Hanh Van Pham is St. Thomas More Professor of Canon Law and Pastoral Care. Father Hanh was born to Mr. & Mrs. Thu and Huong Pham on July 21, 1964, in Ben Da Vung Tau, South Vietnam. On April 30, 1975, when Democratic South Vietnam fell to the Communist North Vietnamese, his family had to flee and evacuate to the United States of America. After residing in New Orleans for a year, his family moved to Garden Grove, California, to reunite with his grandparents, aunts and uncles who were separated from them during the evacuation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Thomas University and a Master of Divinity degree from St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, Texas. On June 25, 1991, he was ordained a transitional deacon, and seven months later on January 25, 1992, he was ordained to the priesthood at Corpus Christi Cathedral, Corpus Christi, Texas. He was initially assigned as Parochial Vicar at Corpus Christi Cathedral, and eventually he was transferred to St. Philip the Apostle Church where he presently serves as pastor. He holds the Doctor of Ministry and the Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Upon the publication of his book, Canon Law and the Marriage Tribunal: A Study Guide to Five New Texts (with Discussion Questions for Parish Use) (The Victoria Press, 2007), he was appointed Visiting Professor of Canon Law and Pastoral Care at the Graduate Theological Foundation.