Ordained as Transitional Deacons, Five Are on Track to the Priesthood

Tobechukwu (Toby) Offiah’s journey to the priesthood began as a college student of accounting back home in Nigeria. He took a major step toward that goal Saturday, Nov. 4, when he became a transitional deacon during ordination and Mass at St. Joseph’s Seminary and College in Dunwoodie, Yonkers.

Survey Finds Number of Deacons at Lowest Level Since 2011

A new survey from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Georgetown University shows that the number of permanent deacons in active ministry in the U.S. last year is the lowest since 2011, which “is [a trend] in keeping with the slow decline of the diaconate over the past several years.”

Joy, Sadness Mingle at Final Convocation for Cathedral Seminary House of Formation

Bittersweetness prevailed Saturday, May 13, as bishops, a cardinal, priests, seminarians, and their families assembled for the Class of 2023 convocation at Cathedral Seminary House of Formation. The event honored seven seminarians who are receiving bachelor’s or master’s degrees at upcoming commencement ceremonies.

Bishop Brennan Looks Back On His 10 Years of Episcopacy

Of all the many memories of his episcopal ordination, the one that stands out to Bishop Robert Brennan is the traditional singing of the Litany of the Saints as he lay prostrate in the sanctuary of St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre.