Independent from Long Beach, California on March 24, 1976 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 7

Long Beach, California
Issue Date:
Wednesday, March 24, 1976
Page 7
Start Free Trial

POPE BIRTH-CONTROL CURB HELD DISASTER i«ng«jch.c.iii..won.,M.rcnn,im INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PMJ--A-7 NEW Y O R K (AP) Findings of a m a j o r Roman Catholic study issued Tuesday blame Pope Paul Vl's 1968 r u l i n g against contraception for sleep declines in church p r a c t i c e s , c a l l i n g t b e ..papal decision "an organ- i z a t i o n a l and religious disaster." The conclusions were based on representative national samplings of U.S. Catholics, with the data analyzed by computers of the National Opinion Research Center in Chicago. Rev. Andrew Grceley, senior project researcher, said the results do not merely suggest that "the cause of Catholic decline was the birth-conlrol deci- sion," but "we prove it with the kind of certainty one rarely attains in historical analysis." On the basis of findings that linked the encyclical prohibiting contraception with drops in Mass attendance, financial support, d a i l y prayer and other religious practices, he said, the impact "as far as the American church goes was one of the worst catastrophes in religious history.' 1 The data for the study was drawn from two samplings of Catholics, 2,071 of them in 1963 and 1,128 in 1974. Between those years, two major forces were at work -- the "positive force" resulting in the re- forms of the Second Vatican Council and the "negative force" of the birth-control ruling, the report says. It says the council ref o r m s , by themselves, would have I n c r e a s e d Catholic religious practice by a sixth, while the birth- control encyclical by itself w o u l d have c a u s e d de- clines of about a half, but Ihe " t w o f o r c e s c o m - bined" h a v e yielded an overall decline of about one-third. However, support for Catholic schools remains strong, with 90 per cent favoring their continuation and 80 per cent willing to Increase contributions to sustain t h e m . Shrinking enrollment was attributed almost entirely to unavailability of schools ami failure to expand the system. As for finances, the study s a y s the rate of Catholic contributions has fallen so thai current estimated income of $3.8 bit- lion would, If still nt the 1963 rate, be $5.5 billion. Most of the loss was at- t r i b u t e d to tho b i r t h - cnntrnl decision. The encyclical WHS "issued to restore f a i l h in the institution, b u t in ( a c l badly weakened it." the report says, noting tin! the rilling not only failed to check the increase in Catholic use of birth-control methods-- 80 per cent of Catholics now practice birth control-- hut eroded support for papal authority. AT ALL 8««mi | o«ii "ERA" UQU1D LAUNDRY DETERGENT CURTISS 12-OZ. BAG OF "FUN SIZE BARS" i Baby Ruth or ,r | Butterfinger ^ 9:30 AM TO 9:30 PM MON.-SAT. 10:00 AM TO 7:00 PM SUN. PROFESSIONAL TOOTHBRUSH |/ Round end bastles! PLAYHX Living Gloves With FREE GLOVE DAVIS IVII AUhL TABUTS Higti Potency Vitamin Formula With Minerals! 30's FREE With 100's Di'GEL ANTACID RELIEVES ACID INDIGESTION 'ueme Rinse, Balsam, L e ino n or W i t h CLArROL r? "Final ri Net- El INVISIBLE - | HAIR NET '=r=.\ Non-Aerosol! EARTH BORN Baby Shampoo' N o n Alkaline! GILLETTE "the dry look" Hair control for men! /mt or Lemon ftange Flavors! 100 TABLETS or 12 02. LIQUID "PLAYTEX" DEODORANT GUARANTEED FLASHES for KoJak bimlite Ml TAMPONS Regular or Super! BOX OF 30 j i \ rHUkii.i:jj Ojl IlllkU w i " T l n j r k i t " - C o m p a c t puise sue is e x t r a \_/ convenient! ClAIROL Herbal Essence SHAMPOO · Nnrmal · Oily · Dry · Oclicale 0 oz. \r\*ei. · Regular or Extra Body formulas! 8 07. RainTree the MOISTURE MAKER Baby Oil J O H N S O N ' S "Arm In Arm DEODORANT With Baking Our B y H 0 X Z E M A A b s o r b e n t a n d r e f r e s h i n g . . . OZ. LOTION HOUBIGANT MUSK Sensual BONUS! REVLON "Super-Lustrous Superstars" MAKEUP Baby Shampoo JOHNSON'S MEDICATED CLEANSER Ihe Musk man- tnmcis! All the Vrarm, sexy Musk i t t a k e s . M u s k Cologne and hlc, youi gill with a.iy purchase ol b.OO fiom the potent Musk Collection! No More Tears! O tQ Deliciously feminine rich true colors lo lift your spirits ant put you in Ihe mood lor Spring! JOHNSON JOHNSON SWABS F i r m b u l flexible! PAK OF 200 "Skin Bracer" MENKEN "Colorform" TOYS "Puffer" KITES A l t e r s h a v e 1 O"7 GIRLS ASSORTMENT C o l o r f u l inllalables with laces! CREME NAIL ENAMEL SPRAY MIST Z o z . DUSTING POWDER DENTURE ADHESIVE POWDER S e c u r e l y h o I d s Safeguard Your Health! Sav-on Pharmacists Are: C · PROfESSIDHM. · MMMTEO LIPGLOSS LIPSTICK PLASTIC Sky Snakes A 30 loot l a i f ! Kids control it! A d v e n t u r e aboard I ti o U S S enterprise! COUNT VASYA LI DAVENPORT VODKA H GIN REB.4.19 ^.^ DEC. OS MACKINNON'S SCOTCH REG. 4.9B CREAM OH MASCARA SHADOW COTY "Muguet" 'ingtimc! It d e l i c a l lingering. 3.00 "SUNSET" Spoiler Skateboard Fresh as Springtime! It's r o m a n t i c , d e l i c a t e , luscious and lingering. SEE OUR SELECTION OF NATIOtlAL NO UQUOR, WINE OR BEER AT RESEDA BRAND LIQUORS, WINES AND BEERS 19353 Victor* Blvd. "KotBX" revwwre NAPKINS "SURE" SUPER DRY ANTI-PERSPIRANT DEODORANT Flacon Mist Cream Perfume Compact · Regtlar · Septf · Mill COLGATE DENTAL CREAM S OL URGE SIZE ULTRA BRITE TOOTHPASTE 12 OZ. CANS "RC n o« "DIET RITE" COLA KLEENEX FACIAL TISSUES SWEET-HEART PINK FABRIC SOFTENER CARNATION COFFEE-MATE MOUTHWASH GARGLE Hon-DJiry Creamer You Cm Whip It, loo! AD PRICES PREVAIL: WEO. MARCH 24 THRU SAT. MARCH DRUG S T O R E S SAVE! SAVE) SAVE! A SAVE! SAVE!- SAVE! SAVEI 8AVEI *AVE! A SAVE1 SAVEISAVE!

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free