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Coadjutor archbishop closes controversial seminary in Guam

October 04, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Michael Byrnes, the coadjutor now heading the Archdiocese of Agana in Guam, has announced the closing of Redemptoris Mater Seminary, which has prepared priests for the Neocatechumenal Way. The archbishop explained that the seminary, with its special focus, might be appropriate for a larger archdiocese, but “it’s just not a sustainable model” for the smaller Catholic community in Guam.

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  • Posted by: WBSM - Oct. 05, 2017 6:18 AM ET USA

    The seminary prepared priests for the Archdiocese, not for the NCW, as it is with all the other RM seminaries around the world... I was trained in one of them and I work in whatever position the Ordinary pleases to put me, alongside with diocesan priests who were trained in other diocesan seminaries. It is not true that we are trained and ordained FOR the NCW. We receive formation FROM the NCW and the NCW has HELPED us find our vocation.