- Jun 18, 2021
Seminarians can learn more from the way their bishops, rectors, spiritual directors and formators live than from what they say, Pope Francis said.
Several priests, some of whom were former students at a minor seminary located in the Vatican, testified at the ongoing trial of Father Gabriele Martinelli, who is accused of sexually abusing a younger student at the St. Pius X Pre-Seminary.
St. Joseph College Seminary, the only program of its kind between Washington and Miami, graduated nine men this May — the largest class since its founding.
A seminarian from the Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey, was killed in a hit-and-run accident in New York City, the diocese reported.
The pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need hopes to raise $51,000 to erect a security wall around the major seminary of the Good Shepherd in Nigeria’s Sokoto Diocese.
Priests must follow the example of Jesus, the good shepherd, who laid down his life not just for his flock but also for the sheep that strayed away, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis asked Filipino priests doing graduate studies in Rome not to think of their time in the city and their residence at the Pontifical Filipino College as a pause disconnected from their “real” lives.
A former seminarian’s lawsuit filed against the New York Archdiocese, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Pontifical North American College officials and several “John Does” over him not being allowed to return to the NAC is baseless and without merit, according to spokesmen for the archdiocese and the U.S. seminary in Rome.