Posts Tagged ‘Seminarians’

Humanitarian crisis as Sudan war bleeds seminarians, fractures Catholic Church

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Sudan has no seminarians, the Catholic Church has all but disappeared and there’s a huge humanitarian crisis. That’s the sum of the situation in Northern African nation right now. The third Sudanese civil war – which began exactly a year ago – can be held accountable for that. And more. Fleeing Church The Catholic Church Read more

Catholic archdiocese of Vienna sees rise in seminarians

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

The archdiocese of Vienna has reported a rise in the number of men training for the priesthood. Fourteen new candidates entered the archdiocese’s three seminaries this autumn. Eleven of them are from Vienna archdiocese and the remaining three are from the dioceses of Eisenstadt and St. Pölten. The archdiocese brought its three seminaries together under Read more

Leading Vatican consultant accused of sexual abuse

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

A consultant who once helped the Vatican craft guidelines to keep gay men from being ordained as priests has been accused of sexually abusing young men. European media have relayed accusations from four different men against Msgr Tony Anatrella, the Religion News Service reported. Only one of the men agreed to be identified by his Read more

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

Numbers in Melbourne seminary at highest level since 70s

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

The number of men studying for the priesthood at Corpus Christi College in Melbourne has more than doubled since 1999. There are now 59 men in training at Corpus Christi, the highest number since the 1970s. They come from at least nine Australian archdioceses and dioceses. In 1999, the number at Corpus Christi was 28. Read more

Pacific Seminary has online access to world’s best resources

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The seminary librarians at the Pacific Regional Seminary in Suva have catalogued 19,000 records and put the catalogue online. They have been assisted by Hans Arns who  is the project coordinator of Sharing the Word  an initiative  linking up Catholic seminary libraries and librarians throughout the world. This is being done  to provide all seminarians Read more

US seminarians receive business training for future parish life

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Seminarians from three US states are receiving specialist business, law and administration training to help prepare them for running parishes. The first Seminarian Leadership Institute is being run at Villanova University in Philadelphia. By the end of the course in mid-July, the 11 students will have heard talks on finances, human resources, facilities maintenance and Read more

The reality of the Irish Church

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

On the day that the papal nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown, told the US-based Catholic News Service that he saw “that Irish Catholicism had entered a new springtime,” representatives of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) were trying to convince a group of Irish bishops that the Irish Catholic Church was facing, among other Read more

Seminary Rector Monsignor Peter Jeffrey farewelled

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Monsignor Peter Jeffrey will be leaving his role as Rector of  the Holy Cross Seminary in Auckland New Zealand a little earlier than expected for health reasons. He was farewelled at the seminary this week. “I’m sad to be leaving at this stage in the year but owing to health reasons I feel that it’s best Read more

PNG and Pacific seminarians learn communication skills

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

About 120 seminarian and  candidates for religious life investigated communications skills at a symposium on Radio and New Evangelisation. The symposium was held on 1-2 May at the Catholic Theological Institute in Bomana, Port Moresby. A theological key note address, ‘Evangelising in the 21st century’, introduced the theme and was followed by experiences of community and Read more