- Jan 17, 2020
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.”
The head of a Boston seminary that the Catholic Church is investigating following allegations of misconduct has been tapped to lead a cathedral in Worcester.
An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct at a Boston seminary has been widened to cover all seminaries belonging to the archdiocese, according to Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley.