» 05/17/2007, 00.00
Putting into practice the Word of the Lord in daily life
The last four years of the Directive Pastoral Plan, which was launched in 2000, will be devoted to the Word of the Lord, Bishop George Yod Phimphisan announced. All Catholics are urged to follow the teachings of Jesus and renew their faith.
Thai Church seeking greater ties among tribal groups in Thailand’s hill country
A recent conference organised by the Thai Bishops’ Conference focused on strengthening ties, networking and increasing awareness of legal rights by tribal groups. But wider society can also learn from them how to better protect natural resources.
Thai Catholic leaders say voting is a civic duty, urge voters to fight electoral fraud
Just a few days before next Sunday’s general elections, Cardinal Kitbunchu stresses the need to vote for the best candidate possible. The chairman of the Bishops’ Conference, Mgr Yod Phimphisarn, urges Catholics to join together against vote buying and selling.
21/05/2008 THAILAND – MYANMAR
Caritas Thailand sending first aid shipment to Nargis victims
First shipment of donations collected from various dioceses was sent off yesterday. Thailand’s COERR and the Bishops’ Conference are coordinating operations in cooperation with Burma’s bishops. Aid distribution is made difficult by the many checkpoints in the cyclone-hit area.
No point in censoring 'The Da Vinci Code' in a Buddhist country, says censorship board
According to the grandson of Thailand's king, who is both a film producer and a member of the censorship board, almost no Thai knows the story of Jesus. Editing the film too much would make the plot incomprehensible.
Catholics and Buddhists together against the legalisation of abortion
For Cardinal Kitbunchu, it is tragic that mothers should want an abortion. Buddhist monk explains there is no need to kill; all that is needed is to provide help. Some Thai NGOs have proposed legalising abortion, which they say is a women's issue, not a moral issue.
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