Posts Tagged ‘Seminarian’

US seminarian drowns after saving woman

Friday, July 15th, 2016

A US seminarian is believed to have drowned after he saved the life of a woman who fell into a river. Brian Bergkamp, a seminarian from the diocese of Wichita, went to the aid of a woman who fell into the Arkansas River on July 9. Mr Bergkamp, 24, was among five people travelling in Read more

Former Manchester United player enters seminary

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

A former Manchester United footballer has started his studies towards the priesthood. Former Northern Ireland international Phil Mulryne, 34, has enrolled at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome. During his time as a footballer Mulryne dated a model, Nicola Chapman. He was once sent home from the Northern Ireland squad in 2005 after breaking a Read more

Pope Francis pondered leaving priesthood for young woman

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Pope Francis considered abandoning his priestly vocation after being “dazzled” by a young woman he met at an uncle’s wedding while he was a seminarian. He revealed the experience last year in a book-length dialogue with a rabbi, which will be published in English in May. “I was surprised by her beauty, her intellectual brilliance…and, Read more

Cardinal O’Brien resigns, accused of inappropriate behaviour

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Britain’s senior Catholic clergyman, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, has stepped down after three priests and a former priest accused him of inappropriate behaviour towards them in the 1980s. The four, from the cardinal’s archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, complained to apostolic nuncio Archbishop Antonio Mennini days before Pope Benedict’s unexpected resignation. The allegations were then Read more

Court orders seminarian to pick up trash ‘for helping homeless man’

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Jesuit seminarian, Joseph Hoover (top centre) was sentenced, Monday, to six days in a county jail work program and two years court probation in the first successful case relating to the Occupy Oakland movement. Hoover was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a thoroughfare during a violent demonstration in January that resulted in the arrests Read more

National Seminary may be full in 2012

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

The National Seminary in New Zealand could be at full capacity next year. The Auckland Catholic Newspaper, The New Zealand Catholic, reports that although indications for student numbers for 2012 are very good, some prospective seminarians are still working through the admissions process. Final numbers will be known only when seminarians actually arrive next year. The Read more