Parishioners gather around Father Rafael Xuan Nguyen, left, and Father
Michael Mai Khai Hoan during a farewell celebration at St. Barbara’s
Catholic Church in Santa Ana. Hanh Kieu Pham, right, greets Father Hoan. Photo courtesy of Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times
Members of the congregation at St. Barbara’s in Santa Ana are confused and angry; some have stopped going
to church as their beloved priests are being sent to other Orange County
parishes. Read the story
by Anh Do in the Los Angeles Times.