From Latin to Vietnamese: Liturgical group’s Bible translations let people live out their faith

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — After the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) allowed local churches to celebrate liturgical services in their own languages, some Vietnamese priests and religious were eager to translate the Bible into Vietnamese versions that are suitable for their traditional culture. Six priests voluntarily started to render the Latin Liturgy of the […]

The feast of Vietnamese martyrs comforts persecuted Christians today

The memory of the 130,000 martyrs of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries helps us to face the challenges of consumerism and compromise with power. The prayer for the martyrs of the present times, the Catholics arrested and persecuted by the government in Vinh, Hanoi, Thanh Hóa, Long An, Xuân Lộc, Cà Mau. Ho Chi Minh […]

St. Andrew Dung Lac and the Vietnamese Martyrs

Today the Church honors 117 Christians who suffered and died for their faith in Vietnam since the 17th century—they stand as representatives for the hundreds of thousands who suffered for their faith in that nation. The canonized group includes 96 people who were from Vietnam and 21 missionaries from Spain and France; eight were bishops, […]