Posts Tagged ‘Seminary’

Record number of ordinations at PRS in 2013

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Last year Pacific Regional Seminary (PRS) in Suva, Fiji celebrating the 40th anniversary its foundation. The jubilee time  ran together with the celebration of the Year of Faith and the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. The Rector of PRS Fr. Michael O’Connor said 2013 was a year of special blessings.  He said one Read more

A second seminary to open on Guam

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron. has. announced  that second seminary is to be established on Guam. The new seminary will be called the “Saint John Paul II Archdiocesan Seminary” and will be initially hosted on the grounds of the Carmel on the Hill Retreat Center in Malojloj. There are plans on the drawing board to construct Read more

“On a Mission” author,Shaun Davison interviewed twice on National Radio

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Shaun Davison, who trained as a Marist priest at  St Mary’s in Hawkes Bay in the mid-1970s  has written a book about his time there, with interviews with 21 other men who went through the seminary. The book has resulted in a degree of interest from the general public and has been interviewed twice on Radio Read more

Captivating weekend marks “On a Mission” book launch; tracing lives of 22 former Marist seminarians

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
Chanel Houlahan reads from his chapter in "On a Mission"

More than 200 people gathered in Wellington on the weekend marking the launch of On a Mission, a book, tracing the lives of 22 former Marist seminarians. A weekend chocker of catchups, re-introductions and lots of stories, for old mates, some who had not seen each other for 30 years or more focused around Friday Read more

Suva – Pacific Regional Seminary to celebrate 40 years

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

On the weekend of the 23rd to 25th August 2013, Pacific Regional Seminary of St. Peter Chanel in Suva Fiji will celebrate 40 years of its existence. A  good representation from the various dioceses and congregations is expected to attend. These include diocesan priests from Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia and Kiribati as well religious Read more

Bomana celebrates 50 years of priestly formation in PNG

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

On Friday 28th June 2013 the Catholic Theological Institute (CTI) in Bomana, Port Moresby celebrated its Golden Jubilee. CTI has been the academic wing of Holy Spirit Seminary since 1999 when the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea set up a distinct institute for the academic formation of seminarians and laity. Thus Read more

Oceania seminary rectors’ meeting in Guam

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Representatives from sixteen seminaries in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, and Guam have been meeting at The Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary of Guam for their annual Oceania Seminary Rectors’ Meeting. “What we have in common is the Pacific, the ocean. I think it is great that we can share a Read more

Tom Cruise left Catholic seminary after stealing liquor

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Hollywood star Tom Cruise, now one of the most prominent members of the Church of Scientology, had notions of becoming a Catholic priest until he was asked to leave a Franciscan seminary for stealing liquor intended for a priests’ celebration. After his parents’ divorce, the 14-year-old Cruise — then Thomas Cruise Mapother IV — gravitated Read more

Spanish Olympian heading for seminary after Games

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Carlos Ballve — known as “Litus” to his friends — plays defence on the Spanish field hockey team competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games. But as soon as the Games end, the Spanish Olympian will head to a Belgium seminary to begin the process of becoming a priest.
According to the Spanish daily El Pais, Read more

Traditional Catholicism is winning

Monday, April 16th, 2012

In his Holy Thursday homily at St. Peter’s Basilica on April 5, Pope Benedict XVI denounced calls from some Catholics for optional celibacy among priests and for women’s ordination. The pope said that “true renewal” comes only through the “joy of faith” and “radicalism of obedience.” And renewal is coming. After the 2002 scandal about Read more