Some of the leading figures in the American Catholic Church responsible for the response to the clerical sex abuse convened on the campus of the University of Notre Dame on Sept. 25 with a consensus that while the church has been slow to reform, change is underway.
The University of Notre Dame Sept. 21 released a groundbreaking report that looked at sexual harassment in U.S. Catholic seminaries, revealing that just six percent of seminarians reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment or misconduct, while 90 percent reported none.
One of the two people who died in a bus crash in Colorado on June 23 was a seminarian originally from Staten Island.
When Pascal Siakam was in his young teens attending a minor seminary in Cameroon — and mostly playing soccer in his free time — he likely never imagined he’d be playing in the NBA Finals.
Eleven seminarians participated in the ceremony, including Luis Marquez and Randy Nguyen of the Diocese of Brooklyn, who both completed their graduate courses in Catholic philosophical studies. Both will now move on to a major seminary.