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PAGE 8 THE GUARDIAN, AUGUST 13, 1982 7 (Thurch, OtherLife Areas Changt00 By Neff Parent A NUMBER of years ago, while teaching religion to a group of teen-agers, I began to describe the way things were in the church before the Second Vatican Council which opened in 1962. As I mentioned some obvious differences, such as the Mass in Latin and the priest facing away from the people, the students' eyes began to widen in amazement. Their reactions of near disbelief, together .with their enthusiastic questions about church life way back then, made me realize just how much the church had changed in a few years. I realized then that a whole new generation Philip Taldo knew nothing of the ways of the pre-Vatican II church. Change has come fast in the past 20 years -- not just in the church, but in many other areas of life as well. DANIEL YANKELOVICH, a social psychologist, highlights some of the changes in his book, "New Rules." He cites: the women's movement; the expansion of the consumer, environmental and quality-of- life movements; the emphasis on self-help; the hospice movement and its treatment of those who are dying; and the questioning of the scientific-technological wor- ld-view. Yankelovich also pointed to changed attitudes within society about sexuality, a new preoccupation with the body and physical fitness and a revival of interest in nature and the natural. One conclusion Yankelovich reaches is that people today are involved in a "search for a full rich life, ripe with leisure, new experience and en- joyment, as a replacement for the orderly, work-centered attitude of earlier'decades." TWENTY YEARS ago, who could have predicted what the future had in store for us as a church and a society? Yet, as Alvin Toffler, Herman Kahn and other futurologists have indicated, there is no reason to believe that during the next 20 years we will see any Moving to IORTHWEST ARKANSAS? Philip Tald0 The Griffin Co. 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A field of large mirrors tracks the sun reflecting heat to a boiler atop a tower. There, water is converted to steam which drives an electric generator. Man's oldest energy source suddenly has become new again as the world desperately searches for substitutes for dwindling mineral resources. Science and technology offer a continuing hope but can generate hopelessness if they are not coupled with a concern for the future of all mankind. (NC Photo from UPI) slowing up in the process of social change. Indeed, all prospects are that change will occur at even a quicker rate, bringing with it both challenges and op- portunities. Whatever the future brings, it will have implications for our faith. We live our faith not in a vacuum, but in historical and cultural conditions which can either enhance and support our faith or threaten what we believe and calue. TAKE, FOR example, the efforts to work for justice and peace that were so pervasive in the 1960's. The promotion of justice and peace has deep roots in our faith. Indeed, many Christians have been leaders in these efforts. This is a type of concern that can help to focus beliefs around specific gospel values and serve as a catalyst for action. On the other hand, some developments in con- temporary society conflict with traditional Christian values. While Christians could support and encourage the interest in self-development and self-fulfillment, at times these concerns about the self worked against the development of community or fell over into selfishness. Likewise, some uf the em- phasis within society on sexuality violated Christian norms. The Christian is fortunate in living a faith which provides values and a sense of direc- tion in life. These are so important in times when a rapid succession of changes are experienced. HOW DOES one sort through all of this? How does one determine which changes produce growth, which are healthy, which are ultimately poisonous to life and faith? The church, in my view, can be of considerable support to its members during periods of change and uncertainty. The Christian need not face the future alone. As a member of a com- munity, a church, the Christian enjoys the help of other believers in assessing the meaning and value of change. There is a great deal PRIVATE AUDIENCE Rome (NC) -- Pope John Paul II met in private audience with Chief Justice Warren Burger of the United States, said a spokesman in Rome for the office of President Reagan's personal envoy to the Holy See. The audience, which was not formally announced by the Vatican, took place at the Pope's summer residence in Castelgandolfo, about 15 miles from Rome, after the Pope's regular Sunday noon- time blessing. +r++ + +++,++ +++ Let us arrange your next group or tamily visit to the Ozarks and Eureka Spnngg We will reserve you tickets to The Great Passion Play - the moving outdoor drama of Christ's last days on earth - and rickets to a live countw I music and comedy stage show of your choice and other area attractions, Come enjoy the finest or hospitality and accommodations,... i . Condonable Furnishings . Gourmet Restaurant 60 Units * Economically Priced New Swimming Pool * Unique Gift Shop You'll find a rreasut 5, or rare line a in our Gallery 1876 $.. & 0000taurant t et one call do it all. 1-800-643-3030. t)r ware: 1876 Inn, Route 1, Bux 247. Dept. G, Eureka Spnngs, AR 72632. In Arkansas call [501) 25L7183. o o. ,o.o,.o.,.o o.,,.o.,o  . of wisdom and experience in changes and the body of believers, its destination, r enOts People of fl[ tact., t FAITH, THEN, is both a fully-equipped itake it! frame of reference for vision and a d a et w judging what the future has to also have theL urn'm- offer and a means of stability the most of ne-", s , . | and support for coping with journeybrnngs. mot conve change. We might view faith as the rudder and keel of a sailing vessel. Without these two important stabilizing devices, the ship is tossed about by every current and gust of THE JOU .ff. ?''' without its hazd Is Ka but Christiat n confidence in I? presence and " Eve more difficult out a , ordai wind. However, with them, ,m,llve rea the ship can adjust to the , ,:,o wid "mns. - - E CEMBER, lo.e, I t n RE TR E ARETR EATSwiJU LO D  Relationshtan I Our Father through the Word - Our Sa t Is Christ. lyOf m THE ABBEY RETREAT, COURY umme !lf to Subiaco, Arkansas 72865 king te enjoy PROGRAMS OFFERED: .'ears a fishi MEN Allm borr August 20- 22 Mens' Retreat, Open to , October l - 3 October 8- 10 November 12- 14 October 22 - 24 November 5 - 7 November 20 - 21 September 10- 12 September 17 - 19 September 21 - 23 September 24 - 26 October 5 - 7 October 15- 17 October 19 - 21 October 26 - 28 November 9- II December 3 - 5 September 27 - 29 E is WOMEN }.S.F., Women's Retreat, Open'l is Tri-County Alter Societiepecifi Bigelow Area } tion She w COUPLES .h who P d-or Marriage Encounter, Sub both :iritual MIXED  _r ml Cirsilliss of Memphis lnly ca P 3 re:otr y W =kr 3 ibng,nnlW nu Retreat League - Slr L PARISH ]ation a St. Edward Parish, Texa whose Parishes of Hot Springs [ged. 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ME in 1I I acb cder ffter' [, I i felt t] ig wff IF INTERESTED, CALL OR FILL OUT TH gro ATTACHED COUPON AND SEND TO: iona 1) _  worn THE ABBEY RETREAT er 26 y SUBIACO, ARKANSAS 72865 piPriatel PHONE: 501-934-4411 ntde i RETREAT DIRECTOR: d ma REV. HERBERT VOGELPOHL, O.S.B. ," i f vail COUPON. -- ............ -" " ---- +' ') no Retreat Date  kill ght N a me J !ye trs Address J ha: y a City State Zip   (ev0 Telephone No. Parish  [;te lr. ale Ad Sponsored by the Abbey Retreat League [ the F Alicia Minden Classen, President |