Spokesman for controversial Belgian Catholic leader quits

Spokesman for controversial Belgian Catholic leader quits
The spokesman for Belgium’s Roman Catholic leader has quit, saying he could no longer work for the archbishop who has caused a storm with harsh comments on people with Aid
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North Adams churches added to tax rolls
Wednesday November 3, 2010 North Adams Transcript NORTH ADAMS — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield will pay close to $ 36,000 in taxes to the city this year for two of the churches it closed almost two years ago. City assessors added St. Francis of Assisi and Our Lady of Mercy churches to the property tax rolls for the fiscal 2011 year after the state Department of Revenue lifted
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The almanac
By United Press International UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010.
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Artist of controversial work offers to create painting for Loveland church

Artist of controversial work offers to create painting for Loveland church
The artist behind a controversial artwork destroyed at a museum here is offering to create a painting for a local church.
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LDS church responds to HRC petition
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement through a spokesman following the delivery of a petition by the Human Rights Campaign.
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St. Paul the Apostle celebrates 60 years
JOLIET — St. Paul the Apostle School and Church kicked off the school year with an Alumni Mass and Breakfast on Aug. 27 in commemoration of its 60th anniversary. Alumni and staff from years past enjoyed Mass in the church, followed by food and fellowship in the school. Some former …
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Xulon Title Tackles Controversial Issue of Immorality in Society

Changing the Method of Change

Longwood, FL (Vocus) April 23, 2010

Abortion. Homosexuality. Religious freedom. These are just a few of the controversial issues that are being discussed in our society today. With a nation whose moral climate is deteriorating, people are wondering what should be done in light of the cultural decay taking place. What few realize, however, is that when it comes to the fight against immorality in society, ultimate change comes not through government, humanly devised strategies, or clearly developed plans—but by salvation through Jesus Christ. In Xulon Press author Steve Gill’s Changing the Method of Change: How the Fight for Morality Fails to Transform the Sinful Heart (.99, paperback, 978-1-60791-431-0), readers will explore what the Bible says regarding the church’s role, strategy, and activity in the midst of an increasingly ungodly culture.

“I hope readers will come to understand that dealing with immorality only on a surface level does no spiritual good and that we need to trust God by being confident that sticking with the Great Commission should be the church’s number one mandate,” the author says. “If we win society over to a moralistic ideal and yet people die without a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, then the church really has been of no help at all.”

Gill, a first-time author, received his ministry education at Emmanuel House Seminary in Manhattan, Kansas. It is these teachings that inspired him to write this book; the themes are universal and will resonate with readers of all stripes. “Many people both inside and outside the church are aware of the certain individuals and Christian organizations who take steps to bring morality to society and to change the nation to be more Christian,” he explains. “Because of the widespread familiarity of these debates and the sides that are involved, I believe that people will more readily identify with what is presented in this book.”

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Changing the Method of Change through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Changing the Method of Change is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.