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  • Even Jesus Sometimes said “No.”

    05/20/2014 2:07:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/19/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the struggles that many Christians experience is that the needs around us are so great, and yet we are limited, both in personal strength, and in resources. And, lurking in the back of our mind, is a notion that whatever the problem, Jesus would always help and so should we. But, then, is it always wrong to say no when there is need?It is a true fact, Jesus was quite generous with his time, attention, and resources. We too are counseled to be rich in mercy and kindness, expansive in our charity and to be willing to forsake...
  • Man Leaves $1,000 Tip for Dog's Surgery

    04/25/2014 7:16:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/24/14 | Daphne Sashin
    Good people, not to mention good tippers, do exist. Christina Summitt knows that for sure now after what happened Saturday night. The paw-print tattoo on Summitt's wrist often leads to conversations with strangers about her love of animals; she's a volunteer with a pit bull rescue group and spends lots of time finding homes for animals of all kinds. While tending bar at the Holiday Inn in Clinton, New Jersey, Summitt got to chatting with a friendly couple before the night got busy. The man asked her if she had dogs of her own; she confided that her "baby," a...
  • Hunters Feeding the Hungry This Holiday Season

    12/26/2013 6:34:13 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/25/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Thanks to the generous donations from hunters this holiday season, many people are not going hungry and will instead be able to enjoy a healthy, hot, protein filled meal.
  • The Spirit of Generosity

    12/27/2012 7:54:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Ed Feulner
    “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business.” Americans, it seems, truly take Jacob Marley’s ghostly warning to Ebenezer Scrooge to heart -- not only at Christmas time, but throughout the year. Indeed, overall we are the most generous people on earth. The U.S. economy is responsible for a little more one-fifth of the world's total GDP, yet Americans give more in charity to the less fortunate than the rest of the world put together. We donated more than $300 billion in 2009, despite the economic downturn. This...
  • Inverted Morality

    11/03/2012 6:39:30 PM PDT · by Alex Baker · 3 replies
    RealityBatsLast.com ^ | Oct. 30 2012 | Bryce Buchanan
    Inverted Morality Dinesh D’Souza recently debated Michael Shermer at Oregon State University. The debate topic was, “Is Christianity Good for American Politics”. D’Souza is an author, educator and, most recently, the creator of the movie, “2016: Obama’s America”. Shermer is the founder and publisher of Skeptic Magazine. This short clip conveys two very important points about morality and political philosophy. Dinesh has the same ability that Milton Friedman had to clearly explain complex ideas. Compulsion removes the virtue from human interactions. Free choice is a pre-requisite of moral action. Dinesh make good use of the wagon analogy. There are people...
  • Stingy Liberals

    08/23/2012 6:52:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    There are 366 major metropolitan areas in the United States, and a comprehensive new study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy ranks them on the basis of generosity -- the percentage of income the median household in each city gives to charity. According to the Chronicle, the most generous city in America is Provo, Utah, where residents typically give away 13.9 percent of their discretionary income. Boston, by contrast, ranks No. 358: In New England's leading city, the median household donates just 2.9 percent of its income to charity. Provo's generosity is typical for its region. Of the 10 most generous...
  • The survey says ... liberals are stingier

    12/23/2008 5:28:09 AM PST · by rhema · 55 replies · 877+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 12/23/2008 | Nicholas Kristof
    This holiday season is a time to examine who's been naughty and who's been nice, but I'm unhappy with my findings. The problem is this: We liberals are personally stingy. Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet, when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates. Arthur Brooks, the author of a book on donors to charity, "Who Really Cares," cites data that households headed by conservatives give 30 percent more to charity than households headed by liberals. A study by Google found an...
  • Dolores Hope supported Catholic causes: Bob Hope's widow was a lifelong Catholic.

    09/24/2011 9:27:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    Arlington Catholic Herald.Catholic News Service ^ | September 2011 | Catholic News Service
    Dolores Hope supported Catholic causes Bob Hope's widow was a lifelong Catholic. By Catholic News Service   Dolores Hope (right) was responsible for the conversion of her husband, Bob, to Catholicism. She died Sept. 19 at the age of 102. By Catholic News Service LOS ANGELES — Dolores Hope, a lifelong Catholic who was the widow of comedian Bob Hope and an entertainer in her own right, died Sept. 19 at age 102 at her home in Toluca Lake outside of Los Angeles. A family spokesman said she died of natural causes. "Dolores Hope was a Catholic of deep and...
  • OSEOLA MCCARTY DONATES $150,000 TO Southern Miss

    10/23/2010 6:19:42 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 9 replies
    University fo Southern Mississippi ^ | June 26, 1995 | Sharon Wertz
    Note: This is the original story released about Miss McCarty's gift. Released: June 26, 1995. HATTIESBURG -- Oseola McCarty's lined, brown hands, now gnarled with arthritis, bear mute testimony to a lifetime spent washing and ironing other people's clothes. Less evident is how this quiet, 87-year-old black woman came to donate $150,000 to The University of Southern Mississippi. "I want to help somebody's child go to college," Miss McCarty said. "I just want it to go to someone who will appreciate it and learn. I'm old and I'm not going to live always." McCarty's gift establishes an endowed Oseola McCarty...
  • To the nightmare of Haiti, the Americans are coming

    01/13/2010 11:20:05 PM PST · by bogusname · 36 replies · 1,468+ views
    CFP ^ | January 13, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    In the nightmare of Haiti, Americans were first to respond just as Americans have always responded, recession-bound or not. This is the giving spirit of America in action. Not waiting for anyone else, just doing what is necessary to help, without boasts, without expecting anything back. Simply America. America has always been there for others and always will be. Even a falling-in-the-polls President Obama whose conduct since election has been to belittle the spirit of America and its people is cashing in today on that generosity, promising to a shocked and grief stricken people his “unwavering support” and a “swift...
  • Lowe's donates $25K to help bring soldiers home

    12/18/2009 5:06:26 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 39 replies · 1,345+ views
    WBTV ^ | Dec. 10, 2009 | Staff
    Fort Mill, SC (WBTV) – In this season of giving, retail giant Lowe's Home Improvement donated $25,000 to help bring 200 soldiers home for the holidays. The company's generosity is making it possible for Pierson Young's husband to be there for their baby girl, Addison's first Christmas. "We're very excited," said Young. "When he left last time, she wasn't holding her head up on her own and now she can almost sit by herself," she said. "And all these new things we get to share with Daddy. Milestones that I was afraid he was going to miss--but is now going...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: POVERTY OF SHARING, 12-12-09

    12/12/2009 1:41:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies · 387+ views
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 12-12-09 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):POVERTY OF SHARING The voluntary sacrifice of one's possessions for the common good of a community. All means of support and activity are provided by the group. Practiced in the Church since apostolic times, it is described by St. Luke as one of the effects of receiving the Holy Spirit: "The faithful all lived together and owned everything in common; they sold their goods and possessions and shared out proceeds among themselves according to what each one needed" (Acts 2:44-45). All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life....
  • Generosity and Justice [Devotional]

    02/25/2009 4:02:55 AM PST · by tenger · 142+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | February 25, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice. Psalm 112:5 How would our lives change if we sought to practice generosity and justice in everything we did? I believe the results would be astounding. Being generous is fairly easy to accomplish, and it goes beyond "not being stingy." Generosity is ungrudgingly giving something that you have to others so that they are more comfortable. It can be deal with money, food, service, time, and material goods. Of course you can even expand it to being generous with your knowledge and wisdom....
  • Who's Lookin' Out For Ya? [Devotional]

    02/05/2009 4:04:46 AM PST · by tenger · 1 replies · 139+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | February 5, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Share with God's people who are in need. Romans 12:13 This is the second time this week that I've singled out this verse. I discovered something this week from looking at this passage: there's a reason God put this verse here and it's this, God will use us to help other Believers. It seems obvious, doesn't it. But quite frankly, Believers who are in need won't get help from the outside world. 25 years ago when I became a Christian I believed that people looked out for one another around the world. Was I ever wrong! Recently I figured out...
  • Firefighters put out fire, return with turkey dinner

    11/29/2008 1:20:20 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 11 replies · 1,232+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | November 29, 2008 | Eva Wolchover
    Firefighters put out fire, return with turkey dinner The firehouse special By Eva Wolchover Saturday, November 29, 2008 - Updated 16h ago A Brighton family whose turkey dinner went up in flames Thursday morning learned the true meaning of Thanksgiving when the big-hearted jakes who put out their kitchen fire returned to their home with a scrumptuous holiday meal. “What do you say to someone who saves your life and then brings you dinner?” asked Alyson Georgopoulos, 23, who was visiting her parents at their Faneuil Gardens apartment in Brighton when the oven caught fire, charring the turkey and much...
  • To All America Haters: CAPTION THIS!

    05/14/2008 12:26:53 PM PDT · by JewishRighter · 9 replies · 78+ views
    Yahoo Photos ^ | 5/14/08 | JewishRighter
    A U.S. marine package USAID supplies bound for cyclone devastated Myanmar at the Utapao Air Force base near the southern city of Rayong, Thailand, Wednesday, May 14, 2008.(AP Photo/Wally Santana) A U.S. marine rests against palates of USAID supplies bound for cyclone devastated Myanmar at the Utapao Air Force base near the southern city of Rayong, Thailand, Wednesday, May 14, 2008.(AP Photo/Wally Santana) A USAID worker packages supplies bound for cyclone devastated Myanmar at the Utapao Air Force base near the southern city of Rayong, Thailand, Wednesday, May 14, 2008
  • College scholarships revitalize Arkansas town

    03/18/2008 3:32:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 356+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 18, 2008 | Steve Brawner
    One oil company's offer to pay tuition for all graduating seniors brings hope and economic development to El Dorado. When officials announced the El Dorado Promise to an assembly of this Arkansas city's best and brightest high school students, there was a moment of stunned silence. A local oil company had just committed to paying college tuition and fees for all graduating seniors, regardless of their family income or their grades. Then the students – known as "Arkansas Scholars" because they carry intense course loads – cheered and returned to class. Art teacher Patrick Johnson will never forget what happened...
  • CA: LAO: State's generosity to guards must end

    02/13/2008 9:39:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 56+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/13/08 | Editorial
    In a state Capitol full of spin, hype and hooey, the Legislative Analyst's Office is a revered oasis of straight talk and honest analysis. For all the speculation about Senate President Don Perata's hidden motives, the best explanation for the Senate's recent rejection of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Núńez's health reform measure is that the LAO said the plan's budget numbers just didn't add up. We hope lawmakers pay at least as much attention to the LAO's latest report, which describes Schwarzenegger's proposed one-year, 5 percent pay raise for state prison guards as unjustified and unnecessary. The...
  • Soldier's generosity marches on

    12/20/2007 11:25:10 AM PST · by JZelle · 2 replies · 86+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-20-07 | Sonja Barisic
    NORFOLK (AP) — When Army Sgt. Mason Lewis wrote to his mother from Iraq, he didn't ask for anything for himself. The 26-year-old Gloucester, Va., man wanted her to send toys that he could then give to the children he saw playing in the streets with cans. His friends are continuing his mission with Operation Mason, a drive to collect stuffed animals to send to Iraq in memory of Sgt. Lewis, who died Nov. 16 when he fell off a roof in a training accident. "I never got to tell Mason 'thank you' or to say goodbye to Mason. I...
  • Generosity 'May Be In The Genes'

    12/08/2007 8:37:02 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 109+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-9-2007
    Generosity 'may be in the genes' People had to decide whether to keep money, or give it away Some people may be genetically destined to have a generous personality, Israeli research has suggested. A total of 203 people took part in an online task in which they could either keep or give away money. Gene tests revealed those who had certain variants of a gene called AVPR1a were on average nearly 50% more likely to give money away. The study, by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, appears online in the journal Genes, Brain and Behavior. Lead researcher Dr Ariel Knafo...
  • America Supports You: Missouri Shows Generosity

    06/28/2007 4:13:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 247+ views
    DALLAS, June 28, 2007 – When it comes to showing support for America’s troops, Missouri is living up to its nickname as the “Show Me State” by sending nearly 4,000 base and post exchange gift certificates to soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines. So far this year, supporters from 45 states and the District of Columbia have contributed to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s “Gifts From the Homefront” program, with Missouri far and away the most generous, sending an average of 778 military exchange gift certificates a month. Missouri is home to Whiteman Air Force Base and the Army’s...
  • The can lady...

    09/07/2006 7:53:38 PM PDT · by pickrell · 6 replies · 803+ views
    07-September-2006 | Ron Pickrell
    The 'can lady', as she was called by so many who certainly recognized a community fixture when they saw one for the three hundredth time, walked the neighborhoods and the business strip every morning at first light, picking up the occasional discarded aluminum can, and the occasional currency and coin, lying upon the city's sidewalks and streets. Many observers may have felt a pang of angst that society did not provide social services to prevent such a sad fate. Some may even have tried to 'remedy' the old lady's perilous situation through the mechanisms of government. Any who did would...
  • Stevie Nicks Gives iPods To Wounded Soldiers

    08/26/2006 5:57:16 PM PDT · by Huntress · 265 replies · 17,151+ views
    Starpulse Blog ^ | 6/23/06 | Unattributed
    Singer Steve Nicks is doing her part to support U.S. troops by donating hundreds of iPods to soldiers wounded in Iraq. The former Fleetwood Mac star regularly visits soldiers at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She explains, "I refuse to be pulled into the politics of war. But once these soldiers sign up, go to war and come back to a hospital, I will do whatever it takes to make them better." Nicks has provided iPods loaded with her music, along with fellow artists Aerosmith and Elvis Presley. She has also sent baby clothes to war widows,...
  • Generosity Is No Monkey Business, Study

    10/27/2005 5:45:09 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 525+ views
    Physorg. Com ^ | 10-27-2005
    Generosity Is No Monkey Business, Study General Science | October 27, 2005 Given the opportunity to spread random acts of kindness, chimps would just as soon pass, finds a new UCLA-led study. The study, published in the Oct. 27 issue of the journal Nature, suggests at least one way in which humans differ from their closest living relatives in the animal kingdom. "Because chimps participate in collective activities such as cooperative hunting and food sharing and they console injured group members and human caregivers, their capacity for empathy and altruism has been an object of considerable curiosity," said UCLA anthropologist...
  • Donations at $500 Million and Climbing

    09/07/2005 5:13:35 AM PDT · by George Oh Well · 36 replies · 417+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/07/2005 | Sharon Bernstein and Amanda Covarrubias
    Americans are opening their pocketbooks so fast and so wide in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that donations have already dwarfed the first week's efforts to help victims of last year's Asian tsunami and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. By Tuesday evening, U.S. charities had raised more than $500 million in cash and pledges — more than twice the $239 million donated in the 10 days after Sept. 11, and more than three times the $163 million raised in the nine days after the tsunami that hit countries along the Indian Ocean last Dec. 26. cont: Americans are opening...
  • The 13th Anniversary of Andrew, Cat. 5 Hurricane-Devastation to South Florida (vanity)

    08/24/2005 2:49:15 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies · 4,581+ views
    8-24-05
    The 13th Anniversary of Andrew, the Cat. 5 Hurricane that Brought Devastation to South Florida and The Most Costly Natural Disaster to Hit the US Excerpt: Hurricane History-NOAA:Hurricane Andrew 1992 The most destructive United States hurricane of record started modestly as a tropical wave that emerged from the west coast of Africa on August 14. The wave spawned a tropical depression on August 16, which became Tropical Storm Andrew the next day. Further development was slow, as the west-northwestward moving Andrew encountered an unfavorable upper-level trough. Indeed, the storm almost dissipated on August 20 due to vertical wind shear. By...
  • Uncle Sam’s Open Wallet - (America does NOT deserve to be so disrespected!)

    06/30/2005 11:09:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 388+ views
    CONCERNED WOMEN FOR AMERICA.ORG ^ | JUNE 29, 2005 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    At last count, the United States had doled out nearly $20 billion in foreign aid this year. That doesn’t include funding for rebuilding Afghanistan and Iraq, nor monetary gifts from private American citizens which are estimated to total over $34 billion a year –– significantly higher than any other nation –– and not counting corporate giving which totals over $48 billion a year. In addition, immigrants send money back home to their families to the tune of about $28 billion. None of these totals includes trade agreement income nor military support and assistance. That makes Uncle Sam the “sugar daddy”...
  • Far From "Stingy," New Study Proves Americans Are An Extremely Generous People

    06/30/2005 8:09:04 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 9 replies · 612+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | 30 June 2005
    June 30, 2005 – Washington, DC – PipeLineNews - Hudson Institute released new private international giving numbers today in a White Paper, America's Total Economic Engagement with the Developing World, by Dr. Carol Adelman, Mr. Jeremiah Norris and Ms. Jeanne Weicher. Updating their research on American generosity, the authors found at least $62.1 billion in U.S. private donations to developing countries in 2003, the last year numbers are available. This philanthropy, from U.S. foundations, corporations, non-profits and volunteerism, universities and colleges, religious organizations and individuals is over three and one-half times U.S. Official Development Assistance (ODA) of $16.3 billion. While...
  • Military Hospitals Overwhelmed With Donations

    01/11/2005 1:13:40 PM PST · by BushisTheMan · 8 replies · 422+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01/11/05 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    WASHINGTON — Americans responded almost immediately to early reports that wounded U.S. soldiers in Germany needed clothing, but now the facility as well as the Army hospital in Washington, D.C., are urging donors to hold off for a while. “It seems like every city had a clothes drive for our soldiers,” said Marie Shaw, public affairs officer at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (search) in Germany, which has tended to more than 18,000 servicemen and women wounded in Iraq since the beginning of operations there in March 2003. "We received tons of things over the holidays — we now have a...
  • Defining Degeneracy Downward - (New Greg Lewis column!)

    01/05/2005 8:40:23 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 827+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | JANUARY 5, 1005 | GREG LEWIS
    Let me see if I've got this straight: Radical Iraqi Sunni Muslim terrorists spearhead an organized "insurgency" against the democratization of their country. In doing so, they commit atrocities — from car- and suicide-bombings that have killed many hundreds, if not thousands, of their fellow citizens as well as civilian foreign nationals and U.S. and coalition forces working to help the majority of Iraqis achieve their goal of self-government, to beheadings of innocent civilians (whose only crime seems to have been that they had the ultimate wrong-place-wrong-time misfortune to be identified by their radical Islamist captors as infidels) telecast around...
  • Bush red states more generous: 'W' country gives to charities at higher rate than Kerry blue

    11/12/2004 2:32:13 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 1,921+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, November 12, 2004
    While activists in Kerry blue states who are talking about seceding from the U.S. slam Bush red states for not giving as much in taxes as do their blue opponents, new research indicates most red states are considerably more generous in giving to charity than blue states. The Generosity Index is compiled each year by the Catalogue for Philanthopy. It is computed by taking each state's average income ranking and average charitable contribution ranking, and then subtracting the second rank from the first to get a single number for each state. "Generosity in not just how much you give, but...
  • Tsunami-Mania Strikes America - (Powerful new JB Williams commentary)

    01/03/2005 9:22:19 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 1,021+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JANUARY 4, 2005 | JB WILLIAMS
    The Tsunami in South Asia is a truly catastrophic event. The human carnage is overwhelming and my Christian heart can’t help but respond to the human tragedy. However… As the events were unfolding on our TV screens, I found myself feeling uneasy about something, internally conflicted, a feeling I just couldn’t shake. As someone who follows politics and world views, (views towards America and Americans that is), I was keenly aware of the views in that part of the world, even before the Tsunami struck. It has become a popular international pastime to bash America at every opportunity, and news...
  • U.S. Boosts Tsunami Aid Tenfold to $350M

    12/31/2004 12:08:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 576+ views
    My Way News ^ | December 31, 2004 | DEB RIECHMANN
    CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) - The United States is pledging $350 million to help tsunami victims, a tenfold increase over its first wave of aid, President Bush announced Friday. "Initial findings of American assessment teams on the ground indicate that the need for financial and other assistance will steadily increase in the days and weeks ahead," Bush said Friday in a statement released in Crawford, Texas, where he is staying at his ranch. "Our contributions will continue to be revised as the full effects of this terrible tragedy become clearer," he said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected...
  • Bush Criticizes U.N. 'Stingy' Comment

    12/30/2004 2:11:15 AM PST · by cfhBAMA · 365+ views
    AP | Dec 29, 2004 | JOHN HEILPRIN
    President Bush defended American generosity Wednesday, even as his administration figures out how to pay for more help beyond the $35 million it has already promised to tsunami victims in Asia. In his first remarks since the weekend disaster that so far has killed more than 76,000, Bush - like some in his administration previously - took umbrage at a U.N. official's suggestion that the world's richest nations were "stingy," and indicated much more is expected to be spent to help the victims. "Well, I felt like the person who made that statement was very misguided and ill-informed," Bush said...
  • THE PRICE OF BEING AMERICAN - (What the Left needs to understand about the Right)

    11/30/2004 2:00:58 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 571+ views
    JB WILLIAMS.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 30, 2004 | JB WILLIAMS
    Yes, being a member of the freest society on earth comes at a price, and each of us will pay that price one way or another. Being American means many different things to many people, but at a glance, the Right understands it means being free to be ourselves in every respect, and freedom is never free. It’s important that we first agree on what America is. America is the most prosperous nation on earth. It is also the most generous nation on earth, and the most powerful nation on earth. All of its power, all of our generosity, comes...
  • Blue-state grinches, red-state generosity: Hollowell puts lie to left's claim on compassion

    11/28/2004 12:30:46 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 2,247+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 27, 2004 | Kelly Hollowell
    <p>The red state population has been mocked for years as the moral majority that fails in the mind of most liberals to truly follow the teachings of Jesus. Most notably, adherence to the principles of heterosexuality and the sanctity of life are distorted into labels of intolerance and ignorance.</p>
  • Worthy Causes

    12/29/2003 6:25:38 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 251+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 12-29-03 | Reese, Charley
    Worthy Causes I grew up in a Protestant church that believed in a literal interpretation of the King James Bible. Since there is no mention in the Bible of Dec. 25, the church refused to make Christmas a religious observance. Baldwin pianos and Hammond organs were verboten for the same reason. In that they are probably right, since Christmas was adapted to a pagan festival. There is no written record of when the Christ child was born. Nevertheless, that didn't stop my family from observing Christmas, since, like most families with small children, Christmas was more about Santa Claus than...
  • Some people "get it": Americans doing their part for the Troops

    11/23/2003 4:56:03 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 7 replies · 145+ views
    email | Unknown | Unknown
    A story you won't see in the press.... Dear Friends and Family, I hope that you will spare me a few minutes of your time to tell you about something that I saw on Monday, October 27, 2003.. I had been attending a conference in Annapolis and was coming home on Sunday. As you may recall, Los Angeles International Airport was closed on Sunday, October 26, because of the fires that affected air traffic control. Accordingly, my flight, and many others, were canceled and I wound up spending a night in Baltimore. My story begins the next day. When I...
  • Survey: New Hampshire residents give least to charity

    11/07/2003 1:37:39 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 6 replies · 370+ views
    Birmmgham News ^ | 11/5/03 | STEPHEN FROTHINGHAM
    New Hampshire is holding tightly to its distinction as the stingiest state, according to an annual index of charitable giving. From Our Advertiser For the last three of five years, New Hampshire has been at the bottom of the "Generosity Index," which compares what residents of each state earn and how much they give. New Hampshire surrendered the miserly title to Rhode Island the other two years. New Hampshire residents donated $462 million, an average of about $2,400 per taxpayer, according to The Catalogue for Philanthropy. That looks especially stingy considering the state's relative wealth. Its average income of $51,000...
  • Philanthropy Group Rates Mississippi No. 1

    11/07/2003 1:32:46 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 187+ views
    Jackson Channel ^ | 11/7/03 | AP
    Mississippians are more generous in the proportion of their incomes donated to charity than any other state, according to the Massachusetts-based Catalogue for Philanthropy's "generosity index." The index used federal tax return information from 2001 and compared the average adjusted gross income of residents with the average money that individuals reported in charitable deductions. Mississippians reported an average of $4,340 in donations in 2001, or 13.2 percent of their income. Southern states tend to do well in the survey. Arkansas ranked second on the list. Tennessee and Louisiana also ranked in the top 10. Nationally, the average adjusted gross income...
  • 2003 Generosity Index - (Surprise - Conservatives More Generous)

    11/05/2003 6:42:25 AM PST · by Damocles · 23 replies · 673+ views
    Glenn Beck ^ | November 5, 2003 | Catalogue for Philanthropy
      2003 Generosity IndexNOVEMBER 5, 2003Here is the complete 2003 Generosity Index listing broken down by state and listed in order of the most generous states to the least generous states.Additionally we've color enhanced the list to show how the states voted in the 2000 Election. Red states voted for George W Bush, blue states voted for Al Gore. State Having Rank Giving Rank Ranks Relation Generosity Index Mississippi 50 6 44 1 Arkansas 47 5 42 2 South Dakota 45 8 37 3 Oklahoma 43 10 33 4 Alabama 41 9 32 5 Tennessee 35 3 32 6...
  • New Hampshire Still Least-Generous State

    11/05/2003 11:33:32 AM PST · by Atlas Sneezed · 19 replies · 289+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Tue Nov 4, 8:51 PM ET | STEPHEN FROTHINGHAM
    CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire is holding tightly to its distinction as the stingiest state, according to an annual index of charitable giving. For the last three of five years, New Hampshire has been at the bottom of the "Generosity Index," which compares what residents of each state earn and how much they give. New Hampshire surrendered the miserly title to Rhode Island the other two years. New Hampshire residents donated $462 million, an average of about $2,400 per taxpayer, according to The Catalogue for Philanthropy. That looks especially stingy considering the state's relative wealth. Its average income of $51,000...
  • 2003 Generosity Index (Top 20 Most Generous States are Republican)

    11/05/2003 8:23:57 AM PST · by Mark Felton · 24 replies · 2,050+ views
    Here is the complete 2003 Generosity Index listing broken down by state and listed in order of the most generous states to the least generous states.Additionally we've color enhanced the list to show how the states voted in the 2000 Election. Red states voted for George W Bush, blue states voted for Al Gore. State Having Rank Giving Rank Ranks Relation Generosity Index Mississippi 50 6 44 1 Arkansas 47 5 42 2 South Dakota 45 8 37 3 Oklahoma 43 10 33 4 Alabama 41 9 32 5 Tennessee 35 3 32 6 Louisiana 44 12 32 7 Utah...
  • Raising Up Priests for the New Millennium

    06/20/2003 8:12:02 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies · 482+ views
    Catholics United for the Faith/Lay Witness ^ | N/A | Most Rev. Timothy Dolan
    Raising Up Priests for the New Millenniumby Most Rev. Timothy DolanWhen I was Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis last year, I resided at a wonderful parish that was particularly hard hit by the current scandal of sexual abuse by priests. The popular pastor of this vibrant parish had to resign, acknowledging an incident of abuse from years before. The parish was devastated: Many were angry with the priest for his past sin, many were angry with the archdiocese for requiring his resignation. In the midst of this sadness, scandal, and shock, I returned one evening to the rectory, to be...
  • MN: Harvesting friendships

    11/14/2002 2:53:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 234+ views
    Echo Press ^ | 11/14/02 | Celeste Beam
    Harvesting friendships By Celeste Beam, Staff Reporter Friday, 11/15/02 For one farmer in Evansville, living in "small town rural America" is something he wouldn’t trade for anything else in the world.For the last 20 years, Jeff Larson and his wife, Karen, have farmed on a fourth generation family farm. It was built in the 1860s, creating a path of pride and heritage along the way.Many friendships were also established — friendships that spoke volumes for what small town rural America is all about.Last week, Jeff, Karen and their two children, Derek, 17, and Jenna, 16, found out how important...
  • Southern Kindness, Yankee Stinginess Persist In Charity

    11/06/2002 7:49:10 PM PST · by FreetheSouth! · 9 replies · 340+ views
    Boston-AP ^ | November 2, 2002 | Unknown Associated Press
    Southern Kindness, Yankee Stinginess Persist In Charity (Boston-AP, November 2, 2002) — Southerners still take the prize when it comes to charity, though a few Yankee states, including Connecticut, are making progress shedding their stingy reputations. Relatively poor Bible Belt states, headed by Mississippi, retain their lead in the latest "Generosity Index," a survey measuring the disparity between what residents of each state earn and what they give away. Mississippi has finished first in five of the six annual surveys. In the latest, the Magnolia State once again has the greatest disparity between its ranking among the states in wealth...
  • Gettysburg? Wrong Address.

    09/09/2002 5:05:12 AM PDT · by WaterDragon · 14 replies · 375+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | September 9, 2002 | Brendan Miniter
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  • Rescue spurs aid donations

    08/05/2002 7:46:33 AM PDT · by Texas Mom · 1 replies · 198+ views
    Johnston Tribune, Democrat ^ | Aug 5th, 2002 | By PATRICK BUCHNOWSKI,
    Rescue spurs aid donations By PATRICK BUCHNOWSKI, THE TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT August 05, 2002 SIPESVILLE – The influx of cards and letters offering support for the Black Wolf miners and Sipesville firefighters has astonished this leafy community. And the firefighters have found something else inside – checks. So far, the fire company has received 150 to 200 cards and letters of support as well as donations to help firefighters achieve their dream of building a modern station and replacing their battered and worn 150-year-old structure. While how much has been raised in the 10 days since the rescue hasn’t been divulged, this...
  • New York City Students Deliver Gowns to W.Va., Counterparts in Operation Prom Dress

    04/22/2002 7:10:10 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 40 replies · 2,340+ views
    AP ^ | 4-22-02 | Allison Baker
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Jennifer Mullins has visions of the perfect prom dress. "My favorite color is pink," said Mullins, 18, of Bickmore, "and definitely something with straps because I don't do strapless." As a senior at Clay County High School, Mullins will be one of the first on Monday to choose from about 400 free dresses donated by a private girls school in New York City. Students at the Hewitt School in Manhattan, where the yearly tuition is nearly $20,000, are donating new and used evening gowns, purses, jewelry, makeup and shoes to their counterparts in Clay County, where...