Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $41,010 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

US lawmakers call for probe into Vietnamese mistreatment of Catholics

Catholic World News - August 19, 2010

Five American lawmakers urged the State Department to investigate Vietnamese violations of religious freedom during Congressional hearings on August 18.

The legislators—including Rep. Anh Cao of Louisiana, the only Vietnamese-American in Congress—asked for a probe into a violent police assault on Catholics participating in a religious procession in May in Con Dau, near Danang.

The legislators pointed out that a recent report from the US Commission on International Religious Freedom suggested classifying Vietnam as a “country of particular concern” because of religious-freedom violations.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($128,697 to go):
$150,000.00 $21,302.70
86% 14%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Aug. 20, 2010 5:22 AM ET USA

    I hope for some repercussions from that Congressional action. The US provides multitude support to the Vietnamese communist and oppressive government, including the USAID financial assistance - the money badly spend - without asking for nothing in return. I wrote many times to the US Ambassador in Hanoi - no response! The office of Mrs. Clinton assured me that our Secretary of State handles the Vietnamese counterparts accordingly ... by allowing Catholics to be killed, church property confiscat

  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 19, 2010 2:49 PM ET USA

    Human rights violations in Vietnam, China, Burma, etc, etc. Spank their hands because that's all the United States will do (if that), especially if there are business reasons to do otherwise.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Cardinal Kasper's nose is growing again October 18
Challenge Grant Begins as Synod Ends October 17
What's wrong with this Synod, IV: Unprepared for marriage October 17
No, mainstream religious orders aren't attracting vocations as fast as younger traditional orders October 17
The Synod: Is the sky falling? October 17

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - 9 hours ago
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6