Asian Ministry in the Diocese of Charleston serves as a channel for communication, collaboration and leadership development while responding to the strengths, challenges and pastoral needs of Asian Catholics. We celebrate the gifts that our Asian brothers and sisters bring to the Church in America.
Love Drives Us to Do This | History of Vietnamese Catholics in South Carolina
This book is the result of an evangelization initiative of the Diocese of Charleston Office of Ethnic Ministries: To respond to the spiritual needs of the Vietnamese Catholic Community and to celebrate and share with the Church in South Carolina the gifts that our Vietnamese brothers and sisters bring to the Church.
Encountering Christ in Harmony
We, the Catholic bishops of the United States, offer this pastoral response to assist diocesan and parish leaders and all the faithful in welcoming and integrating our Asian and Pacific Island brothers and sisters as they strive to live a faith-filled life in the Catholic Church. The diverse ethnic communities that make up the Asian and Pacific Island population have already been identified in Harmony in Faith, which emphasizes the need to acknowledge their presence. Today, the Asian and Pacific Island population in the United States is the fastest growing minority population. Nevertheless, it tends to go unrecognized in the wider US society, and there remains a need to bring more attention and support to the Asian and Pacific Island communities.