High levels of pro-life state legislation passed so far this year

Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2013 / 05:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The progress of pro-life legislation at the state level this year has made the 2013 the second-best year on record for the number of abortion-regulating laws that have passed by mid-year.State legislators enacted 43 provisions restricting abortion in the first half of 2013, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which support legalized abortion. The group said in a July 8 analysis that this number is up slightly from the same period … [Read more...]

Pope: God always desires hearts of mercy

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Jul 14, 2013 / 09:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his first Angelus message from Castel Gandolfo, Pope Francis said God desires “good and generous” hearts full of mercy for those in need. In the parable of the Good Samaritan, said Pope Francis, “Jesus shows that the heart of this Samaritan is good and generous and that – unlike the priest and Levite – he practices the will of God, who desires mercy more than sacrifice.” “God … [Read more...]