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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 13 2011 12:00 p.m. MDT

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A mighty fine goodly action by Church leaders who truly understand what it takes to "succor the weak, lift up the hands that hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees."


when you go making gifts of mercy, do not blow a trumpet ahead of you, just as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be glorified by men. Truly I say to YOU, They are having their reward in full. 3 But you, when making gifts of mercy, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, 4 that your gifts of mercy may be in secret; then your Father who is looking on in secret will repay you.
Matt. 6:2-4

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

why don't you do something besides criticize good works? The church is really tooting it's horn. Get a life and do something good. Sorry you are so miserable with yourself that you can only find fault.


Ute alumni
since when was quoting a bible scripture so criticizing? mormons are versed in the bible are they not?

Tucson, AZ

I hope they take lots of pictures and videos of the old building before it goes. It's a good way to remember.

Pomerene, AZ

It appears to me from the photos that is was the American Cancer Society that held the press conference and was "tooting the horn" and not The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A voice of Reason
Salt Lake City, UT

solandi20, I offer two points.

1- The sermon on the mount is literally the words from Jesus Christ, so far as it is translated correctly over 2000 years and across languages. While the most accurate understanding of the sermon can only come from Christ himself, I would offer one alternative to your use of the scripture. - Scripture often appears to contradict itself to those who want to criticize religion, no? Well, these criticisms do not understand the real principle and doctrine of revelation. If Christ said to one crowd 'do not do this' and another 'do this' then would I be right if I used one of those quotes against a people of my choosing? No. The Bible teaches us not to contend and dispute with each other. We should look for good in each other, look for agreement. We should not be looking for a fight.

If one applied those versus to everyone, then Christ would also be guilty every time he vocalizes any of his own good works, no?

2- To argue 'using the bible to condemn another's actions isn't criticism' is saying 'my criticizing isn't criticism' and therefore illogical.

Christ- The prince of peace, not contention.

Lehi, UT

How is it that a writer who works for a paper that is OWNED BY THE LDS CHURCH can't get the name of the Church right in captions for an article?

It is the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" That's "r-d" not "r D"

For someone working at the Deseret News, this is simply an unacceptable error.

Draper, UT


Katie Eccles is with the American Cancer Society, not the LDS Church. The banners say ACS, not LDS. David Burton, who oversees this type of thing for the LDS Church was not even at the ceremony. Seems to me you need to brush up on the reasons you use to find fault with others and spread your brand of bigotry.

Logan, UT

By telling about this they will get donations to build the building. Love to hear good stories.

Iowa City, IA

Solandi20, perhaps you can tell me why you think the LDS church is blowing a trumpet on this one, considering the program was done by Katie Eccles of the ACS.

Second you can tell me when I should apply this:
"Let your alight so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
Matthew 5:15

Yes. We Mormons are well versed with the bible.

D Jamieson
Raymond, AB

How can I contribute?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Mip, I am not Mormon but that answer rocked!

American Fork, UT

Naught shall comfort as wouldeth inexpensive pharmaceuticals.

Pullman, WA

Very nice of the Church to help in this way. It will be a great blessing to many cancer patients, both in and out of the Church. This is a very good thing. Thank you.

Miami Area, Fl

A great gesture by the LDS church. Nothing to gripe about here.

Eureka, UT

How would people know there is such a wonderful place coming, if it were not publicized? That is what a public service is all about, a service to the public. What a blessing to all those in need, it will make their lives a little lighter at a very dark time for them. Yes, we need the light to shine!!

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: solandi20 | 5:36 p.m. Sept. 13, 2011

The LDS Church didn't blow their trumpet ahead of them as you've suggested. The Deseret News made us aware of their generosity. There are those who oppose every mention of the LDS Church and they certainly don't want the world to know of good deeds done by this church.

Congratulations go to the American Cancer Society!!

Bend, OR

My son, George, gave his all in his fight against cancer in Salt Lake City. I will somehow find a way to donate in his name. $1.00 from each parent who has lost a child to this horror will quickly get the job done.

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

Odd isn't it. Church gets critisized (sp?) for having to much money and then roundly thumped for giving to a wonderful organization like ACS. Let you light so shine, indeed.

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