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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

Stations of the Cross at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rome.

How American seminarians in Rome celebrate Holy Week

Mar 30, 2018

By Elise Harris

For American seminarians at the Pontifical North American college in Rome, Holy Week liturgies take on new life and dimension,... 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

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, blesses a new building at the North American College in Rome on Jan. 6, 2015.

Cardinal wowed by vocation surge at Rome's American seminary

Jan 6, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican's Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin voiced enthusiasm at seeing the high number of American seminarians studying in... Read more

Seminarians at Rome's North American College take part in the 2014 Labor Day softball game.

US seminarians in Rome kick-off first year with softball tradition

Sep 5, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Each year, the Pontifical North American College in Rome celebrates Labor Day by pitting its second-year seminarians against the newly-arrived... Read more