One of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s special gifts, say the diocesan priests who met him and studied his theological writings, was his strength as a teacher and his ability to simplify a message.
Msgr. Thomas W. Powers, vicar general of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, has been named rector of the Pontifical North American College, the U.S. seminary in Rome.
COVID-19 travel restrictions prevent a seminarian studying in Rome from enjoying Thanksgiving with his parents back in Jackson Heights, Queens, where his dad is a deacon at St. Joan of Arc Parish. But they’ll push through with digital technology and an unshakable family bond.