- Mar 6, 2021
About half of the U.S. seminarians and priests living at the Pontifical North American College and the Casa Santa Maria in Rome have left the locked-down city, the rector said.
There’s a strong case that some priests currently in Rome could be better utilized somewhere else. Nonetheless, experience over the years suggests there are at least three basic reasons why a bit of Roman seasoning often has a positive effect on priests, perhaps especially Americans.
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.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the US bishops, told a gala Rome event Thursday night by letter that his doctors had advised him not to travel while still recovering from a March 15 stroke.
Seminarians at Rome’s Pontifical North American College say the clerical abuse scandals have forced them to focus on the roots of the priesthood.
For the first time in five years, seminarians and student priests from the North American College in Rome will hit the soccer field to battle it out for the winning title in the city’s holiest tournament – the Clericus Cup.
For American seminarians at the Pontifical North American college in Rome, Holy Week liturgies take on new life and dimension, as the history of ancient traditions comes alive through the city’s remembrance of Christ’s Passion and death.
The origin of the candy cane is not exactly known, but an Arkansas priest-inventor had a hand in shaping the modern candy canes that you know and love this time of year.