• A Seminarian Thanksgiving in Rome

    A Seminarian Thanksgiving in Rome

    • Nov 23, 2017

    Seminarians studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome have a lot to be thankful for come Thanksgiving Day. Among them is their community, and also for home-baked pumpkin pie, made by their fellow students, the fifth-year student priests of the college.

  • Spaghetti Bowl: Fitness, camaraderie part of U.S. seminary life in Rome

    Spaghetti Bowl: Fitness, camaraderie part of U.S. seminary life in Rome

    • Nov 18, 2017

    “The Gift of the Priestly Vocation,” released by the Congregation for Clergy in December 2016, says that seminarians should dedicate time to physical exercise and sports to “attain the solid physical, psycho-affective and social maturity required of a pastor.”

  • U.S. seminarians run across Italy to help displaced families in Iraq

    U.S. seminarians run across Italy to help displaced families in Iraq

    • May 8, 2017

    Nine seminarians from the United States decided to run toward the opposite sides of the Italian peninsula in order to raise funds for displaced families in Iraq. The one-day run raised more than $15,000 dollars to be given to programs for families from Mosul.

  • New Baltimore auxiliaries thank fellow clergy, family for strong faith

    New Baltimore auxiliaries thank fellow clergy, family for strong faith

    • Jan 21, 2017

    At the ordination of new bishops, Archbishop William E. Lori told them, “the greatest challenge in being a bishop is not administration; it’s not public relations; and it’s not fundraising. The greatest challenge is to be always and everywhere an example for God’s people. This is how we become witnesses of hope; this is how we strive to be authentic shepherds.”

  • Crux columnist gets top South Carolina civilian honor

    Crux columnist gets top South Carolina civilian honor

    • Oct 18, 2016

    Father Jeffrey Kirby, who writes a regular Sunday spirituality column for Crux, has been awarded the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, by Governor Nikki Haley. In accepting, Kirby said his work among other things is crafted to show a different face for faith beyond religious extremism.

  • Pope visits American seminary, defends controversial new saint

    • May 3, 2015

    ROME — There’s a sense in which a highly anticipated trip by Pope Francis to the United States, set for late September, actually began on Saturday when the pontiff dropped by the prestigious Pontifical North American College, Rome’s American seminary. “This was a beautiful and significant premise to my apostolic

  • The Vatican’s going to become more active diplomatically

    • Jan 6, 2015

    ROME — On the heels of a major diplomatic coup in paving the way for restoring US/Cuba relations, Pope Francis’ top diplomat said Tuesday the Vatican is entering a “more proactive” phase of political engagement. “With all the conflicts in the world today, we can’t just wait,” said Italian Cardinal