The Visitation


Last fall the seminary where I teach was visited by a team of examiners sent by the Vatican. Interviews were conducted with faculty members and with students studying for the priesthood. Initially, I was hopeful that the visit would lead to a fruitful discussion on the education and formation of priests. I was disappointed. Instead of taking a broad look at our curriculum, the interviewers focused almost exclusively on our “fidelity” to...

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About the Author

Lisa Fullam is associate professor of moral theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. She is the author of The Virtue of Humility: A Thomistic Apologetic (Edwin Mellen Press).