Catholic Seminaries

Seminarian: “Is There Any Reason Why I Should Remain Catholic?”

OnePeterFive, May 18, 2021 Editor’s note: we received this submission from an anonymous seminarian, and have chosen to run it as such. It is the cry — and the challenge — of a child to a neglectful father: “Why weren’t you there to protect me when that was your job?” It’s the cry... read more
The Catholic seminary of San Rafael, in Mendoza, Argentina.

Protests continue in Argentina over decision to close ‘conservative’ seminary

By Inés San Martín, Crux, November 6, 2020 Protests continue in Argentina over decision to close ‘conservative’ seminary ROSARIO, Argentina – Tension continues to grow over the Vatican-ordered closure of a diocesan seminary in Argentina’s Mendoza region. Last week, Bishop... read more

New Orleans archdiocese seeks laicization for all clergy credibly accused of sex abuse

By Kevin Jones, Catholic News Agency, October 27, 2020 While allegations against two New Orleans-area priests have again raised questions about the Church’s response to clergy misconduct, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has confirmed that for the past two years it has been seeking to laicize... read more

A Priest Just Doing His Job

By Steve Skojec, OnePterFive, July 23,2020 Sixteen years ago this summer, when the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter was just making inroads here in the Archdiocese of Phoenix, the first priest they sent was a newly ordained young man from France named Fr. Stéphane Dupré. My little (at the... read more

Pope Francis appoints Chicago auxiliary bishop to Diocese of Joliet

Vatican City, Jul 17, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis named Bishop Ronald A. Hicks as the next bishop of Joliet, Illinois, Friday. Hicks, 55, has served as Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago since 2015 and as an auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese since 2018. He will be the... read more

Cardinal Burke: ‘I’m Called the Enemy of the Pope, Which I Am Not’ A conversation with Cardinal Raymond Burke.

By Ross Douthat, New York Times, November 9, 2019 In mid-October, while the Catholic Church’s internal debates were reaching another crescendo at a synod for the Amazon region held in Rome, I sat down with Cardinal Raymond Burke, best known as Pope Francis’s most vocal critic in the... read more

Cardinal Burke: Church is ‘experiencing one of the greatest crises … she has ever known’

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews, November 1, 2019 Cardinal Raymond Burke told a sold-out Catholic conference in Detroit last weekend that “there is no question that the Church is currently experiencing one of the greatest crises which she has ever known.” “Today perhaps as at no time... read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet Defends Priestly Celibacy Ahead of Pan-Amazon Synod

Pan-Amazon Synod Watch, October 14, 2019 The prefect for the Congregation for Bishops, who wrote the new book, Friends of the Bridegroom: For a Renewed Vision of Priestly Celibacy, said celibacy will be understood if the priest has a better sense of his own priesthood. Cardinal Marc Ouellet,... read more
Catholic University campus

Msgr. Rossi Takes Leave of Absence From Catholic University of America Board

By JD Flynn, CNA, September 20, 2019 Msgr. Walter Rossi has taken a leave of absence from the board of trustees at The Catholic University of America while he is the subject of a canonical investigation for unspecified allegations of misconduct. Msgr Walter Rossi “Last month the... read more
Father James Rafferty, at Creighton University,Omaha, Neb. (CNS photo/Mike May, Catholic Voice)

In praise of today’s seminarians

A great deal has in fact been accomplished in the last 15 years, and it’s important that the people of the Church know it. By George Weigel, Catholic World Report, August 28, 2019 If you’re feeling a bit down about the future of Catholicism in the United States, ask yourself these... read more