Posts Tagged ‘seminaries’

An unwanted rigidity has been introduced into some seminaries

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

A rigidity has been re- established in some seminaries which is “not related to situational discernment” according to Cardinal Beniamino Stella, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy. He made the comment in an interview in L’Osservatore Romano about a new version of the Vatican’s document on priestly formation, “The Gift of Priestly Vocation / Read more

Subtle Francis effect seen in one US seminary

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

A US expert in seminary education is noting a subtle “Francis effect” emerging in her classroom. Franciscan Sr Katarina Schuth told the National Catholic Reporter she sees a subtle shift in her classroom in St Paul Seminary in Minnesota. In recently assigned reflection papers, three of her first-year students wrote about priestly ministry and the poor. Read more

US seminaries receive grants to put science in curricula

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Ten United States seminaries across several denominations will receive a combined US$1.5 million in grants to include science in their studies. The grants were announced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Funding has come from the John Templeton Foundation, in an effort to bridge gaps between science and faith. Catholic institutions to Read more