Nov 30, 2005

Vatican cardinal ordains priests in Hanoi

(BBC photo)

THE BBC reports ...

Fifty-seven priests were ordained in a ceremony outside Hanoi Cathedral.

Vietnam's Communist rulers insist on strict controls over how Catholics in the country worship.

But correspondents say ties are gradually improving between the government and the Roman Catholic church.

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Blogger OrthodoxWarrior said...

God Bless Vietnams priests, they are really great people once you get to know them and anyone willing to wear a collar over there, well it says alot about them. We have a Vietnese Seminary in Carthage Missouri, the one actually good thing Cardinal Law did when he was bishop of my diocese. These guys in Carthage are really orthodox and solid. When we had a liberal priest for 8 years, the parish was really shaky and he came in one night and told people the reason we don't have vocations is because of them, meaning "you people don't ask your children or ever question if they have a vocation, do you?" I like them alot, but it would help if they spoke english a little better down here, but the main parts of what they are saying is important and thats what counts.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Quo Vadis said...

The Vietnamese I know from predeaconate/catechesis training in the Fort Worth diocese are very orthodox and active in many ministries. We have a lot of Vietnamese in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Their trials have been great and I admire the way they have kept the faith through it all.

12:37 PM  
Blogger JWY said...

I'm surprised that Mahoney didn't go over to Asia to help with this one....

2:28 PM  
Blogger skeetor said...

Mahoney wouldn't go, he doesn't feel the rainbow calling from vietnam.

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From reports from Vietnamism these Seminarians have had to hide their vocational education and formation. It reminds me of JPII in Poland during the Nazi and then Communists occupation

9:27 AM  

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