Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs

Spring E-Newsletter 2021

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Read the following information on discrimination and racism against Asian Americans.

Statement of U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Asian and Pacific Island Affairs on Discrimination Against the Asian Community

Bishop Chairmen Condemn Racism and Xenophobia in the Context of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Asian and Pacific Islander Catholic Groups’ Message on Discrimination and Racism Against Asian Americans

Video: Candlelight Prayer Vigil Prayer with Archbishop Jose Gomez, Bishop Alex Aclan and Bishop Marc Trudeau - for racial acceptance and an end to racial discrimination against Asian and Pacific Islander brothers and sisters.

Highlights from the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) led Journeying Together sessions.


Watch these videos:

API Young Adults Reflection on Faith, Family, and Culture


 I am/We Are Asian Pacific Islanders


Traditional Hawaiian chant, oli pale- Noho ka Makua Mana loa. Read the text.  


Must Read Essays: Rediscovering Solidarity During a Global Pandemic by Jem Sullivan, Ph.D.  


A Reflection by John Michael B. Reyes, MDiv.

Join us for the 18th Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage on May 1, 2021.

The event is sponsored by the Asian Pacific Catholic Network (APCN) in collaboration with the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church/Asian and Pacific Island Affairs. 

Ruth Narita Doyle, Ph.D. (1927-2020), you will be missed!


Remembering Dr. Ruth Narita Doyle by APCN


In Memoriam, Ruth Narita Doyle by Cecile Motus

ASIA/MYANMAR (Agenzia Fides)


·        Appeal to young people from the Archbishop of Yangon, Cardinal Bo

·        Solidarity of the Cardinals of Asia with Myanmar and appeal for peace and democracy 


Visit the USCCB Store to browse and order your resources or call 1-800-235-8722 or send an email to Remember to have the product code number ready when placing your order.

New USCCB resource! A Treasured Presence: Filipino American Catholics (Product Code 7-656)

Learn about the history, blessing, and promise of Filipino Catholics in the United States ...This timely book comes in advance of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines, which will be celebrated in 2021.

Encountering Christ in Harmony: A Pastoral Response to Our Asian and Pacific Island Brothers and Sisters (Product Code 7-576) The goal of this response is to make Asian and Pacific Island Catholics feel at home, both in the Church and in the United States, while being able to preserve the richness of the spiritual and cultural backgrounds that they bring as contributing member of the Body of Christ.

Resettling in Place: A Vietnamese American Catholic Experience (Product Code 7-480) This small book is a snapshot description about a community who rebuilt their faith life by sustaining family values, culture, and Catholic devotional practices.

Harmony in Faith: Korean American Catholics (Product Code 7-479) This small book on Korean American Catholics connects each believer to their roots in Korea, weaving through thick layers of their history of faith.

Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love Product Code 7-606) This pastoral letter against racism the US Catholic bishops call on fellow clergy and all Catholics to help change racist attitudes and acts to conform to the moral order established by God, in which men and women of all races are honored as brothers and sisters.

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