mercoledì 27 ottobre 2021

Stati Uniti
Pope Francis commends Mundelein Seminary as important to the Catholic church and ‘expressive of the American spirit’ as institution celebrates centennial

(James T. Norman, Chicago Tribune)
When Mundelein Seminary hosted a Mass to celebrate the kickoff of the institution’s centennial celebration, scaffolding and other signs of construction were visible at the campus chapel because renovations were delayed. In the months leading up to the Oct. 17 service, Rector John Kartje was disappointed by the delay, realizing the upgraded chapel would not be ready. But as the kickoff day drew nearer and the scaffolding remained, Kartje said he began to see the situation in a new light, and in some ways embraced it. Even after 100 years of ordaining priests and having become a prominent Catholic institution in the country, Kartje said the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary still has plenty of work to do in the years ahead. (...)