Author Archives: Vincent Pham

About Vincent Pham

Vincent is a humanities student of the University of Toronto’s Trinity College of the Faculty of Arts and Science. He hopes to pursue a double major in Ethics, Law and Society, and Philosophy.

A VEYM Youth Leader’s Reflection

On Saturday September 19, 2020, I along with several colleagues from the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement (VEYM) St. Thomas Thiện Chapter in Toronto were sworn in as official youth leaders. This was a milestone as it was ultimately, a culmination … Continue reading

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Reflection: Glory and Triumph in the Cross of Christ

September 14 is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and it is one of my favourite feasts of the Liturgical year. It is said that the day commemorates the occasion in which St. Helen (mother of Emperor … Continue reading

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Charities Must Be Transparent – Column for The Catholic Register

I served two-terms with The Catholic Register as a member of its Youth Speak News Team. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute from time to time. While the summer has been busy and my blogging has been on … Continue reading

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Some thoughts and reflections for the Class of 2020

As I sit on my sofa, taking in the fact that my first year of university is now complete, the state of emergency in Ontario possibly extended to July and churches throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto will open their doors … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Solemnity of Pentecost (Mass During the Day), Year A

With the Solemnity of Pentecost this Sunday, we conclude the Season of Easter. What a journey it has been! We went through the 50 days of Easter reading of the various accounts of Jesus’ appearances after rising from the dead, … Continue reading

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Looking Back at First Year U of T: An Experience

My first year of university was gone in a blink of an eye and wow, what a roller-coaster! I think that is the case for many first-year students like myself did not expect to end our first year with online … Continue reading

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The Catholic Man’s Top 10 Catholic Reads for Quarantine

1. The Miracle of Hope: Francis Xavier Nguyễn Văn Thuận; Political Prisoner, Prophet Of Peace The late-Cardinal Francis Xavier Thuận Văn Nguyễn persevered through the darkest nights – thirteen-years in a communist prison in Vietnam, nine of which spent in … Continue reading

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A Reflection for April 23, 2020

It was in my mental calendar – today, April 23rd, 2020, I would be at the St. Cecilia’s Church for the celebration of Mass to pray for the repose of the soul of Thầy Tuấn – a friend, mentor, and … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Second Sunday of Easter, Year A

Lectionary Readings: Acts 2:42-47 / Ps 118 / 1Pt 1:3-9 / Jn 20:19-31 In this you rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith — being … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year A, B and C

“Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” Jn 20:9 Is it Easter already? It … Continue reading

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