He needed the unbridled courage to train with U.S. Army paratroopers to earn his jump wings, and the prayerful humility to walk the sacred halls of the Vatican.
Lorraine Vaccari, who recently turned 100, has immense joy from the accomplishments of her five children, including two priests — Msgr. Peter and Msgr. Andrew Vaccari. But all the Vaccaris exude modesty. According to them, their successes come from hard work, discipline, and a profound devotion to God.
Sixty-five seminarians at St. Joseph Seminary and College have officially completed their first week back to school. The seminarians are living on-campus and attending classes in a traditional, in-person format while adhering to health and safety guidelines.
Bishop James Massa, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, has officially settled into his new role as rector at St. Joseph’s Seminary and College. He was appointed to the position by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, mid-July, and succeeded Msgr. Peter I. Vaccari, who served as rector for the last nine years.
Monsignor Peter Vaccari, currently rector of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York, has been elected to succeed Monsignor John E. Kozar as president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association/Pontifical Mission for Palestine.
Father Alessandro Linardi, 35, began his worldly travels in childhood, but the Holy Land captured his heart so profoundly that he gave himself completely to the One Who called him there.
Father Hung Xuan Cao, 36, was born into a peasant farming family in central Vietnam.
Dear Editor: It was good to read Effie Caldarola’s column (Nov. 4) in The Tablet.
Father Edward Flanagan studied at St. Joseph’s Seminary here in Dunwoodie before falling ill and eventually moving on to Omaha. I believe he studied under the great Father Duffy whose statue overlooks Times Square.
Three Brooklyn priests were invited and participated in a two-week conference for seminary formators held by the Congregation for Clergy in Rome.