This past week Dateline aired an interview of Britney Spears by Matt Lauer. Let's just say that I wouldn't be able to marry someone who thinks, acts, talks, and has facial gestures like Britney Spears...
From Asia News:
|17 June, 2006|
|Vietnamese diocese organising social and pastoral activities to combat social ills|
|by Thanh Thao|
There is a need for this sort of pastoral activity not just in Vietnam but in 'affluent' countries like the United States as well, which may be well off materially but are very poor spiritually. Meanwhile, the USCCB has approved a new translation of the Roman missal into English? Although it is unclear as to what has been approved... I don't think anyone has seen the actual text yet. Cardinal Arinze has stated that anything that does not adhere to Liturgiam authenticam will not receive approval from Rome. If the bishops could only do 'what is right' and devote their time and attention to the pastoral needs of the faithful. If only.
Diocesan associations in Ba Ria Vung Tau are organising activities to keep young people away from the temptations of consumerism and materialism. Many of them are unemployed and to beat boredom they drink, take drugs or gamble.
Ho Chi Minh City (AsiaNews) – “In our country young people need spirituality,” said the parish priest of Binh Gia, a town in the diocese of Ba Ria Vung Tau in south-eastern Vietnam, one of the most important economic regions of the country. With a congregation of 10,037 members in an area of 17.92 km2, it is the second densest parish in the diocese.