- Feb 26, 2020
An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and alcohol abuse at a seminary run by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston did find some “inappropriate” sexual conduct but no evidence of criminal behavior or sexual activity between seminarians and faculty members.
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco has named Father Daniel B. Donohoo as president-rector of St. Patrick’s Seminary & University and Father Anthony Stoeppel as vice rector.
Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles is pleading with Catholics not to walk away over the clerical sexual abuse crisis, but to stay and fight.
Seminarians at Rome’s Pontifical North American College say the clerical abuse scandals have forced them to focus on the roots of the priesthood.
Under new plans being considered, Irish seminarians would spend most of their time working in parishes rather than in the traditional seminary environment.
In the wake of recent reports concerning widespread sexual harassment and sexual abuse at seminaries, a seminary professor has suggestions for how the seminary process could improve.