Newest seminarians for San Bernardino diocese

Joaquin Oliveros, Larry Curtis and Demitri Chuzel arrived at St. Junipero Serra House of Formation in August as the newest seminarians in the Diocese of San Bernardino. The three men bring the total number of Diocesan seminarians to 34. They

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2019-01-30T12:55:01-08:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |2 Comments

35 new priests ordained in California this year

A diverse mix of 35 new apostles of Christ were ordained to the priesthood in California this year, entering ministry to the state’s Catholics. The newly-ordained priests include men who heard Christ’s call early in their adult lives, but also

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2018-12-21T13:52:28-08:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |32 Comments

Increase in vocations presents challenge for San Jose diocese

After years of declining numbers of priestly vocations, a growing group of men are answering the call of Jesus to serve as priests in the Diocese of San Jose. Last year, the Diocese was blessed with seven seminarians; this year

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2018-08-21T11:12:54-08:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |28 Comments

St. Patrick’s Seminary installs Reverend George E. Schultze as 17th president-rector

On Monday, August 21, 2017, St. Patrick’s Seminary & University celebrated the installation of Reverend George E. Schultze, SJ, as the institution’s 17th President-Rector. The Mass was celebrated by The Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, who

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2017-08-25T10:02:02-08:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |26 Comments

Vatican confirms ban on homosexual candidates for priesthood

The following comes from a December 7 Catholic Culture article: The Vatican has confirmed that homosexual men should not be ordained to the priesthood. In a new instruction for the training of seminarians, entitled The Gift of the Priestly Vocation,

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2016-12-07T18:28:50-08:00December 8th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |53 Comments

These seminarians are being ordained – in a refugee camp

The following comes from a March 18 Catholic News Agency article by Elise Harris: After their seminary in Qaraqosh was dissolved following a brutal ISIS attack in 2014, four Iraqi seminarians chose not to give up after being forced to flee,

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2016-03-28T11:18:08-08:00March 28th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments