The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 2, 1971 · Page 7
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Bishops May Open Door to Women By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Indications are that the Roman Catholic Synod of Bishops convened this week in Rome may —besides edging open the door of the priesthood to married men—also stake out a more influential church role for women. But the decision, in both cases, will be made by men. Women themselves can make "little or no contribution" to it, says Sister Thomas Aquinas Carroll of Pittsburgh, in noting that women's religious communities have no representation to the meeting. Although heads of male religious orders are included in the Synod along with bishops elect- Patients Will Have Communion Elders of the Park Place Christian Church, 2600 North Adams, will serve communion at 1 p.m. Sunday to patients at the Evergreen Manor Nursing Home. The service will be in conjunction with the World-Wide Communion Day to be observed locally by churches of several denominations. ed to represent national hierarchies, no provisions were made to allow representation of the more numerous communities of nuns. In Atlanta, a meeting of superiors of women's religious orders last week called for such representation. But even without it, the women will have some friends at court among the men. Women Priests Canadian bishops, who have urged steps to permit ordaining of married men, also want all discrimination against women removed in the church's law and tradition, voicing support in principle for permitting ordination of qualified women. While that question may come up in connection with deliberations about the priesthood, a main item on the agenda, it isn't considered likely, even remotely, that women would be made eligible for the priestly office at this time. But hopes are expressed in some quarters for steps toward that eventuality. Sister Carroll, general director of the Sisters of Mercy in the Pittsburgh diocese, says she hopes the Synod will launch "serious theological research into the possibility of ordination of women." Competent theologians have already expressed their conviction that cultural, not theological, considerations have produced the all-male hierarchy and priesthood," she writes in the Jesuit weekly, America. No Bible Bars? A theological study, commissioned by U.S. bishops in preparation for the Synod, concluded that there are no theological or Biblical barriers to women becoming priests. But it was not considered a prospect at the Synod, which is expected to back changes allowing ordination of married men in areas of need, while stressing the value of celibacy in retaining the rule against marriage after ordination. A leading Catholic theologian, the Rev. Bernard Harring, asked once about the possibility of women being priests, said it is bound to come since there are no basic religious reasons against it, but he added: "Don't expect a woman to be Pope in our lifetime." However, gradual, sporadic changes are going on in Roman Catholicism to enhance women's rights, and the Synod seems likely to ratify some of these advances, and perhaps spur new ones. It "can be expected to provide that women will have a greater share within the church in responsibility and in decision-making," says Sister Carroll. No Vote Only two women will be attending the Synod as advisors, both picked by Pope Paul VI as experts on worn justice, another main topic for consideration. They are Barbara Ward of Great Britain and a South American woman. They'll have no vote. Nevertheless, moves are afoot to widen the role of women in the church, including at the parish level, where women in some cases now serve as lectors to read Scripture lessons— a function previously. reserved to men. Ex College Leader To Speak at Church DODGE CITY - Clifford C. Madsen, former president of Dana College, Blair, Neb., will speak at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the King Lutheran Church. Madsen will speak at the church as part of the congregation's "Mission Emphasis" Sunday. A fellowship meal will be served at noon at the 4-H Fair building. Adventists to Attend Meet Sunday John 8:28-32 • Monday Acts 22:25-30 • Tuesday Romans 5:12-15 • Wednesday Romans 6:11-18 • Thursday Romans 8:1-10 Friday I Corinthians 9:1-2 • Saturday I Corinthians 12:7-14 Frightening, isn't it? You see a picture like this and suddenly you feel you are standing at the edge of a chasm in the dark. You are confronted with the threat of the unknown, and you don't like it. Why, you wonder? Why can't men live together in peace? We all need the courage to face the future unafraid. We need to find and develop love, understanding and peace of mind. But to attain our goal, we need Faith. That help can be found in church. On Worldwide Communion Sunday — millions of men and women will unite in one of Christianity's holy sacraments. There will be new faces at thousands of altars, men and women who have only recently begun to realize where man's Hope is to be found. Scriptures selected by the American Bible Society Copyright 1971 Keister Adverting Service, Inc., Strasburg, Virginia t <£i2? t <2i2? t <322? t <£22? t <S±2? t <£i2? + <22? t <£i2? t <&? t »^v,.. /-..J THIS SERIES IS SPONSORED BY THE FOLLOWING HUTCHINSON CONCERNS: CESSNA FLUID POWER DIV. PARROTT-HODNETT 29 West Sherman DAVIS-CHILD CHEVROLET 121 West 2nd RFD 4 WINCHESTER PACKING 513 S. Main Three local couples will participate Friday in a congress for Seventh Day Adventists laymen. The congress, to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the denomination's academy at Enterprise, is designed to give laymen training on every-day witnessing and mission work at home. Lee Kretz, Topeka, lay activity leader for the church's state conference, will speak on the topic, "Mission '72." Hutchinson delegates who will attend are Mr. and Mrs. Hom­ er Fredrick, 729 East 6th, Mr. and Mrs. Delber Conrad, 401 West 25th. Church Concert to Feature Trumpeter A concert featuring solo trumpeter Emil Aanderud, is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the Union Valley Church, 30th and Halstead. Aanderud, who serves as a missionary in Mexico City, will also give the sermon for the 10:45 a.m. service. Mennonite Women Look to Pakistan PRETTY PRAIRIE - The an nual Kansas Mennonite Women's meeting will be hosted here Thursday by the local church. Top issue of the meeting will be emergency relief in Pakistan. Mrs. Viola Wieve, missionary to India and now living in Hillsboro, will present the women with the needs in Pakistan. Other speakers will be Vern Preheim, Akron, Pa., Mrs. Edwin Schrag, Moundridge, and Tina Block, Newton. Page 7 The Hutchinson News Saturday, October 2,1971 Church to Show Film The Ken Anderson motion picture. "3" will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Church of God, 7th and Jefferson. The film is the story of a student from a church related college who transfers to a university. University life leaves him discouraged until the words "faith," "hope," and "love," take root. There will be no admission charge for the film. Come by 1401 W. 24th (Ging Inv.), 1100 W. 24th (Ging Inv.), 3110 Tulane( Warren Schmitt) and 3009 Princeton (Warren Schmitt). 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