Formation continues online, as does raising needed funds to sustain the seminaries themselves. By Jim Graves< National Catholic Register, April 28,2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has closed many of the nation’s seminaries, as seminarians were sent home in accordance to state mandates and... read more
Several seminarians who spoke with the Register said they grew in their love for the priesthood, thanks to the support and example they received within their seminaries. Mass is celebrated at John Vianney College Seminary in Miami. Transitional Deacon Connor Penn says, ‘God’s people... read more
By Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky, Catholic Thing, February 20, 2020 At times, priests reveal intimate secrets about themselves from the pulpit. I’ve always hesitated to do so mostly because a sermon should be about Jesus, and innermost secrets and feelings are none of your business. But there are... read more
St. Patrick's Seminary & University in Menlo Park, California.
The seminarians whom I serve, as a professor of philosophy, wish eagerly to share the Gospel and the freedom they themselves have found in Christ. Catholic World Report, John Macias, January 30, 2020 Our Lord told his disciples, “the harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask... read more
[Bishop Athanasius Schneider was the featured speaker at our 2017 Catholic Citizens of Illinois Annual Banquet.–Ed.] By Stephen Beale, Rhode Island Catholic, November 14, 2019 Father William Rock, F.S.S.P., was ordained by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C., the auxiliary bishop of... read more
Walter Denton prays as the sun rises in his backyard in Agat, Guam, Saturday, May 11, 2019.
By Michael Biesecker, AP, August 9, 2019 Walter Denton wanted to grow up to be just like Father Tony Apuron, until the night he says the parish priest raped him in a church rectory. The pastor sent the sobbing 13-year-old altar boy away with a warning: “If you say anything to anybody, no one... read more
Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli
By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite News, July 24, 2019 PATERSON, New Jersey, July 24, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Catholics in Passaic County, New Jersey have been furious with their bishop for over a decade because they believe he has been covering-up for and even promoting a priest who is a... read more
COMMENTARY: Many Catholics are unaware that the reform of seminaries began 30 years ago. By Msgr. Andrew Baker and Father Carter Griffin, July 19, 2019 Many Catholics, understandably, have grown skeptical of seminary formation. After all, it is priests and bishops who have caused the scandal... read more
By Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Agency, July 19, 2019 Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop emeritus of Wheeling-Charleston, will no longer be allowed to participate in public Masses or live within his former diocese. He must “make personal amends” for the harm he brought to the... read more
COMMENTARY: It seems that improvements have been made in many seminaries, but are they genuine or just window dressing? Janet E. Smith “Hide the handsome ones.” That was what was “jokingly” said when Theodore McCarrick would visit seminaries. It disgusts me that such “jokes”... read more
By Janet E. Smith, National Catholic Register, July 10, 2019 “Hide the handsome ones.” That was what was “jokingly” said when Theodore McCarrick would visit seminaries. It disgusts me that such “jokes” — which clearly portrayed a reality — did not lead to a thorough investigation... read more
Pope Francis meets with Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta. Credit: Vatican Media.
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