"The broad, global, and universal viewpoint offered by a Roman experience has been enriching for many down through the centuries," said the Irish Bishops' Conference
Earlier this year the college and its grounds were sold to the GAA for a reported price of €95m.
“The uncomfortable things we say need not be judgemental or harsh, but simply counter-cultural.”
The seminary, built in 1716–17 in a secluded valley, was disguised as a farm building, so as not to attract any attention.
The appointment of Fr Tomás Surlis as Pro-Rector will help provide greater distinction between the college’s role as our national seminary and its role as a pontifical university.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin presides at ordination of Rev Fergal Cummins of Meath, Rev Ricky O’Connor of Ferns, and Divine Word Missionaries, Rev Yanbo Chen and Rev Gerhard Osthues.
“A priest is certainly not the man who arrives into a parish, perfectly packaged, with all the answers."
Without the continued support of religous orders, Dublin could face a 70% drop in the number of its priests by 2030
Fr Mullaney has served as Registrar, Vice President and most recently Acting President of Saint Patrick’s College, and has also helped out as a curate in the parish of Holycross/Ballycahill at weekends.
Applicants for post of President of the national seminary should be ordained priests, aged over 35, who are men of “good faith, learning and good judgment”.
In an article questioning what lessons have learned from the Maynooth fiasco, Fr Brendan Hoban is highly critical of Irish bishops who accept unsuitable candidates.
Trustees order seminary authorities to evaluate and review policy relating to “the appropriate use of the internet and social media”.
"... even just one case of abuse, be that verbal, physical, sexual or in any form, is one case too many and should be investigated rigorously.”
“I think the days of a big big seminary are over. I think if anything good comes from this it is an examination of a better way” - Fr Brendan Purcell.
ACI supports an independent investigation into the allegations, to be carried out promptly and with transparency.
Former trainee priest who alleges he was harassed by a member of staff while studying in Maynooth files complaint with Gardaí’s sexual assault unit.
Ordination of two new deacons will be followed in July by the ordination of two Pallottines to the priesthood.
One of the ways the bishops are dealing with the vocations crisis is by “borrowing back" from Churches where Irish priests and sisters served.
Lahore seminary rector sees increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life as “a sign of God's blessing” who is “always close to his people.”
Youth 2000 and Medjugorje played a part in vocation stories of Rev Brendan McCarrick sac and Rev Jaimie Twohig sac.
€12m redevelopment includes 21 new apartments in the college, a 10-bed group home, and 36 one-bed apartments and a range of support services.
Since 2008, 340 religion teachers have graduated from St Patrick's College which up to 1992 served as a seminary for the training of priests.
Tributes paid following tragic death of 82-year-old retired lecturer and local historian Fr Gearoid O'Donnchada.
“We do have to push for a more cohesive approach to bringing in prospective student priests” - Mgr Hugh Connolly.
For the first time ever, former students who did not reach ordination, have also been invited back to international reunion at St Patrick's College Thurles.
Platinum selling group, which is made up of three Catholic priests, have recorded four albums and written a book recounting their musical journey.
Priests ordained for Armagh, Cashel & Emly, Clogher and Cloyne.
Four men to be ordained this weekend for the dioceses of Armagh, Cashel & Emly and Clogher.
"For some, God is an irrelevance, for some an irritant and for others an invention. For those who have faith, God is the centre of all things.”