The Vatican Report on American Seminaries

The USCCB has released the report of the Vatican’s visitation of American seminaries. Anyone familiar with Catholic seminaries will recognize the picture that is portrayed: teachers don’t always teach Catholic doctrine, or if they teach it, often indicate their own dissent in subtle ways; traditional Catholic devotions are frowned upon; there’s a blurring of distinction…

Vatican Says Gay Seminary Problem Overcome. Mostly.

A few years ago the book, Goodbye, Good Men, stunned the Catholic world by letting everyone in on a secret that priests and seminarians already knew: many Catholic seminaries were “pink palaces,” recruiting grounds for a homosexual network. Faculty were involved with each other and with their students; students preyed upon weaker students. You survived…

UST Goes New Age

The University of St. Thomas in Houston once had a reputation for Catholic orthodoxy. The School of Theology had its flaky elements, but the main campus faculty were solid. That was under the presidency of the Rev. J. Michael Miller, CSB (who went on to be named an archbishop, secretary for the Congregation for Christian…