Posts Tagged ‘Maynooth’

Irish bishops back seminarians deemed too conservative

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Several Irish bishops have reportedly intervened after seminarians were allegedly asked to leave their studies because they were too conservative. The Irish Catholic understands that out of 10 diocesan seminarians from Maynooth due to return at the end of their pastoral year, six were recommended to take “time out”. But the newspaper pointed to claims Read more

Record low intake at Ireland’s national seminary

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Ireland’s national seminary has reported a new low in this year’s intake of candidates, giving rise to fears of ancient parishes closing down. Just 13 men from seven dioceses will enter studies for the priesthood at Maynooth this year, down from 20 last year. Association of Catholic Priests co-founder Fr Brendan Hoban warned in The Read more