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“Castaway” and Letting Go

When things begin to get tough the question of “what if I just give up and turn around?” seems to come to mind. Giving up seems to be the best decision at hand. It would be the easiest route, and, I mean, what’s the point of finishing this silly tough task anyway, right? I felt this […]

Reflections on the Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity

A friend of mine once told me about a priest she knew. Many times at Sunday Mass, after the homily, he would invite the faithful to recite the Creed in this way: “Do you dare stand and profess your faith with me?” That came to mind recently, because one of my favorite days of the […]

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Breaking: Justice Alito to Address Seminary Concursus, Receive Honorary Degree

Bishop Timothy Senior, Rector of St. Charles Seminary, announced the exciting news via e-mail to the Seminary Community: It is with great joy that I inform you  that the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, has accepted an invitation to join us at Concursus this year. At […]

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Bishop Edward Deliman: A Priest Forever

Edward Deliman’s office at Saint Charles Borromeo Rectory in Bensalem is where some of his essential pastoral work takes place: preparing homilies, counseling parishioners, holding meetings, and planning for the future of his congregation’s needs. This space is filled with reminders of his greatest influences and his life as a priest, including his parents’ wedding […]

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The “gift” of new media

“The voice of Christmas” went silent five years ago this Sunday, when John Cardinal Foley went home to the Lord.  Known to the English-speaking world from the sacred sounds of Christmas Mass at the Vatican, for which he served as the translator, “His Foleyness” played an instrumental role in bringing new media into the Church […]

Living in a Shadow

There are about 150 people at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, all being pulled from different areas of the country and the world. It would be quite rare that a new man entering had a good friend already at the seminary. The chances of having a brother at the seminary are even slimmer. Somehow my brother […]