Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vietnamese bishops: Church should be able to run schools

Catholic World News - May 31, 2011

The bishops of Vietnam have asked the government to “open the door to the religious people of good will who aspire to be involved in school education.”

“The Catholic Church can offer the educational philosophy and experience that belong to it, to train people responsible for the good of others and society as a whole,” the bishops said in a recent pastoral letter. “More than career preparation … education should lead people to Christ, the perfect man.”

“As citizens, the Catholics from Vietnam have an obligation to love and build their country,” the bishops added, calling it “an obligation to be undertaken in the spirit of the Gospel, with a prophetic voice, sincere and responsible … carry[ing] out the truth in charity.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($26,339 to go):
$35,000.00 $8,660.70
75% 25%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Mysteries, again and again! April 17
Tips for getting comfortable with evangelization April 17
The Shroud of Turin on Display (and an odd canonical case against it) April 16
The Vatican says the LCWR is acting Catholic. And that's news. April 16
The Truth about the Armenian Genocide April 15

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope challenges world leaders' silence on persecution of Christians CWN - April 6
Pope outlines plans for the extraordinary jubilee of mercy CWN - April 13
Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16