Priests’ group wants significant change in priest formation process

Priests need to be servants, grounded in Vatican II principles, association says Apr 10, 2018 by Dan Morris-Young Vatican

Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis addresses the nine men about to be ordained to the priesthood during their ordination Mass May 2016 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Minnesota. (CNS/ The Catholic Spirit/Dave Hrbacek)

The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests has called on the U.S. bishops to assure that teachings of the Second Vatican Council become the bedrock of U.S. priestly formation programs, not “little more than an historical footnote” or “a distortive moment in the Church’s pilgrimage through time.”

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On March 29, the national group released the text of a 5,000-plus-word statement outlining “five overriding concerns” about priestly formation. The document and an explanatory letter was sent to Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, in late January. [  more ]


Eleven men are ordained as priests in the Dominican order during a May 2016 Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. (CNS/Catholic Standard/Jaclyn Lippelmann)


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