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Christophers course provides training in Christian leadership

Garan Santicola Special to The Michigan Catholic Thousands of policemen, firefighters, doctors, nurses, business people, actors, writers and religious leaders in Michigan have a certain distinction in common: they are graduates of the Christopher Leadership Course, which is designed to build character, self-confidence and effective communication skills within the long and successful tradition of The…

Congress extends IRA charitable rollover tax law

In 2006, Congress enacted the IRA charitable rollover provisions that allow individuals age 70 ?? or older the opportunity to make significant charitable gifts from their IRAs without recognizing taxable income on the distribution. The original law was set to expire at the end of 2007, but since it was so popular with taxpayers —…