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This book is the first in Paulist Press's new Ethnic American Pastoral Spirituality series, which puts practical information at the fingertips of all who engage in pastoral ministry a way to better understand, appreciate, and thereby minister to the new immigrant groups that have changed the face of American Catholicism. This first volume explores religious and cultural traditions of Vietnamese-American Catholics. Peter Phan distills in eight chapters essential information: the history of Christianity in Vietnam, the condition of Vietnamese Catholics in America, their customs and feasts, the challenges facing Vietnamese Catholics and suggestions on how to meet them. Pastora1 strategies for assisting Vietnamese-American Catholics in becoming more active members of the Church are included, as are photographs and maps.