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Pope Francis meets with members of the editorship of the theological magazine La Scuola Cattolica at the Vatican's Consistory Hall, June 17, 2022.

Pope Francis: Candidates for the priesthood must be well scrutinized

Jun 17, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking to seminary formators from the Milan archdiocese. Read more

The damaged statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Major Theological Seminary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Vorzel, Ukraine.

‘A blow from the devil’: Shattered Fatima statue found in Ukrainian Catholic seminary occupied by Russians

Apr 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘This affair struck me as very unusual,’ said seminary rector Father Ruslan Mikhalkiv. Read more

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee.

Transgender students 'unknowingly' admitted to Catholic seminaries, archbishop warns

Sep 29, 2021

By Christine Rousselle, Joe Bukuras

Bishops should consider requiring DNA tests or physical examinations to ensure that all seminarians are biological men, said Archbishop Jerome... Read more

St. John's Seminary, Boston

Catholic seminaries requiring vaccines, with exemptions, for fall semester

Aug 11, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Catholic seminaries in the northeast are requiring COVID-19 vaccination for their seminarians before the coming semester begins.  Read more

Pope Francis speaks to Italian bishops' conference meeting in Rome on May 24, 2021.

Pope Francis encourages Italian bishops as the conference begins ‘synodal journey’

May 24, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope gave unscripted remarks as he opened the Italian bishops’ spring assembly on May 24, speaking to a conference... Read more

Protests Nov. 1 in San Rafael, Argentina.

New protests over closure of seminary in Argentina

Nov 3, 2020

Demonstrators this weekend protested the Vatican-ordered closure of Mary Mother of God Seminary in San Rafael, Argentina.  Read more