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1995 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 11 i  rdue Stu Catholics don't like common cup the first 12 centuries of istory Catholics re- Communion in two bread as the body of and wine as Christ's Was not until the thir- entury that use of Eu- alone became the ce. At Vatican II "1965) the Council autho- a return to the Church's of distributing under both kinds. to Canon Law, "com- both kinds is said to express the sign of meal." Thomas at St. Thomas at Purdue Uni- Says use of a common r the wine "reflects the Sacrament was insti- Last Supper Jesus disciples drank from a Ver, data from the Pluralism Project two thirds of Indi- arishioners do not like of a common cup. of survey respon- fourteen per- are uncertain. reason Catholics are most to give for not liking the Cup is that using it may Canon Law con- "the most convincing of the safety of ce is the witness of who suffer no ill it." in the Catholic Project have exam- tics of people of using the corn- 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% mort cup. One important pre- dictor is level of religious activ- ity. Those who often pray the rosary, say prayers, read the Bible, attend Mass. and receive communion are the most will- ing to share a common cup; parishioners who are less reli- giously active are the least willing. For example, 49 per- cent of people who scored high on an overall index of religious practice approved of the com- mon cup compared to 3 per- cent of people who scored low on the practice index. Simi- larly, 36 percent Of Catholics who see themselves as very re- ligious and 28 percent who .consider themselves quite reli- gious appreciate.the common cup. Only 11 percent of Catholics who do not consider themselves religious approve of the common cup. Those who maintain pre-Vatican II beliefs are also the most likely to enjoy a com- mon cup. Parishioners who strongly believe that the MILLER & MILLER "Funeral Pre-Planning Since 1940" 424-9274 INSURANCE SERVICE VoAUto! Home! Fire.& Life! ur Personal Serwce Agent I like drinking from the common cup at Mass. L. Will Ins. Agency Inc. Franklin Street 425-3187 Church should put more em- phasis on tradition, that the Catholic Church is the "one true Church," and that it's im- portant to obey Church teach- ings even when they aren't clearly understood, are the most inclined to say they like a common cup. Twenty-six per- cent of Catholics scoring high on a measure of these three be- liefs like using the common cup compared to only 19 per- cent of Catholics who scored low on these beliefs. Parishioners who hold tradi- tional views of abortion, sexuality, euthanasia, premar- ital sex, and artificial contraceptives aremore likely than those who maintain lib- eral views to say that they like a common cup. Twenty-seven percent of Catholics who scored high on an index of moral traditionalism approved of the common cup. Only 17 percent of persons who scored low on the index liked the idea of sharing a cup with others. ii  HAUBSTADT ELECTRIC Licensed Bonded Insured Industrial, Commercial and Residential P.O. Box 405 TONY NAZARIO Haubstadt, IN 47639 812-768-5207 1-800-766-2787 i i i 35% 40% 45% Catholics between the ages of 30 and 55 are the most willing to drink from a common cup. Catholics who are over 55 are most likely to disagree with using a common cup. "This isn't really surprising," says Andrea S. Williams, a researcher work- ing on the project. =We would ex- pect those who grew up during the implementation of Vatican II to be the most accepting of changes brought about in the spirit of the Council. Older Catholics, who grew up in the pre-Vatican II Church, would be less likely to approve of changes in familiar practices." Parish- ioners under 30 are the most un- certain about whether they like it. Race and ethnicity also af- fected Catholics views of the common cup. While 45 percent of Latinos like drinking out of a common cup, 33 percent of blacks do, and only 21 percent of whites like it. The researchers found that level of education and income made little difference in deter- mining whether parishioners like or dislike drinking out of a common cup. Although gender differences were expected, men were only slightly more ap- proving of a common cup. THE NEWS PUBLISHING CO. Tell City, IN Proud to be the printer for The Message Kimball International Jasper, Indiana i1| i ii iii i i i . _'...._ Ph.,00 Support MESSAC00]E Avertisers H II i i - n HI III i Ouncan's Riverskle Plaza Pharmacy Pharmacy, Bob and Norma Duncan Corner Rivdrside and Governor Evonsvtlle 422-9N1 i I I II II PAUL'S PHARMACY Paul Mayer, Owner 2345 W. Franklin St 425-4364 Fast PrDcdlXtOn Service Ken and Rebecca Hacker 853-7141 Oak Hill larmacy prV Ity. 62 N. WebCbach Ave. LARRY SCHULTHE|S. Prop. 425'4422 -- i i ii m Stratman's Pharmacy City-Wide Delivery 413 Locust Street John and Judy Stratman 425-5293 .... i   H H Hm