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  • n  making voluntary contributions to aid the poor

  • In a Western culture where almsgiving happens in the confines of a church or synagogue, this may have seemed odd.
  • As for the Roman Catholic Church, Dolci is now a "lapsed Catholic," and he blames the breach on the "lack of a tradition of charity, even on the level of almsgiving" of the .
  • Hinduism and Buddhism encouraged almsgiving but reconciled themselves to poverty by suggesting that it is a requisite for man's prime goal: the enrichment of spirit instead of .
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  • Pope Benedict XVI in FOXNews
    Lent is, in the end, through almsgiving, the occasion for sincere sharing of gifts received with one's brothers and for attention to the needs of the poorest and abandoned ones,Benedict told pilgrims and tourists at his weekly general...
  • William Barton Rogers in Queen's Journal
    The legislators of the University : disdaining such literary almsgiving, have firmly barred the door against the demands of spurious merit and noisy popularity,Rogers said in a report to the Virginia Legislature's Committee of Schools and...
  • Hilary Swank in San Francisco Chronicle
    As Christians around the world begin their Lenten journeys with commitments to acts of personal devotion, prayer, and almsgiving, congregational celebration of 'ONE Sunday' provides an opportunity to deepen our commitment to actively participate in... Katharine Jefferts Schori Episcopal News Service Feb 19, 2007 2943 4122 aloe Swank says, This is my Aloe C, which I dissolve in water. Here's my flax. This one's for my immune system, and this one is my BrainWave -- it's great, like if I have a lot of lines to memorize. I just took my most important ones, which are my Oz...

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