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Director: Bai An Tran, Ph.D.


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Police arrest five at Vietnam rights rallies

Five people, including a well known blogger, were arrested in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday after police moved in to break up a rally by hundreds of human rights activists in a rare show of public defiance in the Communist country.

Rerum Novarum Oration 2011 - Bishop Vincent Long

Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFMConv, gives the Rerum Novarum Oration 2011, 'Asylum Seekers: Is There a Just Solution?', at Australian Catholic University's (ACU) Melbourne Campus.

Mom's Empty Chair

Prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus. 

Missionary spirit is central to the formation of priests in Vietnam

The rector of the Xuan Loc Major Seminary, home to 350 students, says that in addition to theology, future priests should be prepared to "love Jesus, to trust in Jesus and follow him in happiness."

Vietnam ''Vagabond'' Bishop

He is a bishop with a particular jurisdiction. He does have his own See. But, as the nick name suggested, one has more chances to see him in the woods, or street sidewalks, seeking missionary opportunities, rather than at his office.

What the Father Desires

Lent is a gift that offers you and me opportunities to go back to the deepest reality of our human origin

Thousand-Hand Guan Yin

There is a phenomenon sweeping through Asia which is still relatively unknown in the West. We were privileged to see it in our trip to Taiwan. It is a stunning stage performance called Thousand-Hand Guan Yin.

Jesus Asked...



This is great, take a moment to read it, it will make your day!

The ending will surprise you.

VIETNAM Religions need more freedom to serve society, say speakers

Religious organizations in Vietnam want to serve the country and its people. But in order to do so, they must be given the necessary freedoms, said a Catholic Church leader.

The Church in Vietnam: Present limitations on religious freedom

A short article for journalists who want to know the truth of religious freedom and all the sufferings of the Catholic Church in Vietnam.

A Family Perspective on Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan's Faith

Youngest Sister Speaks of Prelate at Eucharistic Congress.

Elizabeth Nguyen Thi Thu Hong, the late cardinal's youngest sister, was one of the speakers today at the 49th International Eucharistic Congress, under way in Quebec through Sunday.

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