New Orange County Bishop Reaches Out to Diverse Parish

June 10, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On June 10, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that Tod D. Brown, the new Roman Catholic bishop of Orange County, made a "series of swift decisions, which include the announcement today of plans to build a cathedral in Santa Ana, [that] are geared to making the church more responsive to its growth and diversity. The soft-spoken bishop has appointed Latinos and women to key diocesan positions...He gave one of the new parishes a Vietnamese name, Our Lady of La Vang, a first for a Catholic church in Southern California."