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The Church needs to overhaul seminaries, a seminary vice-rector writes in op-ed

October 19, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Father Thomas Berg is professor of moral theology, vice rector, and director of admissions at St. Joseph’s Seminary (Dunwoodie) in the Archdiocese of New York.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Oct. 27, 2018 5:38 AM ET USA

    From the cited article: "The United States does not need 70 Catholic seminaries. So, let’s reduce the total number to 15 or 20 regional institutions." I pray that in the spirit of Catholic fellowship such a proposed reduction would offer the closed seminaries first to the orders of priests desperate for seminary classroom and living space, bulging at the seams, before putting them up for sale to the highest bidder. Or their conversion into a better Catholic school system would be of great value.