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by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Nov 19, 2020 / 11:00 am MT (CNA).- For more than 60 years, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa has preached the Word of God as a priest — and he plans to continue doing so, even as he prepares to receive the cardinal’s red hat next week.

Editor’s note: Father Beckman celebrated his 99th birthday last week. He is our oldest priest in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. On this Veteran’s Day we salute Father for his service to the nation and our Archdiocese. The following article was originally printed in 2015. by Mary Massa Interest in the

The Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, installed 12 Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology (MTSM) seminarians in the Ministry of Acolyte on November 4 in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great. There are three formal steps required by the Church prior to one’s being

by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Nov 8, 2020 / 04:18 pm MT (CNA).- No phones, no Facebook, no Amazon, no Netflix. When Fr. Josh Mayer entered St. John Vianney’s Seminary in Denver, his first year looked a little more monk-like than what some might expect. “It had to do with

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 5, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- On average, diocesan priests take about six years to complete seminary formation. For Dominican priests, it is seven. Jesuits study for over a decade. David Pinto, however, has them all beat. Pinto was ordained a deacon

by Eileen Connelly, OSU Marianist Father Gene Contadino may have retired as pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish in East Walnut Hills on Aug. 23, but his heart remains with the faith community and school he came to cherish during his 10-year tenure. “I’m sure in my head that

By Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Oct 2, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- A diocese in northern Vietnam is expanding its seminary in response to an increasing number of priestly vocations. Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Vietnamese diocese of Thái Bình will be able to house 200 to 300

by Eileen Connelly, OSU There is much joy and a certain sense of peace that accompany following God’s will for us. This was how Karen Izor felt as she prepared to enter the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist on Aug. 22, along with 17 other young women

by Kary Ellen Barger Supporting seminarians for years to come: A gift established into an endowment will make that possible for several seminarians. A family from the northern part of the archdiocese, who wished to remain anonymous, established the fund. Their parents, prior to their passing, asked their children to

by Christopher Buschur Last semester began normally for seminarians with the usual routine of communal prayer, classes and social obligations. Even after spring break in March, life seemed normal. However, as the reality of pandemic began to set in, life evolved on a seemingly daily basis. I don’t think the