Interfaith workshop shows charity as ‘hallmark’ of Christian life

Sriracha, Thailand, Jul 11, 2013 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of 230 Buddhist students from schools throughout the diocese of Chantaburi, Thailand, learned about the importance of charity in a recent three-day workshop on human dignity.“Charity has no religion,” said Father Joseph Phongsak, director of the Commission on Evangelization and Inter-religious Dialogue for the Chantaburi Diocese. “It is a universal, common element embodied in every…major … [Read more...]

Texas House passes late-term abortion ban amid wide support

Washington D.C., Jul 10, 2013 / 06:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-lifers nationwide lauded Texas legislators for passing a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks gestation on the grounds that unborn infants can feel pain at that stage of development. The bill passed the Texas House of Representatives with a vote of 96 to 49 on July 9, and its companion bill will be considered by the state Senate. “I do think it is what the people of Texas want, it is what the people of the nation … [Read more...]