Tag: St. Paul Seminary

Seminary’s 15th rector installed Feb. 11

Seminary’s 15th rector installed Feb. 11

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Father Joseph Taphorn officially became rector of The St. Paul Seminary Jan. 1, he was somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, bound for Israel and Jordan for a monthlong visit to the Holy Land. The 14 SPS seminarians with whom he was traveling had toasted him in the airport before their plane left New York.

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Not only heard, but understood

Not only heard, but understood

| Father Tom Margevicius | January 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Having taught in the St. Paul Seminary for 15 years, I am regularly approached by the faithful about how a recently-ordained priest or deacon preached. They ask me, “Did you teach him that?”

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St. Paul Seminary launches new Institute for Catholic School Leadership

St. Paul Seminary launches new Institute for Catholic School Leadership

| January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Merylann J. Schuttloffel was preparing to move her family from northwest Iowa to a small town on the Louisiana-Arkansas border, she asked her husband, who had already begun a new job there, to stop at the local Catholic school and enroll their two elementary-aged sons. When he returned to Iowa to help with the family’s move, he brought her a box packed with third-grade books — and he told her she had a new job as the school’s third-grade teacher.

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Leaders say ‘The Seminaries of Saint Paul’ better conveys institutions’ identity, mission

Leaders say ‘The Seminaries of Saint Paul’ better conveys institutions’ identity, mission

| October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

In an effort to boost the community’s awareness of the archdiocese’s two seminaries and the programs they offer — including significant opportunities for lay formation — St. John Vianney and St. Paul Seminary are uniting under a single brand: The Seminaries of Saint Paul.

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Theologian: Food ‘God’s love made delicious’

Theologian: Food ‘God’s love made delicious’

| October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

In order to live in the fullness of creation, humans need to participate in God’s gardening ways with the world, which is why the Book of Genesis recounts that Adam was asked to “till and keep the garden,” Wirzba said. That command occurred before the fall, and it was not an assignment to drudgery or a punishment, he said, “because it’s through gardening that we understand the world.”

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Father Betancourt, a seminary professor and pastor, named auxiliary bishop of Hartford

Father Betancourt, a seminary professor and pastor, named auxiliary bishop of Hartford

| September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

A native of Puerto Rico, Bishop-elect Betancourt is a priest of the Servants of the Holy Eucharist and the Blessed Virgin Mary, a religious institute founded in 1981 in Puerto Rico with ties to the German Schoenstatt movement. He is the local superior of its St. Paul community, the Casa de San Jose.

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Is seminary safe? Scandals have turned scrutiny on seminary culture and formation

Is seminary safe? Scandals have turned scrutiny on seminary culture and formation

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

“We wanted them to know … if they had a problem, they could bring it to one of the [seminary] faculty or staff, but they should feel free to go to whatever resources they need in order to feel safe,” Bishop Cozzens said.

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Father Taphorn named new rector of St. Paul Seminary

Father Taphorn named new rector of St. Paul Seminary

| July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I am grateful to Archbishop Hebda and the seminary Board of Trustees for the opportunity to work with men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood and forming those who God is calling to ordination,” Father Joseph Taphorn said in a July 16 statement.

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Msgr. Callaghan’s leadership rooted in working-class Pennsylvania, gold-leafed Rome

Msgr. Callaghan’s leadership rooted in working-class Pennsylvania, gold-leafed Rome

| Christina Capecchi | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Step into Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan’s office, and the first thing you see is an homage to his hometown — line art of Heckscherville, Pennsylvania, originally known as The Irish Valley, “just a little patch in the coal-mining region,” he said.

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Coon Rapids parish, seminary lead anti-pornography initiatives

Coon Rapids parish, seminary lead anti-pornography initiatives

| Bridget Ryder | April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Priests, therapists take pastoral approach to heal addictions, prevent use

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New seminary rector recalled to home diocese

New seminary rector recalled to home diocese

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Thomas Richter, who since January has been preparing to transition to the role of rector at the St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, has been recalled to his home Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota, Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced April 4.

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Msgr. Richter prepares for new role as seminary rector

Msgr. Richter prepares for new role as seminary rector

| February 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

Msgr. Thomas Richter was thrilled with his first assignment as vice rector of the St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul. Having just arrived in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, he traveled to the Holy Land in January with the third-year seminarians, who’ll be ordained transitional deacons this spring.

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