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Dominican Sisters among the poor in a society drawn to consumerism
The witness of 24 sisters in the diocese of Lang Son, who assist girl mothers and teenagers in a society ever more drawn to consumerism.
The entire community works for the golden Jubilee of the Catholic Vietnamese
The Cardinal Pham Minh Man asks for the “opinions and corrections” from bishops, priests and lay people regarding the project that is to be celebrated in 2010. Participation of lay people elaborating pastoral programmes is a novelty in the spirit of Vatican II.
Vietnamese Church cares for lepers amid indifference of government and people
In the province of Ca Mau, the Catholic community has started projects to support the sick and their families; health care, education, and help finding work are the most pressing needs. The objective is that of infusing a sense of solidarity and collaboration among the people.
Vietnamese priest: my mission at the service of poor and atheists
Fr. Vincent Peter Pham Van Khoi, 61, has proclaimed the Gospel in areas of the country where religion was banned. He united manual labour in the fields to social ministry, "to integrate the poorest communities." In a parish he has celebrated over 800 baptisms. And yesterday’s children "are willing to help in missionary work".
Following Francis, the Vietnamese Church promises help and hospitality to migrants
Modernisation and industrialisation have driven millions of people to the big cities. The Bishops' Conference calls for openness to these "brothers and sisters" in difficult conditions. Parishes are tasked to provide pastoral care. For Vietnamese bishop, migrants must be "helped, supported, loved and encouraged”.
Xuan Loc diocese dedicates Lent to family pastoral care
Over 200 parishes mark Ash Wednesday with retreats and prayer. The Diocesan Pastoral Committee for the Family organizes a seminar for religious and laity, in the context of the initiatives for the Evangelization of families. A response to the materialism and individualism that are eroding the very core of Vietnamese society.
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