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St. Patrick's College.

Archbishop moves seminarians from 'gay culture' at St. Patrick's College

Aug 6, 2016

By Carl Bunderson

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has transferred his seminarians away from Ireland's main seminary, St. Patrick's College, after anonymous accusations... Read more

Brian Bergkamp. Courtesy of the Diocese of Wichita.

Body of missing Wichita seminarian found

Aug 1, 2016

The body of a Kansas seminarian who drowned after rescuing a woman in the Arkansas River has been found.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the St. John Paul II shrine in Krakow, Poland, July 30, 2016.

Pope to priests and religious: Don't be content with mediocrity

Jul 30, 2016

By Ann Schneible

During Mass celebrated at the shrine of St. John Paul II in Krakow, Pope Francis challenged the priests, religious, and... Read more

Brian Bergkamp. Courtesy of the Diocese of Wichita.

Wichita seminarian missing after rescuing woman in Arkansas River

Jul 11, 2016

The Diocese of Wichita is offering prayers for a seminarian who is missing after rescuing a woman in the Arkansas... 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

Pope Francis meets with seminarians from the Pontifical Roman universities on May 12, 2014.

Gossip is the plague of community life, Pope tells seminarians

May 12, 2014

In a meeting with all of Rome’s seminarians, Pope Francis spoke frankly of the challenges of community life, including the... Read more

Seminarians David Irwin (L) and John Waters pray in the chapel of the Venerable English College in Rome, Feb 24 2014.

Seminarians recount joy of serving papal Mass for new cardinals

Feb 24, 2014

Two young men from England studying for the priesthood in Rome consider themselves blessed to have served at Sunday’s papal... 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

Novices take part in the July 6-7 Year of Faith weekend in Rome.

Buy humble bicycles, Pope advises future priests, nuns

Jul 9, 2013

“I think that bicycles are necessary because there’s a lot of work to do and you have to move around... Read more