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Cardinal Foley - The Voice of Philadelphia

“The Voice”

Seminarian Casual at St. Charles Seminary

The late John Cardinal Foley (1935-2011), a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was a towering (literally, he was over six feet tall) presence in Catholic media, in his role as president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

He was famous for being an effective communicator who eloquently brought the Catholic Church to millions around the globe through radio and television.   This “son of St. Charles,” ordained in 1962, was affectionately known around the world as “The Voice of Christmas.”

The New Evangelization

The New Evangelization, to which Cardinal Foley dedicated his life, must consist of a strong Catholic presence in all forms of media, effectively sanctifying modern means of communication for Our Lord Jesus Christ.

So that brings us to Seminarian Casual.

This blog is a joyful response to Archbishop Charles Chaput’s exhortation to us seminarians to continue the courageous work of Cardinal Foley: spreading the Gospel to all who are searching for authentic love, happiness, and Truth.

Archbishop Charles delivered this “call to action” during his closing remarks at the late Cardinal’s funeral.

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

St Charles Seminary Mass

The Feast of St Charles 2012

We are seminarians from different parts of the country preparing for the priesthood at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  We hope this blog will be a unique contribution to the vibrant and growing Catholic presence on the internet and an engaging means of proclaiming Jesus Christ to anyone listening for, what Cardinal Foley called, “God’s little whisper” in their lives.

In the spirit of the New Evangelization, this blog, with God’s help, will seek to communicate the Gospel through thoughtful and witty commentary on many different topics: theology to pop culture, philosophy to current events.

We hope Seminarian Casual will bring you closer to Christ and His Church and become a part of your daily online reading in the Catholic blogosphere!  Keep checking back for updates and the newest posts from your future priests!

Please keep us in your prayers, as you remain in ours.

May God bless you and Mary keep you!

The Seminarians of Saint Charles

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