We will most likely have six new seminarians this Fall bringing the total to fourteen. Not bad for a diocese of our size. Denver has over sixty and is working on an expansion to the St. John Vianney Seminarian to house 200.
We received an order today from a church in Oregon for several adult cassocks and surplices. The customer said that they just got a new pastor who wanted to tighten things up liturgically. This includes having acolytes wearing cassocks to give the younger boys something to strive for. They are replacing the server albs gradually [...]
I have frequently heard Catholics snidely comment that the "new springtime" of the Church that Pope John Paul II repeatedly mentioned is a heck of a lot more like winter than Spring - seminaries are empty, Catholics don't go to Church, churches are gutted far worse than anything the Protestants ever did, etc. How can [...]