Catholicism and Vietnam

Catholicism and Vietnam

Thursday, March 2, 2017

McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660

George Dutton, author of A Vietnamese Moses, will deliver a lecture about his book. Dr. Linh Hoang, OFM will deliver a lecture about The Virgin Mary and Vietnamese-Catholic Identity. These talks will be followed by responses on Vietnamese Catholic life by Jesuit Scholastics, Loyola faculty, and Chicago community members.

Dr. George Dutton: A Vietnamese Moses
Dr. Linh Hoang, OFM: Embracing Mother Mary as Vietnamese:  Catholic, Racism, and Identity
Panel and Q&A
  • Dr. Michelle Nickerson:  Vietnam in the American Psyche of the 1970s
  • Mr. Dzao Vu, S.J.:  The Immigrant and Jesuit Experience
  • Mr. Minh Le, S.J.:  The Immigrant and Jesuit Experience, Take 2
  • Ms. Binh Keefey:  The Joys and Challenges of Serving My People
  • Fr. Ambrosio Phi H. Nguyen:  Pastoring the Vietnamese Catholic Community in Chicago
  • Dr. Kathleen Adams:  Catholicism in Asia Today


George Dutton

A Vietnamese Moses is about a Vietnamese Catholic priest, Philiphê Bỉnh, who in 1796 endeavored to persuade the Portuguese court in Lisbon to appoint a bishop for his community of former Jesuits in Vietnam. Dutton argues that Bỉnh's efforts were representative of broader Vietnamese-Catholic agency to defend their Portuguese-shaped Catholic heritage.

Click here to learn more about Dutton and his research.

Dr. Linh Hoang, OFM

Dr. Hoang is a Franciscan Friar of the Holy Name Province in New York. He is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Siena College in New York where he teaches and researches about world religion, globalization, and the Asian American religious experience.


Event is free and open to the public.