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Dear Catholic.com visitor: Summer is here, and you may be thinking about a well-deserved vacation, family get-togethers, BBQs with neighborhood friends. More than likely, making a donation to Catholic Answers is not on your radar right now. But this is exactly the time we most need your help. The “summer slowdown” in donations is upon us, but the work of spreading the gospel and explaining and defending the Faith never takes a break. Your gift today will change lives and save souls for Christ this summer! The reward is eternal. Thank you and God bless.

Fr. Martino Nguyen

Contributor

Rising from humble beginnings as a refugee from Vietnam, Father Martino Nguyen Ba-Thong became one of the youngest and most reputable Catholic priests among the Vietnamese enclaves in the United States. Long before receiving his Master in Divinity at Mount Saint Mary University and Seminary and his ordination in 2004, he has worked with homeless children on the streets of several metropolitan cities in the States and in twenty-one other countries around the world. His passion and perseverance to inculcate hope in the hopeless led Father Martino to establish One Body Village (OBV) (onebodyvillage.org) in 2008 to serve as the champion for Vietnamese children who are trafficked and enslaved as sex workers in brothels around Southeast Asia.  He has personally rescued children from brothels and is one of the few pioneers to bring international awareness to this social issue.  He has published numerous articles, presented at multiple national conventions, and appeared on various TV and radio shows, and aspires to strengthen the Catholic’s faith among the faithful in an endless pursuit to bring people closer to God.

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