- Apr 7, 2020
An adjunct professor at a New York seminary was charged Wednesday with cyberstalking for allegedly threatening a television reporter over his coverage of misconduct allegations within the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo announced Tuesday it will “cease operations” at its seminary at the end of the academic year, citing annual operating losses and low enrollment.
Since its founding 125 years ago, St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul has become a regional center for formation, producing over 2,500 priests and some 30 bishops, while expanding its scope to educate lay leaders, train deacons and support clergy.
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.
A priest and author has made it his mission to adress the “crisis of masculinity” in society and in the Catholic Church.
In a show of openness, transparency and a hope for healing, Bishop Michael G. Duca of Baton Rouge released Jan. 31 the names of all priests, a former bishop of the diocese, and one former seminarian “against whom there are credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors and/or vulnerable adults in the Diocese of Baton Rouge.”