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12/7/2017

Dr. Russell receives CCD grant

Dr. Patrick Russell has receive a $17,350 grant from the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) for a project to ascertain the most effective preaching strategies employed by priests that lead parishioners to more profound encounters, focusing on the...

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10/20/2017

Bishop Ricken, receives 2017 Archbishop Cousins Award; Fr. Strand honored as distinguished alumnus

Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay received the 2017 Archbishop Cousins Award Oct. 19 for his years of support of Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology (SHSST). Fr. Luke Strand of Milwaukee received the 2017 Dehon Distinguished Ministry Award. The...

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5/1/2017

Pastoral training goes beyond theology, as grant helps SHSST programs expand

A pastor’s work goes far beyond the spiritual shepherding of the flock, and accordingly, the Church has increased its emphasis on teaching seminarians the practical skills of parish leadership. It’s with this need in mind that Sacred Heart Se...

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3/8/2017

SHSST's Lux Center to host lecture on interfaith bridge building

The Lux Center will host a public lecture entitled "Building Bridges through Interreligious Dialogue in our Multi-Faith World." The lecture will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 28. Two eminent theologians, a rabbi and a Catholic priest, will explore what we...

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2/28/2017

Lux Center issues Statement of Solidarity on religious tolerance

      A Statement of Solidarity The Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies was established to honor the lifelong work of Dr. Richard Lux who served as a national and community voice in promoting common understanding and respect between ...

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2/10/2017

New Cor Unum MA program aims to heal fractured world

SHSST has launched an ambitious new master of arts degree program, Cor Unum, to equip the laity with the theological knowledge and discernment abilities to make a meaningful difference in the world. “The seminary created this program because we as ...

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2/9/2017

Fr. Thomas Knoebel named interim president-rector at SHSST

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology (SHSST) has named Fr. Tom Knoebel, Ph.D., interim president-rector, effective July 1. He replaces Msgr. Ross Shecterle, whose five-year term ends June 30. Fr. Ed Kilianski, SCJ, provincial superior of the U.S....

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12/6/2016

Board confers emerita status on Meehan

Dr. Mary Meehan, who recently retired after completing two terms as SHSST Board chair, has been named director emerita. Meehan, the president of Alverno College until her recent retirement, served on the SHSST Board for a total of 11 years, the last eigh...

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9/29/2016

Fr. Birdsall receives 2016 Archbishop Cousins Vocations Award

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology has presented its 2016 Archbishop Cousins Vocations Award to Fr. Hugh Birdsall, SDS. The Archbishop Cousins Vocations Award honors an organization or individual who has demonstrated distinguished effort, inv...

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9/29/2016

SHSST Dehon Distinguished Ministry Award goes to Sr. Ellen Sinclair, SDS

Sr. Ellen Sinclair, SDS, is the 2016 recipient of the Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology Dehon Distinguished Ministry Award. Sr. Sinclair is a 2004 graduate of the Master of Arts Program at SHSST. She is vicaress and a member of the Provincial C...

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8/29/2016

SHSST builds faculty with new hires

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology (SHSST) has added five new faculty members and added a new position for mission, building on its cadre of respected theologians skilled in priestly formation for men of all ages. Jennifer Bartholomew has been ...

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7/15/2016

Archdiocese Chancellor Cusack to head SHSST Board of Directors

Dr. Barbara Anne Cusack, chancellor for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. Cusack replaces Dr. Mary Meehan, outgoing president of Alverno College, who is retirin...

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7/8/2016

SHSST hosts students from 19 countries in summer English program

Sacred Heart has welcomed 38 students from 19 countries on five continents to its summer English-as-a-Second-Language Program. This is the largest group of summer ESL students in recent memory, and possibly the largest ever, testament to the growing repu...

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5/9/2016

Fourteen graduate from SHSST May 6

Fourteen seminarians, clergy and lay students graduated from Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology on May 6. Dr. Mary Meehan, president of Alverno College and Chair of SHSST’s Board of Directors, gave the commencement address. The Very Rev....

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12/17/2015

Class on American spiritual writers to start in January

Sr. Mary C. Carroll, SSSF, will offer a spring semester class on Spiritual Writers in America at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology (SHSST) in Franklin. The course is open to the public. Sr. Carroll, a lecturer in systematic theology and asso...

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10/9/2015

Cassidy receives Distinguished Ministry Award

Fr. Tom Cassidy, SCJ, is the 2015 recipient of Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology's Dehon Distinguished Ministry Award. Fr. Cassidy’s résumé of outstanding service to the Church and her people includes:  Two terms as...

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10/8/2015

DiDomizio, Stritch emeritus, receives 2015 Archbishop Cousins Award

Dr. Dan DiDomizio, a Cardinal Stritch University emeritus professor of religious studies, is the 2015 recipient of the Archbishop Cousins Award. Dr. DiDomizio was instrumental in the development and growth of the Pre-Theology Undergraduate Program...

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8/31/2015

Unique exhibit of Cameroon artifacts now available online

A first-of-its-kind exhibit of West African artifacts is now available online through the Leo Dehon Library at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology.  The collection of early 20th Century royal and ceremonial pieces is from Fr. John Emonts, S...

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8/28/2015

New Sacred Heart faculty bring wealth of talent, experience

Looking forward to the fall semester with a large class of incoming seminarians, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology (SHSST) has added several new faculty and administrative professionals. Dr. Jeremy Blackwood has been named vice president for...

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7/22/2015

Sacred Heart to offer sign language class with focus on ministry

Fr. Christopher Klusman, a Sacred Heart alum and one of only a handful of deaf priests in the United States, will teach a course on American Sign Language and deaf culture, at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology this fall. The class is open to th...

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7/14/2015

Sacred Heart offers public interfaith classes to help build bridges

Two powerful new seminary classes intended to help seminarians and lay Catholics alike to build bridges with people of other faiths will be open to the public in the fall semester at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. Dr. Sherry Blumberg, a lo...

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7/6/2015

Veteran Jewish educator Shafrin named Lux Center director

Bonnie Shafrin, a veteran Jewish educator and the former director of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Holocaust Education Resource Center, has been named director of the Lux Center for Catholic Jewish Studies at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of ...

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6/22/2015

Wild, Felan, Thachenkary named to Sacred Heart Board

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors: the Rev. Robert Wild, S.J.; Suzanne Felan; and Sebastian Thachenkary. Fr. Wild served as Marquette’s president 1996 to 2011, and as interim pr...

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2/12/2015

Noted biblical archaeologist to give March Lux lecture

How were the motivations of First Century Jewish movements rooted in their responses to Greek and Roman authorities, and how did this shape the reaction of the Judeans to the ministry of Jesus?  Creighton University’s Dr. Nicolae Roddy will ...

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2/5/2015

Seminary honored for beauty of grounds

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology was honored for the beauty of its grounds by the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce, at a Feb. 4 gala. Remarking on Sacred Heart's nomination, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said, "Milwaukee County is ...

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10/27/2014

Klusman recipient of 2014 Dehon Distinguished Ministry Award

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology has awarded the 2014 Dehon Distinguished Ministry Award to Fr. Christopher Klusman. The Dehon Distinguished Ministry Award is presented annually in honor of Fr. Leo John Dehon, founder of the Priests of the ...

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10/23/2014

Cousins Award bestowed on Sr. Katarina Schuth

The 2014 Archbishop Cousins Vocations Award was bestowed on Sr. Katarina Schuth, OSF, Ph.D. (left) at an Oct. 22 gala at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology. Presenting the award was Mary Meehan, Ph.D., chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Sa...

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8/5/2014

Sacred Heart has a new logo to represent its institutional identity

In light of its previously-announced name expansion, which officially occurs on Aug. 15, the seminary will introduce a new mark. It features a shield with alternating blue and red quadrants, with the well-known Dehonian heart and cross symbol in the upper...

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5/9/2014

Sacred Heart to add ‘Seminary’ to name, reflecting longstanding mission

Sacred Heart School of Theology has announced its intention to expand its name to “Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology,” effective Aug. 15, 2014.  “The expansion of our name more accurately reflects our identity and our lo...

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4/25/2014

SHST mourns the loss of Colleen Smith

Sacred Heart School of Theology mourns the death of board member Colleen Smith. She died April 24.  She was the principal of Emerald Isle Communications. A statement from her firm indicated she was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.  Through aggr...

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4/10/2014

Summer lobby remodeling project kicks off plan for major upgrade to SHST infrastructure

Sacred Heart School of Theology will kick off a major multi-year upgrade of its landmark Franklin, Wis. building this summer with a renovation of its lobby and reception area, the seminary has announced. The project will update infrastructure and create a...

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2/19/2014

Archeologist rabbi to explore common roots of Christianity and Judaism in public Lux lecture

How is archeology changing Jewish and Catholic identity?That’s the topic of a free public lecture set for March 9, hosted by the Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Sacred Heart School of Theology. Rabbi Dr. Richard Freund of the University of...

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2/5/2014

Seminarians' papers to be presented at SBL conference

SHST seminarians Dcn. David Orsak and Dcn. Justin Lopina have had their exegetical papers, written as part of their Master of Divinity Program, accepted for presentation at the Midwest Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL).  Or...

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12/17/2013

Sacred Heart congratulates one of its own: Fr. Doerfler named Marquette bishop

Pope Francis has named an SHST faculty member, Fr. John Doerfler, bishop of Marquette, Mich.  Fr. Doerfler, 49, is an SHST adjunct lecturer, most recently teaching systematic theology. He is a priest of the Diocese of Green Bay, and vicar general ...

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12/10/2013

Long-time professor Fr. Joseph Gole dead at 97

Sacred Heart School of Theology mourns the death of Fr. Joseph Gole, professor emeritus, who was on the seminary faculty from 1950 until 1975. He died Dec. 8 at the age of 97 in Milwaukee. Born in Slovenia, Fr. Gole began his studies for the priesthood a...

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12/2/2013

Sacred Heart congratulates Bishop-elect Olsen

Sacred Heart congratulates Msgr. Michael Olsen, 47, on his appointment as the bishop of Fort Worth, his home diocese. Fort Worth is a long-time SHST sponsor, with six alumni from the diocese currently serving there, and one seminarian in the pipeline. M...

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11/13/2013

Archbishop Kurtz elected president of the USCCB

Sacred Heart School of Theology congratulates Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville on his election as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop Kurtz has been entrusting seminarians from his archdiocese to SHST's priestly format...

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11/6/2013

SHST congratulates Bishop Gagnon on appointment

Sacred Heart School of Theology congratulates Bishop Richard J. Gagnon on his appointment as the archbishop of the Diocese of Winnipeg.  He replaces Archbishop V. James Weisgerber, a long-time friend and supporter of SHST. Several men sponsored by...

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10/17/2013

Bishop Vann, Fr. Link receive SHST honors for distinguished service

The Most Rev. Kevin Vann, Bishop of the Diocese of Orange, Calif., is the winner of the 2013 Sacred Heart School of Theology Archbishop Cousins Vocations Award, for his longstanding support of Sacred Heart School of Theology.  The Rev. David Li...

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9/24/2013

SHST congratulates Bishop Hebda on Newark appointment

The Sacred Heart School of Theology community congratulates Bishop Bernard Hebda on his appointment by Pope Francis as coadjutor archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, one of the largest Catholic dioceses in the United States. Bishop Hebda goes ...

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7/10/2013

Fr. Ndomba, 2013 grad of SHST M.A. Program, to head Mvimwa Abbey in Tanzania

The Right Rev. Denis Ndomba, OSB, 50, has been named abbot of Holy Spirit Abbey-Mvimwa in Sumbawanga, Tanzania by the Ottilien Missionary Benedictines. The community, with 64 monks, operates boarding schools with more than 1,000 students, a med...

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6/17/2013

Sacred Heart Bethsaida archeological expedition lands in Holy Land

Five Sacred Heart School of Theology (SHST) seminarians have arrived in Israel to take part in an archeological expedition at Bethsaida with the aim of gaining new insights about the cultural context of Jesus' ministry. The trip will be an annual event.An...

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5/28/2013

New leadership appointments at Sacred Heart reflect strength of faculty

Sacred Heart School of Theology has announced several leadership appointments for the 2013-2014 academic year. Fr. Javier Bustos, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, has been named vice president for external affairs, replacing Fr. Tom Knoebel, who...

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5/23/2013

Fr. Jones to present talk on legacy of John XXIII

SHST Assistant Professor Fr. Scott Jones, SDS, will present a talk entitled “The Life and Legacy of Pope John XXIII,” on June 3. Fr. Jones is giving the talk as part of the Year of Faith events in connection with the 50th anniversary of Vat...

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2/1/2013

SHST prof to host five-part series on Vatican II

Sacred Heart School of Theology is hosting a Lenten series for lay people on the history and impact of the Second Vatican Council, in recognition of the Year of Faith declared by Pope Benedict XVI.The Thursday evening sessions will be facilitated by Fr. S...

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10/25/2012

Dolan named 2012 Cousins Award winner

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the former Archbishop of Milwaukee, has been honored with Sacred Heart School of Theology’s Archbishop Cousins award. Cardinal Dolan has been instrumental in positioning Sacred Heart School of Theology for the success it cur...

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10/15/2012

Professor Shippee honored with Vatican II award for ecumenism

Dr. Steven Shippee, SHST associate professor of systematic theology, is the 2012 recipient of the Milwaukee Archbishop’s Vatican II Award for Service in Ecumenism. Shippee not only teaches courses in ecumenism and world religions, bu...

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9/26/2012

Sacred Heart sponsors Bethsaida dig in Holy Land

Sacred Heart School of Theology has joined the Bethsaida Excavations Project, making Sacred Heart the only Roman Catholic seminary in the United States sponsoring an archeological dig in the Holy Land. Membership in the project consortium means Sacred He...

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9/7/2012

Enrollment up at Sacred Heart thanks to seven additional sponsors now sending men

Due largely to the addition of seven new sponsors, 30 new seminarians began the priestly formation program at Sacred Heart School of Theology this fall, well above the historical average of 21, and up from 19 in the fall of 2011. Sacred Heart’s repu...

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8/6/2012

Statement regarding shootings at Sikh temple in Oak Creek

The Sacred Heart School of Theology community is deeply saddened by the senseless killings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Aug. 5. This tragedy reminds us of the importance of honoring every individual’s search for God, and developing a spirit o...

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7/23/2012

Patrick Russell named VP for academic affairs

Patrick Russell, Ph.D., has been named vice president for academic affairs and academic dean at Sacred Heart School of Theology.A seven-year veteran of the SHST Scripture Studies Department, Russell is a widely published theologian. He his perhaps best kn...

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5/7/2012

Eighteen graduate from SHST on way to ministry

Eighteen men received master of divinity or master of arts degrees, certificates of priestly formation, or special program completion certificates at Sacred Heart School of Theology’s graduation ceremony on May 4. Pictured are, (l-r) Louis Shea, Di...

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3/28/2012

Msgr. Ross Shecterle of Milwaukee Archdiocese named president-rector of Sacred Heart

 Msgr. Ross Shecterle has been selected as the new president-rector of Sacred Heart School of Theology, the graduate Roman Catholic Seminary in Franklin, Wis. He replaces The Very Rev. Jan de Jong, SCJ, president-rector since 2008, who is retiring at...

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3/23/2012

Two SHST leaders tapped for ATS panels

Two Sacred Heart School of Theology staff have been named to leadership positions with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Rose Kopenec, SHST registrar and an 1995 alum of the seminary's Master of Arts program, has been named to a two-year term...

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1/31/2012

Pathak named director of Dehon Library

Sacred Heart School of Theology has named Susanna Pathak director of library and academic information services for the seminary’s Leo John Dehon Library. Pathak served as Associate Director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries from 20...

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11/1/2011

Archbishop Brunett, Fr. Schifano honored at SHST Awards Dinner

The Most Rev. Alexander Brunett, Archbishop Emeritus of Seattle, is the 2011 winner of the Sacred Heart School of Theology Archbishop Cousins Vocation Award. He has been a leading contributor to the seminary's success over many years. He has placed his fa...

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10/24/2011

SHST's Fr. Malkiewicz gets Vatican II Award for Service in Liturgy

The Rev. Stephen Malkiewicz, OFM, SHST's Associate Director of Human and Spiritual Formation, is the 2011 recipient of the Vatican II Award for Service in Liturgy from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. For more than a quarter-century Fr. Malkiewicz, has play...

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10/15/2011

SHST seeks new president-rector

Sacred Heart School of Theology is seeking a new president-rector, in accord with the seminary’s established succession plan. See details here. The position is available after July 1, 2012. The new president-rector will succeed the Very Rev. Jan de ...

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10/3/2011

Knoebel to head theological schools group

Fr. Thomas Knoebel, SHST vice rector, was elected president of the Midwest Association of Theological Schools (MATS) at its annual meeting in Chicago Friday. He adds his new title to a long list of leadership positions in the theological education commun...

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9/1/2011

Sacred Heart’s growth puts it in top 10 among U.S. seminaries

SacredHeart School of Theology is now among the 10 largest U.S. Catholic seminaries, according to a new report by Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).Buoyed by an unusually large influx of new seminarians in ...

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8/19/2011

SHST welcomes four new profs to faculty

Three new professors have joined the Sacred Heart School of Theology faculty, and a former part-time instructor has joined as full-time Associate Director of Human and Spiritual Formation. Rev. Toan Do, a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, has been...

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5/25/2011

Twenty grads take M.A., M. Div. degrees, and complete programs

Sacred Heart School of Thelogy graduated this year's class of men and women at a May 6 verspers ceremony. Most will serve as priests in Catholic dioceses around the United States and Canada – 13 of whom received Master of Divinity degrees and two co...

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