Pope Francis names another auxiliary bishop for Orange diocese

Fr. Thanh Thai Nguyen – a Vietnamese "boat person" serving as pastor of a parish in Jacksonville, Florida – will become second auxiliary bishop of Orange, which has nation’s largest number of Vietnamese Catholics

“Are all of your sons here?” Time and time again, that’s been the Pope’s question to his aides when addressing the appointment of bishops. Citing the Old Testament story of the calling of David, from Francis the line is less an innocent query than a marching order to "go and fetch" those who, like the boy shepherd-turned-king, are off working far afield. In this, for … [Read more...]

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Vietnamese Catholic community celebrates lunar new year with Tet Festival

Orange County celebration is the largest in the United States

The following comes from a January 28 Diocese of Orange press release: The Most Rev. Kevin W. Vann, Bishop of Orange and the Most Rev. Dominic M. Luong, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Orange, will preside over a mass and celebration marking the lunar new year and the traditional Vietnamese Tet holiday at the Vietnamese Catholic Center (1538 N. Century Blvd., Santa Ana), … [Read more...]

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Only Vietnamese bishop in US retires

Diocese of Orange has largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam

The following comes from a January 26 Orange County Catholic article by Cathi Douglas: Bishop Dominic Dinh Mai Luong – the first and only Vietnamese-American Bishop in the U.S. and an outspoken advocate for Catholics in Vietnam – retired December 20 on his 75th birthday, after serving the Diocese of Orange for 12 years. “Our diocese has the largest Catholic Vietnamese … [Read more...]

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