Jun 21, 2016 - 12:04 am .- Bishop Francis Patrick Kenrick, the third bishop of Philadelphia, started St. Charles Borromeo seminary out of his home on Fifth Street in the center of the city in 1832. There were just five students.
Apr 14, 2016 - 02:39 pm .- The world continues to be “hostile to the Gospel,” just as it was four centuries ago when St. John Ogilvie was martyred for his faith in Scotland, but continuing to witness to Christ will change the world, Pope Francis said on Thursday.
Nov 22, 2015 - 06:02 am .- Pope Francis on Friday spoke to a conference marking the 50th anniversary of Vatican II's decrees on the ministry and life of priests and on priestly training, noting priests' role as coming from the community and being for the community.
Aug 21, 2015 - 12:03 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is witnessing a lot of exciting things these days: there’s the World Meeting of Families next month that will include a visit from Pope Francis, and now, a sizeable increase in vocations to the priesthood.
Jul 9, 2015 - 03:28 pm .- Christ gave sight to a blind beggar whom others ignored. For Pope Francis, this bears an important lesson for Christians today.
Jun 17, 2015 - 04:16 pm .- The Sacred Heart of Jesus Minor Seminary in Thailand’s Chantaburi diocese has spent 80 years forming young men to be priests.
Apr 16, 2015 - 10:10 pm .- Since Pope Francis won’t make it to California for the canonization of its great evangelizer, he will join a celebration at Rome’s American seminary to honor the soon-to-be saint and encourage devotion to him.
May 18, 2013 - 07:30 am .- The North American Martyrs succeeded in clinching the Clericus Cup for the second year in a row, beating the seminarians from Mater Ecclesiae by a score of 1-0.
Apr 18, 2013 - 04:13 am .- Catholic men studying to be priests have expressed their “deepest appreciation” for words and prayers of encouragement from grade school students participating in a New Jersey letter-writing campaign.
Apr 15, 2013 - 08:29 am .- Seminarians filled the North American College with strains of “Holy God We Praise Thy Name” as they took part in the groundbreaking ceremony for a new 10-story structure.
Mar 25, 2013 - 04:41 pm .- Two American seminarians living and studying in Rome have found that their experience of Lent this year has been both challenging and rewarding.
Aug 3, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Carlos Ballve – known as “Litus” to his friends – plays defense on the Spanish field hockey team that is competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games. But as soon as the competition ends, he will head to a Belgium seminary to begin the process of becoming a priest.
Jun 25, 2012 - 01:45 pm .- Parents should be careful not to block their son’s calling to the priesthood, new Vatican guidelines on promoting vocations say.
Jun 15, 2012 - 06:34 pm .- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told a gathering of seminary teachers and staff that they must study the American culture in order to form priests who can better serve the Church.
Jun 12, 2012 - 12:26 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has named Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Senior as rector of Philadelphia’s historic St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, saying the bishop will serve in the “demanding but also rewarding” role of priestly formation.
May 14, 2012 - 01:16 pm .- Seminarians from the Pontifical North American College in Rome have won the clerical equivalent of soccer’s World Cup for the first time ever.
May 11, 2012 - 06:18 pm .- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has named Catholic communicator and evangelist Father Robert L. Barron as the rector and president of the University of St. Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary.