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Archbishop Mpundu receives honorary degree from St. Mary’s Seminary

At the invitation of the Society of St. Sulpice, US Province, St. Mary’s Seminary & University conferred the Degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa to Archbishop Telesphore George Mpundu on Monday, October 6th. Acclaimed as a champion of justice and peace by the faithful and the downtrodden, His Grace has faithfully given witness to the Church’s Social Justice Tradition. He continues to demonstrate his commitment to justice and peace, while exhorting and encouraging others to do likewise. The visit of Archbishop Mpundu to the United States marks the Sulpician Fathers’ Twenty-fifth anniversary of ministry in Zambia. The Archbishop was honored for his contributions as a stalwart herald of the Gospel, an effective pastoral leader and a staunch promoter of priestly formation and in recognition of his unwavering commitment to justice, peace and reconciliation.

The ceremony was attended by the seminarian communities of St. Mary’s Seminary & University and the Theological College of the Catholic University of America as well as the Sulpician Provincial Council and invited guests. While in the United States Archbishop Mpundu will also be visiting Theological College, Assumption Seminary in San Antonio, Texas and St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park.

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James D. G. Dunn Delivers the Dunning Lecture

James D. G. Dunn Delivers the Dunning Lecture

St. Mary’s Laubacher Hall was close to full on November 20, when Dr. James D. G. Dunn delivered the Ecumenical Institute’s annual Dunning Lecture to over 250 eager listeners. The lecture, “Jesus as Remembered by John,” was followed by a lively period of Q&A and discussion. Hearts and Minds Books of Dallastown, PA sold copies of his many books, and Dunn graciously signed for all who cued up.

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Candidacy 2013

On Thursday, November 14, 2013, eight seminarians — Andres Alberto Araque Castrillon, Daniel Eduardo Moreno Jimenez, and Juan Sebastian Ramirez Acosta of the Diocese of Worcester; Eric Jordan Dinga and James Barra Morely of the Diocese of Greensburg; Edgar A. Madarang of the Diocese of Metuchen; and Renato Luigi Esposito and Arian Hernado Wharff Galvis of the Diocese of Trenton — were admitted into Candidacy by the Most Reverend Lawrence E. Brandt, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

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