- May 27, 2020
Bishop Robert P. Deeley of Portland on Thursday urged a crop of new deacons to imitate the example of St. Francis of Assisi in rising above politicking and polemics and focus on the Gospel, which he said is the remedy for the difficulties both in society and in the Church.
At the Pontifical North American College, new student orientation is not just a weekend or even just a week — it includes almost a month of intensive Italian studies, punctuated with occasional gelato sampling and one big shoutout from Pope Francis.
In a private Mass for his seminarians, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington told them to have faith in Christ and the Church in times of confusion.
A group of American seminarians will run a 150-relay uniting Italy’s east and west coast to raise funds for suffering Christians in Syria and Iraq.