The Tablet’s coverage of the Vietnam War reflected the shifting tide of the American public and the Church worldwide.
Vietnam War 50 Years Later
The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 was signed into law by 45th U.S. President Donald J. Trump, designating every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
In commemoration of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, The Tablet presents this special section of coverage dedicated to a comprehensive look at this moment in history, and how the Church responded.
All of these stories can be found in the April 1 printed edition of The Tablet.
Vietnamese Priests See Slow Improvements for Church in Communist Homeland
March 29 is the 50th anniversary of the U.S. military’s departure from Vietnam in 1973. Priests who were children at that time said the subsequent Communist victory two years did not end the Church there, but instead made Catholics more determined to grow their faith.
Clergy and Religious Faced Hazardous Duty in Vietnam Too
Catholics served with distinction during the U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War, but not all carried weapons or even served in uniform.
Only in Print: A Look Back at Notable Songs from the Vietnam War
With the emerging folk music boom of the early ’60s, anti-war anthems became a part of the dialogue regarding the conflict in Vietnam.