Posts Tagged ‘Seminary’

Gay men may not be welcome at seminaries

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Gay men who “practice homosexual acts,” or who have “deeply rooted” homosexual tendencies shouldn’t be allowed into the seminary. Pope Francis is alleged to have told Italian bishops: “If you have even the slightest doubt, it’s better not to let them enter because these acts or deep-seated tendencies can lead to scandals and can compromise Read more

Trainee priests moving from seminaries to communities

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Trainee priests in France are swapping their boarding school seminary isolation for community-based housing. Many have already relocated from enclosed suburban retreats into city centres. So far seminarians from the dioceses of Lille, Orleans, Nantes, Lyon, Rennes and Paris have relocated. The change in living arrangements responds to Pope Francis’s wish for trainee priests to Read more

New seminary looks to beat priest shortage in Timor-Leste

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Asia’s most Catholic nation, Timor-Leste, has a new seminary to tap the growing number of young people who want to study to become priests after finishing junior high school. The St. Joseph Seminary in Maliana Diocese is the country’s second minor seminary after Our Lady of Fatima in Dili, which has been the only place of Read more

US seminary hires actors to run preaching boot camp

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

A United States seminary has hired to professional actors to help seminarians be better prepared for future preaching. Detroit’s Sacred Heart Major Seminary hired the actors to put seminarians through a three week acting and public speaking workshop. The exercise has been nicknamed “Preaching Boot Camp”, reported the Detroit Free Press. Actors Arthur Beer and Read more

New diocesan seminary in Guam

Friday, October 24th, 2014

A new diocesan seminary has been established in Guam. On Wednesday archbishop Anthony Sablan canonically erected the new St. John Paul the Great Archdiocesan Seminary of Guam. The ceremony took place after a Mass which was celebrated in the parish church of San Isidro in Malojloj. Attached to the church is the former Carmelite Monastery, Read more

Vincent Hunt farewelled

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Monsignor Vincent Hunt died on October 8 at Mercy Parklands Hospital in Auckland New Zealand. His requiem Mass was celebrated by the Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Patrick Dunn, on October 13. Five other bishops and dozens of other priests were present. In his homily Fr Stuart Sellar said, “I’ve met three saints in my life Read more

Pope removes Opus Dei bishop to heal disunity

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Pope Francis has sacked a Paraguayan bishop affiliated to Opus Dei in order to try to mend divisions in the Church in that nation. On September 25, Bishop Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano of Ciudad del Este diocese was removed to preserve the “unity of both the bishops and of the faithful”, according to a Vatican Read more

Guam: Archdiocese of Agana publishes financial reports

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The financial statements and the independent accountants’ review report of Deloitte & Touche LLP for Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2012, of the Archdiocese of Agana (AOA) are now disclosed in the official website www. A group called Concerned Catholics of Guam placed an advertisement in the July 2 edition of a local newspaper, 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

New Rector for Holy Cross Seminary

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Fr Brendan Ward of the Diocese of Dunedin, has been appointed the new Rector of Holy Cross Seminary by the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples. His appointment takes effect this time next year. The lead in time will allow him to prepare and visit other seminaries to observe formation processes. Source Archbishop John Dew’s Read more