Easter blessings from UCAN
There is no more important week in the year for Christians than this Holy Week. We call it Holy because of the mystery we celebrate - God's gift of His son who loves us to his death on Calvary and beyond.
Because of that love, we wish each other Happy Easter even when we know there is a lot of tragedy about it - Good Friday. As Christians, we know that what we see happening with and in Jesus goes to the heart of what we know from our own experience of life.
At the Second Vatican Council, the Christian lives we all lead were described as being shares in the Paschal Mystery. We have our share in the death and resurrection of Jesus every day. Our lives are part of the Paschal Mystery.
At UCAN, we work to describe that mystery in the unfolding tragedies and astonishing blessings of the people we seek out and report, feature and comment on.
While at times deeply distressing work, this effort of ours gets its coherence in the same way the death of Jesus did - because of the astonishing grace of a God who never gives up on life and love.
Because of that, we can wish you Happy Easter.
Fr. Michael Kelly SJ
Pope names new Da Lat bishopsBishop Antoine Vu Huy Chuong
- ucanews.com reporter, Yen Bai city
- March 2, 2011
Pope Benedict X VI yesterday named Bishop Antoine Vu Huy Chuong from Hung Hoa diocese in northwest Vietnam as bishop of Da Lat, which is in the Central Highlands.
Bishop Chuong, 66, has served Hung Hoa diocese since 2003.
The position in Da Lat diocese has been vacant since Bishop Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon was named coadjutor archbishop of Ha Noi archdiocese on April 22, 2010.
The pope also yesterday named Auxiliary Bishop Jean Marie Vu Tat of Hung Hoa as bishop of the same diocese.
Bishop Tat, 67, served as vice rector of St Joseph Major Seminary in Ha Noi before he was ordained auxiliary bishop on June 15, 2010.
According to 2009 figures, Da Lat diocese which covers Lam Dong province, has 336,204 Catholics in 70 parishes served by 208 priests, 1,035 Religious, 67 seminarians and 2,690 catechists.