Milwaukee to close its seminary?

Milwaukee to close its seminary?

St. Francis Major Seminary in Milwaukee is being closed by the archdiocese, according to Dad29. He thinks that’s a good thing given the “uneven” quality of the training handed on there in recent years. He says that seminarians will instead be sent to Sacred Heart School of Theology. Meanwhile, the chancery will relocate its offices to the seminary grounds.

Update: More news is coming out. The seminary is not formally closing, but the faculty is being dismissed. The seminary program and the permanent diaconate program will exist as a joint venture with Sacred Heart, but the college seminary will not. They will remain on the grounds of the current seminary. All the lay ministry programs will be farmed out to other institutions.

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Domenico Bettinelli