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Irish bishops express confidence in seminary

August 04, 2016

In the days following Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s decision to withdraw his seminarians from Ireland’s national seminary, the majority of Ireland’s bishops said that they would continue to send seminarians there.

The Dublin archbishop’s decision came as the Maynooth seminary continues to be the focus of complaints about homosexual activities.

Speaking about a recently ordained priest, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh said that “we are extremely grateful to Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, for the spiritual, human, pastoral and academic formation that he received there.”

 
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  • Posted by: aclune9083 - Aug. 04, 2016 9:25 PM ET USA

    One has to question why bishops would challenge non-support of a seminary that is a homosexual breeding ground. Perhaps they should read Michael Rose's classic, Good-bye, Good Men, a chronicle of the American seminaries during the heyday of the lavender mafia. We are still recovering as a Church.