%PDF-1.7 1 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Outlines 2 0 R /Pages 3 0 R >> endobj 2 0 obj << /Type /Outlines /Count 0 >> endobj 3 0 obj << /Type /Pages /Kids [6 0 R 16 0 R ] /Count 2 /Resources << /ProcSet 4 0 R /Font << /F1 8 0 R /F2 9 0 R /F3 10 0 R /F4 11 0 R >> /ExtGState << /GS1 12 0 R /GS2 13 0 R /GS3 14 0 R /GS4 15 0 R >> >> /MediaBox [0.000 0.000 595.280 841.890] >> endobj 4 0 obj [/PDF /Text ] endobj 5 0 obj << /Producer (ţ˙dompdf 1.0.2 + CPDF) /CreationDate (D:20221128185906+00'00') /ModDate (D:20221128185906+00'00') >> endobj 6 0 obj << /Type /Page /MediaBox [0.000 0.000 595.280 841.890] /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 7 0 R >> endobj 7 0 obj << /Length 7009 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 35.000 742.238 Td /F1 15.0 Tf [(Vatican Announces Retirement of Bishop Dominic Dinh Mai Luong)] TJ ET BT 35.000 703.321 Td /F4 14.0 Tf [(Description)] TJ ET BT 35.000 674.131 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The Vatican on Sunday announced the retirement of Bishop Dominic Dinh Mai Luong, D.D. of the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 659.479 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, effective January 2016. Father Steve Sallot, Vicar General, said in)] TJ ET BT 35.000 644.827 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(a statement: “We have been blessed to have Bishop Dominic and we congratulate him on his)] TJ ET BT 35.000 630.175 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(retirement and his service to the Lord for nearly 50 years as a faithful priest and bishop.” The first and)] TJ ET BT 35.000 615.523 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(only Vietnamese American Bishop in the U.S., Dominic Dinh Mai Luong was born on December 20,)] TJ ET BT 35.000 600.871 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1940, in Minh Cuong – about fifty miles from Hanoi – in the Province of Bui Chu in North Vietnam. He)] TJ ET BT 35.000 586.219 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(is the second youngest of the 11 children of Dominic Mai Ngoc Vy and Maria Pham \(Khuou\). His father)] TJ ET BT 35.000 571.567 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(was an official primarily involved in real estate transactions. The family, devout Catholics, belonged to)] TJ ET BT 35.000 556.915 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish. Unfortunately, because of the dangerous political instability)] TJ ET BT 35.000 542.263 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(plaguing the country, the family was forced to move a number of times. Young Dominic received a)] TJ ET BT 35.000 527.611 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(quality elementary education from a French-Vietnamese school. He attended secondary school at)] TJ ET BT 35.000 512.959 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Trung Linh where he and a number of other students comprised the junior Seminary of Ho Ngoc Can)] TJ ET BT 35.000 498.307 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(for the Diocese of Bui Chu. In 1956 Dominic’s bishop sent him to the United States to continue his)] TJ ET BT 35.000 483.655 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(formation for the priesthood. Of course, this meant a long, difficult separation from his family and his)] TJ ET BT 35.000 469.003 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(country. He would not be able to return home until 1979. He was just 16 years old. After passing)] TJ ET BT 35.000 454.351 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(comprehensive studies testing by the State of New York, he studied for six years at the Diocesan)] TJ ET BT 35.000 439.699 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Preparatory Seminary in Buffalo. After that, he went on to Saint Bernard’s Major Seminary in)] TJ ET BT 35.000 425.047 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Rochester, New York. Besides the expected studies in philosophy, scripture, and theology, he also)] TJ ET BT 35.000 410.395 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(took science classes during summer vacations. On May 21, 1966, Bishop James A. McNulty ordained)] TJ ET BT 35.000 395.743 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Dominic Mai Luong to the priesthood for the Diocese of Da Nang at the Basilica of Our Lady of Victory)] TJ ET BT 35.000 381.091 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in Lackawanna, New York. Of course, he was unable to return to his home diocese because of the war)] TJ ET BT 35.000 366.439 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(raging in Vietnam at that time. Following his ordination, Father Luong completed his formal science)] TJ ET BT 35.000 351.787 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(studies, adding to a bachelor in physics, master’s degrees in biology and in psychology. He then)] TJ ET BT 35.000 337.135 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(returned to the junior seminary in Buffalo where he tought biology and also served as a chaplain to)] TJ ET BT 35.000 322.483 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Saint Francis Hospital. For a time he also was associate pastor at Saint Louis Parish in Buffalo. Father)] TJ ET BT 35.000 307.831 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Luong’s experience as a Vietnamese trained for the priesthood in America providentially suited him to)] TJ ET BT 35.000 293.179 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(be a leader when, at the fall of South Vietnam, many refugees came to the United States. A large)] TJ ET BT 35.000 278.527 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(portion of them went to the New Orleans area where Archbishop worked to help resettle them. He)] TJ ET BT 35.000 263.875 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(persuaded Father Luong, whom he met visiting in a refugee camp, to move to New Orleans and)] TJ ET BT 35.000 249.223 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(become Director of the Archdiocesan Vietnamese Apostolate. He accepted and served in this capacity)] TJ ET BT 35.000 234.571 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(from 1976 to 1983, when he became the Founding Pastor of Mary, Queen of Vietnam Parish. On the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 219.919 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(national level, Father Luong served as the Director of the National Center for the Vietnamese)] TJ ET BT 35.000 205.267 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Apostolate, As the U.S. Conference of Bishops’ Director of Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees,)] TJ ET BT 35.000 190.615 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(he traveled throughout the country assisting various Vietnamese immigrant groups. Because of this)] TJ ET BT 35.000 175.963 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(important work, Pope John Paul II honored him with the title of Monsignor. Although Vietnamese)] TJ ET BT 35.000 161.311 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(immigrants settled in many places around the country, another very large concentration made their)] TJ ET BT 35.000 146.659 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(home in Southern California, principally in Orange County. The Vatican was aware of this)] TJ ET BT 35.000 132.007 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(circumstance, and so, when Bishop Brown petitioned for a second auxiliary bishop to assist him in his)] TJ ET BT 35.000 117.355 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(growing diocese, Pope John Paul II, on April 25, 2003, appointed Monsignor Dominic Mai Luong Titular)] TJ ET BT 35.000 102.703 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Bishop of Cebaredes and Auxiliary Bishop of Orange. He was to be the first native-born Vietnamese)] TJ ET BT 35.000 88.051 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Roman Catholic Bishop in the United States. Bishop Brown welcomed him and in his formal statement)] TJ ET BT 35.000 73.399 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(to the media noted: “Not only is he a person with deep spirituality and dedicated heart, but he also)] TJ ET 0.502 0.502 0.502 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 35.000 776.336 m 585.280 776.336 l 585.280 777.836 l 35.000 777.836 l f 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 261.940 814.168 Td /F4 12.0 Tf [(RCBO - THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ORANGE)] TJ ET BT 575.944 799.516 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( )] TJ ET BT 41.000 814.790 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(No image found)] TJ ET 0.500 0.500 0.500 rg BT 41.000 816.280 Td /F1 8.0 Tf [(Image not found or type unknown)] TJ ET q 0.940 0.342 -0.342 0.940 181.247 -73.446 cm /GS1 gs /GS2 gs Q /GS3 gs /GS4 gs 0.502 0.502 0.502 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 35.000 52.000 m 585.280 52.000 l 585.280 50.500 l 35.000 50.500 l f 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 44.000 31.732 Td /F1 10.0 Tf [(Page 1)] TJ ET q 44.000 17.080 532.280 12.210 re W n 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 155.840 19.522 Td /F1 10.0 Tf [(© 2021 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. 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Archbishop Alfred C.)] TJ ET BT 35.000 642.952 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Hughes of New Orleans and Bishop Jaime Soto served as Principal Co-Consecrators. Among the)] TJ ET BT 35.000 628.300 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(many bishops in attendance were two from Vietnam: the Bishop of Thai Binh and the Bishop of My)] TJ ET BT 35.000 613.648 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Tho. A very special guest was Bishop Luong’s older brother, Father Dominic Mai Loi, who had arrived)] TJ ET BT 35.000 598.996 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(just in time after an exhausting flight from Vietnam. In an article written for the Orange County Catholic,)] TJ ET BT 35.000 584.344 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(retired Bishop Norman McFarland observed: “ This is a happening of major historical significance and)] TJ ET BT 35.000 569.692 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(brings the greatest joy to all…It recognizes the enormous growth of the Church in Orange County in its)] TJ ET BT 35.000 555.040 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(brief life span, calling for additional assistance on the hierarchical level, and it speaks no less)] TJ ET BT 35.000 540.388 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(graphically of the role of the Vietnamese community as a burgeoning and integral part of the local)] TJ ET BT 35.000 525.736 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Church.”)] TJ ET BT 35.000 511.084 Td /F4 12.0 Tf [(Date Created)] TJ ET BT 35.000 496.432 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(December 2015)] TJ ET q 35.000 493.502 0.000 0.000 re W n Q 0.502 0.502 0.502 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 35.000 776.336 m 585.280 776.336 l 585.280 777.836 l 35.000 777.836 l f 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 261.940 814.168 Td /F4 12.0 Tf [(RCBO - THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF ORANGE)] TJ ET BT 575.944 799.516 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( )] TJ ET BT 41.000 814.790 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(No image found)] TJ ET q 0.940 0.342 -0.342 0.940 181.247 -73.446 cm /GS1 gs /GS2 gs Q /GS3 gs /GS4 gs 0.502 0.502 0.502 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 35.000 52.000 m 585.280 52.000 l 585.280 50.500 l 35.000 50.500 l f 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 44.000 31.732 Td /F1 10.0 Tf [(Page 2)] TJ ET q 44.000 17.080 532.280 12.210 re W n 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 155.840 19.522 Td /F1 10.0 Tf [(© 2021 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. 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