• In California, a former Vietnamese refugee becomes a bishop

    In California, a former Vietnamese refugee becomes a bishop

    • Dec 31, 2017

    The Diocese of Orange, California, received an early Christmas present in the form of a new bishop Dec. 19, when a man who entered the country as a young refugee from Vietnam in 1973 became its new auxiliary bishop.

  • CLINIC ramps up training, education to better serve immigrants

    CLINIC ramps up training, education to better serve immigrants

    • Nov 18, 2017

    “Especially in times of increased dehumanizing immigrant rhetoric and hostile legislation from government officials toward the immigrant community, CLINIC’s mission to protect the rights and promote the dignity of immigrants guides the agency in its offerings of legal training, advocacy and public education efforts to its network of Catholic and community based immigration legal service providers,” Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Orange, California, chairman of the CLINIC board of directors, said.

  • Pope names Florida priest auxiliary bishop for Orange, California

    Pope names Florida priest auxiliary bishop for Orange, California

    • Oct 7, 2017

    The new auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Orange in California is Father Thanh Thai Nguyen. Nguyen came as a refugee with his family to the U.S. from Vietnam. Bishop Felipe J. Estevez of St. Augustine, Florida, where Nguyen had been serving before his new appointment, said, “Father Thanh knows the plight of refugees, and he understands their journey seeking a safe home and the ability to support their families. He has a genuine gift when it comes to ministering to people of diverse cultures.”