Seminaries

Some Home Truths about the McCarrick Case

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, August 16, 2018 “Mom liked to invite them [priests] to dinner and to pose questions to them. The virginity of priests gave birth in her to a feeling of confidence and respect.” So wrote French Benedictine Abbot Dom Gerard Calvet, founder of the monastery of... read more

Ex-Seminarian Exposes Gay Predation at ‘Conservative’ Seminary

by Church Militant  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 9, 2018 St. Charles Borromeo Seminary not free from gay subculture By J.M. At age 17, I entered minor seminary at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania. It was the fall of 2010. I was the second-youngest... read more

Bishop gathers senior team to examine processes for reporting abuse

NOTE: The following letter will be published in the August 9, 2018 edition of The Catholic Spirit, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Metuchen. Since becoming your bishop just over two years ago, I have been regularly uplifted – and affirmed in my own ministry – by so many faithful and... read more

This Is What Priests Have Come To Know

By ROD DREHER • August 4, 2018 Here is an excerpt from the “pastoral reflection” of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington and immediate successor of Cardinal — sorry, now just “Archbishop” — Theodore McCarrick. It is the cardinal’s Deep Thoughts on the revelation... read more

Pope Francis’ top ‘reform’ cardinal slams seminarians for exposing homosexuality inside seminary

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, July 26, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – One of the Vatican's most influential cardinals, already suspected of looking the other way while gay relationships were conducted in his personal residence, has now admonished fifty seminarians for speaking out against their seminary's... read more

Pope Francis and Homosexuals

Has he caught on to something? June 26, 2018 Last week, it was revealed from a very reliable Italian journalist, Sandro Magister, that, while Pope Francis was in a private meeting with Italian bishops, he lamented to them, "We are full of homosexuals." That is a shocking report, which of... read more

Report: Pope Francis affirms Church practice against admitting gay men to seminary

Vatican City, May 24, 2018 / 11:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a closed-door speech to Italian bishops on Monday, Pope Francis spoke about the number and quality of seminary candidates, including concerns about their sexual orientation. At the start of his May 21 audience with Italian bishops, Pope... read more

Francis imposes concelebration in the Priestly Colleges of Rome

By Roberto de Mattei, Corrispondenza Romana, June 28, 2017 There is this rumour going around in the Vatican. One of Pope Francis’ collaborators asked him if it were true that a commission had been set up “to re-interpret” Humanae Vitae and he responded “It is not a commission, it’s a... read more

Cardinal Marx’ Seminary Received Only One New Seminarian in 2016

By Maike Hickson March 21, 2017 On 18 March, Cardinal Reinhard Marx — Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Munich-Freising and President of the German Bishops’ Conference — spoke at a diocesan meeting and revealed a stunning fact. In the year of 2016, only one new seminarian entered the... read more

Life isn’t black and white – teach priests to discern the gray, Pope says

By Elise Harris Vatican City, Aug 25, 2016 / 04:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a conversation with members of the Jesuit order in Poland, Pope Francis said the real life situations of everyday Catholics aren’t black and white, but rather vary on a spectrum of gray. Because of this, he stressed... read more

Number of German priest ordinations plummets to new low

By Anian Christoph Wimmer Munich, Germany, Aug 18, 2016 / 03:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Never before have so few Catholic priests been ordained in the Church in Germany: a total of 58 men joined the clergy in 2015, according to official figures published by the German Episcopal Conference this... read more