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Pope to seminarians: Don't let self-interest get in the way of ministry

Dec 10, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Saturday Pope Francis spoke to seminarians about the three-fold ministry of the priest: welcoming and including all, forming good... Read more

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

After nearly 150 years, Philadelphia seminary looks to move

Jun 20, 2016

By Mary Farrow

Bishop Francis Patrick Kenrick, the third bishop of Philadelphia, started St. Charles Borromeo seminary out of his home on Fifth... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the seminarians and staff of the Pontifical Scots College in the Vatican's Consistory Hall, April 14, 2016.

'We too are living in a time of martyrdom', Pope tells Scottish seminarians

Apr 14, 2016

The world continues to be “hostile to the Gospel,” just as it was four centuries ago when St. John Ogilvie... 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

Vesting of news priests during their Mass of Ordination.

Grassroots discernment program announced as Philly priestly vocations soar

Aug 20, 2015

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is witnessing a lot of exciting things these days: there’s the World Meeting of Families next... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowds at the airport of La Paz, Bolivia, July 8, 2015.

Let us be grateful witnesses of God's mercy, Pope says

Jul 9, 2015

Christ gave sight to a blind beggar whom others ignored. For Pope Francis, this bears an important lesson for Christians... Read more

Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri celebrating Mass at Sacred Heart Seminary, Sriracha in Chantaburi Diocese in Thailand on June 13, 2015.

In Thailand, Catholic seminary marks eight vibrant decades

Jun 17, 2015

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Minor Seminary in Thailand’s Chantaburi diocese has spent 80 years forming young men to be... Read more

Pope Francis laughing outside of St. Peter's Basilica during the general audience on April 1, 2015.

Pope Francis to honor Junipero Serra at American seminary in Rome

Apr 16, 2015

By Elise Harris

Since Pope Francis won’t make it to California for the canonization of its great evangelizer, he will join a celebration... Read more

 The North American Martyrs celebrate winning the Clericus Cup two years in a row on May 18, 2013.

American seminarians win Clericus Cup second time

May 18, 2013

The North American Martyrs succeeded in clinching the Clericus Cup for the second year in a row, beating the seminarians... Read more

Part of a student's letter to a seminarian. Courtesy of John Tirado, NJ State Council, Knights of Columbus.

School kids support seminarians through letter campaign

Apr 18, 2013

Catholic men studying to be priests have expressed their “deepest appreciation” for words and prayers of encouragement from grade school... Read more

(L-R) Msgr James Checchio, James and Miriam Mulva, Archbishop John Myers, unknown, Jonathan Mulva and Cardinal Edwin O'Brien.

North American College breaks ground on 10-story building

Apr 15, 2013

Seminarians filled the North American College with strains of “Holy God We Praise Thy Name” as they took part in... Read more

American Catholics celebrate Palm Sunday in Rome March 24, 2013.

American seminarians experience rewards of Lent in Rome

Mar 25, 2013

Two American seminarians living and studying in Rome have found that their experience of Lent this year has been both... Read more

Carlos Ballve, athlete on Spain's Olympic Field Hockey team.

Spanish Olympic athlete to enter seminary after London games

Aug 3, 2012

Carlos Ballve – known as “Litus” to his friends – plays defense on the Spanish field hockey team that is... Read more

Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, presents the guidelines at the Vatican press office on June 25th, 2012

New Vatican guidelines: Parents should be careful not to block vocations

Jun 25, 2012

Parents should be careful not to block their son’s calling to the priesthood, new Vatican guidelines on promoting vocations say.  Read more

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles.

Archbishop Gomez: seminary teachers must be 'students of American culture'

Jun 15, 2012

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles told a gathering of seminary teachers and staff that they must study the... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput.

Auxiliary bishop to head Philly’s St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

Jun 11, 2012

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has named Auxiliary Bishop Timothy Senior as rector of Philadelphia’s historic St. Charles Borromeo... Read more

Seminarians from the North American Martyrs celebrate winning the Clericus Cup on May 12, 2012.

US clinches World Cup for seminarians

May 14, 2012

Seminarians from the Pontifical North American College in Rome have won the clerical equivalent of soccer’s World Cup for the... Read more

Father Robert Barron

Fr. Robert Barron to head Mundelein Seminary

May 11, 2012

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has named Catholic communicator and evangelist Father Robert L. Barron as the rector and president... Read more