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JOIN ‘SPIRITUAL ECUMENISM’ TALK

The San Angelo Diocesan Service Committee is sponsoring a talk on “Spiritual Ecumenism” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church parish hall, 837 Jeannettee St. Speaker will be Matteo Calisi of Bari, Italy. The presentation, open to the public, is part of the Hearts In One Accord Prayer Meeting. Calisi was appointed by Pope Benedict as a member

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HARD CONVERSATIONS AND GRACE

    Photos courtesy Scott Delony Abilene Christian University   By LORETTA FULTON “My name is Houston Heflin, and I don’t like hard conversation.” That opening remark was made by one of the speakers for the fourth annual Summer Seminar hosted by Abilene Christian University, but most likely anyone in the audience could have said the same thing. “The Gospel

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HOW TO ‘RECLAIM CHRISTIANITY’

“Reclaiming Christianity” is a new book written by the Rt. Rev. Claude Payne of Abilene, a retired bishop and rector in the Episcopal Church. Payne 86, started on the book three years ago and finished in time for the book to be released during the trienniel General Convention of the Episcopal Church held in July in Austin. “Reclaiming Christianity” is

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FROM ACU PRESS: ‘A CALLING TO CARE’

A Calling to Care Nurturing College Students toward Wholeness Editors: Timothy W. Herrmann and Kirsten D. Riedel Coeditors: Emilie K. Hoffman, Jessica L. Martin, Kelly A. Yordy, and Hannah M. Pick FROM ACU PRESS Despite the widely differing perspectives held by those who work in higher education, there is one goal upon which all educators and educational leaders agree: students

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ABILENE HOSTS WORLD VISITORS

      Dr. Mohammad Al-Sayyad, an Abilene physician, leads Juma’a Prayers     By LORETTA FULTON The theme for a two-week gathering in Abilene of people from various ethnicities and countries is “Hospitality and the Stranger,” but the group, hosted by Hardin-Simmons University, is learning that in Abilene at least there aren’t any strangers, just plenty of hospitality. The

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