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Ordination of deacons of the Pontifical North American College Seminary in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, on Sept. 29, 2022

'Exciting time to become a saint', says new rector of Pontifical North American College in Rome

“I think it’s amazing that God’s voice still gets through, that these men still hear God’s voice, and they respond... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the Pontifical Latin American College in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Nov. 15, 2018.

Be close to your people, Francis tells Latin American priests

Nov 15, 2018

Pope Francis encouraged the community of the Pontifical Latin American College Thursday to avoid cultural fragmentation and to be close... Read more

How seminaries help men discern the call to chaste celibacy

Aug 26, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

When seminaries aim to form Catholic men to live a chaste, celibate life, it’s a matter of both the right... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105.

New seminary doc talks clericalism, homosexuality, abuse prevention

Dec 7, 2016

The updated version of the Vatican's document on priestly formation, released Wednesday, deals with issues of clericalism, homosexuality, and the... Read more

Pope Francis greets newly ordained priests during their Mass of ordination in St. Peter's Basilica, April 26, 2015.

Priests aren't mushrooms: Pope Francis' reflection on priestly ministry, formation

Nov 22, 2015

Pope Francis on Friday spoke to a conference marking the 50th anniversary of Vatican II's decrees on the ministry and... Read more