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January 15, 1988 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Question Corner NC News years or so. In our reading we find that many leaders things that have happened involve changing some pope in the past had decided and had said It was in i was "irreformable." began ,  their decisions and We are confused. How can something one statements as L" pope says cannot be changed be changed by no other authority outside the compe- another pope? tent to change them. --Pennsylvania It did not mean that future popes or councils  A. One, must understand what that word "it- reformable' means in papal and other Church documents. Its use developed mainly in relatively modern times in response to something happening in the secular world. For centuries, particularly in what we sometimes call Christian Europe, most of the time the pope was considered supreme over even countries and other civil states. Anyone who knows history is aware that this claim of suprem ;y was by no means always obvious: to me? -.Missouri A, Your concerns lothi t or the ment. or other responsible :authorities in the church Various meanings have been assigned to this could not change policies or practices or even. " symbolic act. Perhaps the most coranaon is that it ,:: adapt and reforntlate statements of faith in light signifies the union of our actions andilives with : of other situations and cultures, that of Christ, which is of course one of the: This :very situation explains incidentally, primary meanings of the entire euclaaristic celebra-: much of the pressure for the definition of papal in- tion. But the action is not required fallibility in 1870. For this reason and perhap It also, by the way, clarifies wha!,that council false understanding of the mixing of the water and meant by describing the church as a perfect socie- wine, it ty. ' They did not mean to claim that the church is water be into the perfectly holy, or for that matter, perfect: in any Mass other way; be used for Communion, honored, but it was at least there in theory. It simply meant what was meant by applying What your assistant is doing is not forbidden. This concept of who had what power changed that same term to countries and nations --that the The other priests also have good and proper dramatically under the influence of Such church was competent and autonomous in its own reasons for the practice they follow. movements as the Englightenment and the French area of religious matters and in appropriate ways A free br_h,,ure, "Infant Bap:ism: Catholic triesRev°tuti°n'began toP°liticalbe seen asdecisi°nSactions°fofStateSthe peopleand coUn-of civilin othersociety.matters that are connected with .religi°n in Practice Today, is available by sending a that country which could not be changed ly stamped, self:addressed envelope to Faerfohn anyone else, even the pope. Such actions were Q. Since water and wine clearty are part of the Dietzen, Holy Trinity Parish, 704 N. :Main St., called irreformable. : eucharistic celebration, if the celebrant fails to in- Bloomington, 111. 61701. 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In that death religious Consultations wrote But the Vatican response camp, an estimated 200,000 the top Vatican official in came after the letter's final draft people died between 1938, Jewish-Catholicrelationsthata had been sent to Cardinal when Nazi Germany annexed joint visit of the pope and the Johannes Willebrands, head of Austria, and 1945, when World president "could have serious the Vatican's Commission for War II ended. In the last four implications for Vatican-Jewish Religious Relations with the months of the camp's opera- relations." Jews. tion, an estimated 30,000 peo- The Vatican, reacting the Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum, pie -- mostly Jews and Gypsies . same day to reports of a leaked head of the consultation corn- - were killed or died of hunger first draft of the letter, said, mittee, subsequently said he and disease. "There are no plans of any kind was glad to hear of the clarifica- On Jan. 7, the International for them to go to the camp tion. St. Bernard Continued from page 11 1961-62 enrollment of 202. A "The people are dedicated to A wood-frame addition in 1925 library was added to the school the school," says Father Dick. doubled the available in1966. "They believe in Catholic classroom space. The latest two-room addition education. Their aim is to keep to the school, in 1985, adds that school open, no matter In 1948, the decision was meeting space for parish what." Enrollment this year is made to build a new brick organization, as well asahome 137; with the exception of school, to be completed in economics area, and a small Sister Beatrice Frampton, D.C., phases. By fall of 1949, two classroom laboratory, the school is staffed by lay peo- new classrooms, a kitchen, and pie. Teresa Schroeder is the a gym-auditorium were ready The dedication of principal. for the 105 students and the parishioners produced a school A religious education pro- three teachers. In 1960, the last lunch program about 1938, and gram at the parish is coor- remaining section of the a school bus route for the dinated by Lee Berg, with 82 original brick school was razed Eureka, Haffield and Richland students in the pre-school to make way for the next addi- areas from the early 1940s until through eighth grade program, tion; eight new classrooms and a public school system was in- and 52 students in the high five teachers awaited the itiated in 1962. school program. DEWIG BROS. PACKING CO. FRESH MEAT BEEF AND PORK r HAUBSTADT, INDIANA