Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 22, 1959 · Page 39
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 39

Pampa, Texas
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Sunday, February 22, 1959
Page 39
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J' '.'p *jf*l SHORTAGE OF CLERGYMEN ECOMING MORE SERIOUS By LOWS IJnlted Press fdrive Id recruit jftofe" young for the ministry Is Underway |.m erica's major religious de- linations. Is prompted by a shortage of |ined clergymen which is al- dtfctftd jointly by tour Lutheran tfenoiftlnatiofW -« tfli American Lutherart Ghufehj Lutheran Free Lutheran. have held convocations in several major Cities recently td Acquaint college students with the church'* dhur«h r Evangelical Lutheran, need for manpower, and to en. ShUfeh arid United tevangelical courage more applicants, not only Lutheran Church. jfor the ministry but for other re- Since last November, these ! »gious vocations. Lutheran bodies have held ••tfeh! Catholic parishes throughout.^ tot the ministry" conferences in **»<>» *"l observe "vocation __. . ... it_- ...! w* i-sfif Vi' * I'M \n n *»«•> ri il 37 major cities, Four more wlll! month jbe held next month. More [worse 1 . |dlwetl9lon* tt the jbrobleffi. ijust because It may entail Some; trie averse^ lavman floein't During the last 10 yeats, Ihe 1 sacrifices. i ««.i i J i, I 1 «'T i «V* Catholic population of the United I At the same time, they are try-;3,000 young Lutherans have at-; think much about the c 16 f gy jstates has lflcrertsed 31 per re ht, ! ing to clear away some of theitended the conferences to date.j in March, with special 5lst THE PAMPA DAILY Yeaf SUNDAY, FfiBMJAftV 22, 1959 Quolej In The News United f«te«vftltOH«t priests. shortage — until his owtt church needs a pastor. Then he learns with a shock that the demand far exceeds the supply. but the number of priests has increased only 21 per cent. A re* cent survey showed there are nearly 10,600 tJ.S. towns, of More Statistics from the two largest:than 600 population, in which idy serious and getting steadilyitf. S. denominations indicate the there is no Catholic priest. Membership Grows Membership of the Mcthodust FRAMED—Even standing way up straight, Ngoro the baby girafle is dwarfed by the body of his mother, Lotte, at the Fraf'Jifurt, Germany, Zoo. Though only a few days old, the youngster is already a lofty six feet. But he still has to grow quite a bit to equal mom. misconceptions that young people .They asked blunt, hard questions ] have about ft clergyman's life.iabout going into the ministry—j 1 and to make clear that a minis-j and they got straight answers, terial career brings many deep satisfactions as well as a few hardships. Lutherans Have Program One of the most ambitious pro- ANNIVERSARY (UPI1— tention dttfictly toxvatd ft . 'work week, foow is ihd titti$, tt> '• AUSTIN, Tex.-Senale Majority i 'j Leader Lyndon B. Jonnsoti (D-| CHERRY POINT, N. C.— ActlSff Tex.), on being invited with other;Cpl. Matthew C. McKc^n, WM Texas national legislators to ac-'led Marine rerrulls on a tia*;d company President Eisenhower on .'"death march" in 10,53. o:\ h!f The response was so enthusiastic !™er Robert Schuman of France that Lutheran leaders have dec-id- !*»» attcnd celebrations marking ed to repeat the conferences r ularly in the future. The Methodists are using tenth anmversary of he end. a trip to Mexico. "The Prsidnt was vry con"The President was very don- siderate to invite us, and he al-'the future." Imminent honorable discharge: . "1 hate to leave the Corps, t don't have any definite plans for" church has grown 23 per centigrams of this kind is being con-somewhat similar approach. They ... ... since 19'iO, but the number of — fully-accredited ministers has increased only l per cent. Untrained supply pastors are filling the gap. Methodists need at least 2,800 new ministers each year to staff their growing rhurch, but they are getting only 900 a year from seminaries. Similar figures could be supplied by Baptists, Lutherans, Episcopalians and Presbyterians. According to the National Council of Churches, clergy shortages exist, in virtually all denominations. The council estimates the total deficit, in Protestant bodies alone, at 25,000. Churches face a severe handicap in their efforts to interest more young men In seeking holy orders. Sociologists have noted a growing tendency among U. S. youth to choose careers primarily on the basis of the material rewards they offer. They be'lieve it is God Who calls men to the ministry, and that it would be blasphemous to try to substitute monetary bait forH isdivie noitp rmpg s n . for His divine promptings. So the churches are doing their recruiting the hard way. They are trying to. get across to their youth the message that there is more to life than making money, (and that no sincere Christian can | ignore a call to fuJl-time service ling in 3948 of the Berlin blockade, j ways is considerate of senators) 'a. West Berlin spokesman an-; and representatives this way I Sf. LOUIS — Assistant clephart 3 nounced Wednesday. The celebra- i when he is going into their home trainer Joe Stephens, on the zoo* held May 12. j territories." j keepers strike at the St. LoulS . I i Zoo before the walkout etUl6d Seniors graduating at Wells Col-1 SAN JUAN. P. R. — George 'Wednesday night: lege, Aurora. N.Y., traditionally! Meany, president of the AFL-CTIO, j "If I find out my elephants ride to commencement in a slags }proposing a shorter work week: j aren't being taken care of, 1"1) ba coach. "We have got to turn our at- i back there." KIDS' DAY—School bus operator Harold J. Taylor, of Ira, •Vt., places new, and quite appropriate, license plates on his bus. 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