ville schools will speak Wedne day and Mrs, Yi Tu will giv a program on her native Chin Friday. Programs begin at 1:30 p.m on the above days. All person 50 years of age or older ma participate in Center activitie at HillcresL Towers. Furthc information may be obtained b calling 443-3512. Staf-ion Break-In Thieves took $85 from a des drawer and an undetermine amount of coins from a vendin machine in a Saturday break- at the Oak Plaza 66 Scrvic Station. Dean Maunch to' police a piece of wood coverir a broken window was knocke out In allow' thieves access the office. Tc^ugh Leader .Jean Moore of Belfast 'supreme' of (he Women's Auxiliary of the Loyalist,'' Association of Workers, sa4 she has 5,000 women pledged to Keep Northern Ireland ( British. Called a Tierce weia- woman* by friends, she 'isays the association has enriugh support (o paralyze indui jnry in Northern Ireland andr'If we have . t o ' f i g h t , we will/, she says (AP Wirephoto) i i Salvation Army Advisory Bpard To Hear Giibser r E. H. Gubser of [Tulsa. Okla. a member of the Titl'sa Advisory Board for the SalyfUion Army, will ibe guest speaker at the annual advisory ba'ard meeting of the local Salviation Army Feb. 20. ] The group will Convene at 1 p.m. at Wyatt's Oafeteria and a highlight of the.(program will be a cornet solo by Capt. Victor Tidman of Oklahoma City. Gubser is president of four motor hotel corporations, a restaurant corrioration and corporate director! of two other hotel companies, ^ubser Enterprises include insurance agency, real · estate holdings, mobile lame sale lots and :\commercia real estate developno\-nts. As a member o.fa the Tuls Advisory Board n e t ) has bee active in capital fluid drives the Christmas Commiij tee, t h Outreach Committees and th Property Committee, \o( whic he is currently chairniim. He completed his \ pre-la education at the Uniw^rsity i Chicago and finished i(;| at nigh school in 1339. j New advisory board, jn ember and officers will be '.iiistalle and a report of the W72 ai tivities will be given. I In Thailand ' ' Air Force T-Sgt Micbi'ael J Savage, whose wife. LarAira, the daughter of Mr. and Mr R. A. Sikes of Gentry,, ha arrived for duty at Korat.'iRoy; Thai AFB. Thailand. Savage, a medical seii'vice technician, previously sertned Lackland AFB. Tex. Boyle Tenders Congratulations To 62-Year-Olds By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) -- To all IB people in the world who will 62 years old this month, reelings! Congratulations, fellow survi- ors. How are you doing? To all the people in the world r ho will be born this morth, reelings, too! Welcome to the diverse, kiddies. Let's see 'hat you can do to it. At 62, another birthday oesn't have the ring of doom hat it does at 40 to a man and t 30 to a woman. One has be- ome accustomed to the pas- age of time, accepts it, and in a way is even a 1)lt proud of caching another niche in it. After all, the whole human ace considered, there are still Miner fnjurfo* Mrs. Ralnta Wyatt, 18, of 118 E. Sycamore St., suffered minor injuries when a car driven by her husband went out of control on Gregg Avenue and overturned about 11% 20 p.m. Saturday. Police said the car driven by Arthur William Wyatt, struck a curb, then skidded on g r a v e 1 before it overturned. Mrs. Wyatt was given emer gency treatment at Washington General Hospital. and overlook the slight taste ol dregs it has. The tremendous pageantry of the seasons remains to them a mighty cath arsis of the soul. So, for those of us reachin; 62 this month -- or any mont -- let bells ring, trees bud birds sing, flowers bloom, anc people smile because we'v reached this mile! Dairy Education Meeting Planned A dairy educational meeting vill be held Feb. 22 al the Farm Bureau Building in Fayetteville. The meeting will start at 2:30 p.m. and adjournment is cheduled for 2:30 p.m. Topics of discussion will include the formulation of the most economical dairy reatlons by Dr. Ralph Williams, extension dairyman and aspects of herd health, by Dr. Louie Stratum, of the University of Arkansas. A question and answer session will follow and participants are invited to ask any questions related to dairy production. Further information may b obtained by calling Joe Cowan at the county extension office. irobably more people don't reach 62 than do. who That makes you more durable than a majority of the people who lave ever drawn breath and known the agony and loveliness it earth. What does it feel like to be 12? Well, there is still plenty lo at 62 but, in this man's case at least, there is also something if an inclination to let the other ellow start doing more of it. At 62. do you feel dramatical- y different? Does something especially bad happen to you? Do you hate life because you cannot escape the realization hat there is a smaller store of t left than you have already used up? Does zest vanish? No, indeedy! NO, NO, NO Well, then, at 62 does sorae- ,hing remarkably good happen ,o you? Do you suddenly see all :he errors of your ways, and reform and become a saint? No, indeedy, indeedy! The truth is that on your 62nd birthday you wake up pretty much the same fellow you put LO bed just a few hours before. If you're the grateful kind, however, you may say a small prayer of thanksgiving in your heart and that you have reached another milestone of living. Then you scratch yourself, paw the clabber out of your eyes, and get up and face the world as usual. I've noticed one thing:.people who get mad at life and the world in their early 60s often don't live long enough for Uncle Sam to hand them their pension meal ticket. ' I've noticed another thing: people who develop a philosophical attitude toward life are more likely to last a long, long time. They drain the last drop of goodness that lies in the cup, (Editor's note: Boyle won be 62 until Wednesday, so don expect a column from him tha day. By then he'll probably be deep in mourning.) Beef Cattle Short Course Set Feb. 21 . The third session of the Bee Cattle Short Course, conducte by the Washington Count ^tension Servica, wffl b* b*M t 7:15 p.m. Feb. 21 at the ospitality room of th« First .late Bank of Springdale. Carl E. Rose, county cxten- ion agent and Dr. Woody Wiley, state extension' soils pecialist will discuss pasture levelopmenl, management and. utilization. Included will be a discussion on fertilization and utilization to avoid nitrate poisoning and grass tetany. The course is planned to help producers make more money in he cattle business and all cattlemen are invited to attend. Fayellerin* CIVITAN CLUB School for Retarded Children Electric Drying pIVIakes c Moig Sense Any new permanent press fabric will tell you. For the softest, handle-with-care kind of treatment your clothes deserve, electric dryers make more sense. Pleats and creases slay in. Wrinkles stay out And it only costs a nickel a load to dry with electricity. The clean warmth and gentle attention your n«w fabrics get is simply an added bonus. And with electric drying, your clothes dry cleaner and last longer. Electric dryers go easy on the maintenance bills too. And because electric dryers actually cost less, you save enough initially to dry about 1,000 loads free. Ask any permanent press which dryer makes more sense. Tlian visit your nearest eleolrio appliance dealer and see for yourself. GUNF1OTER BAr.LADS AN DTRAIUi SONGS MAiRTY ROBIIINS ii ji'ludinf*: -*;! 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