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Msgr. Thomas Powers.

Connecticut priest named rector of North American College seminary in Rome

Mar 30, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Msgr. Thomas W. Powers succeeds Father Peter Harman. Read more

Father Peter Harman, rector of the North American College seminary in Rome, in a 2017 photo.

Rector agrees to delay departure from Rome’s North American College

Jan 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Peter Harman will now stay until the end of June. Read more

Pope Francis’ with Fr. Peter Harman, rector of the Pontifical North American College, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021.

Rector Fr. Peter Harman to end term at North American College seminary in Rome

Oct 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fr. Peter Harman has led Rome’s American seminary since 2016. Read more

Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha in a 2011 photo.

Ex-seminarian's lawsuit resurrects 'orgy' allegation against Omaha archbishop George Lucas

Aug 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Archbishop George Lucas' previous diocese denies an orgy took place and stands by the findings of its internal investigation, which... Read more

American seminary in Rome to defend itself against lawsuit alleging ‘predatory homosexuality’

Feb 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The American seminary in Rome has said it will defend itself “vigorously” against a lawsuit filed by a former student... Read more

Seminarians from the Pontifical North American College meet Pope Francis Sept. 6, 2020.

Newly arrived American seminarians meet Pope Francis after travel quarantine

Sep 9, 2020

By Courtney Mares

American seminarians met with Pope Francis this week after completing a 14-day mandatory quarantine upon their arrival in Rome.  Read more

A March 3, 2018 match between the North American Martyrs and the Urban Lions.

American seminarians to battle for the title in Rome soccer tournament

May 25, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

For the first time in five years, seminarians and student priests from the North American College in Rome will hit... Read more

Pope Francis with Ambassador Callista Gingrich.

Analysis: The ambassador’s visit to Rome’s American seminary

Jan 10, 2018

By Ed Condon

On Jan. 10, Callista Gingrich, the United States Ambassador to the Holy See, was a guest at the Pontifical North... Read more

Thanksgiving at the North American College, Rome.

A Seminarian Thanksgiving in Rome

Nov 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Seminarians studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome have a lot to be thankful for come Thanksgiving Day.... Read more

Msgr. James Checchio, who was appointed Bishop of Metuchen March 8, 2016.

New bishop in NJ was long-time rector of Rome's US seminary

Mar 8, 2016

Monsignor James Checchio, who recently stepped down as rector of the North American College, on Tuesday was appointed Bishop of... Read more

Seminarians from the NAC face off in the 2013 Spaghetti Bowl.

Seminarians bring American football to Rome for Thanksgiving

Dec 2, 2013

Thanksgiving weekend at the North American College in Rome is full of traditions not normally found in Italy. Besides a... Read more

Deacon Jonathan Ficara of the Diocese of Norwich, ordained Oct. 3, 2013.

Deacons ordained in Rome to preach the Gospel in US

Oct 5, 2013

On Thursday, 41 seminarians studying at the North American College in Rome were ordained deacons for their respective dioceses in... Read more