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Preaching the Word: When People Stop Listening

Each year, the Pontifical North American College community is blessed to be visited by a distinguished speaker who delivers the…


54 Seminarians Instituted As Acolytes

On Sunday, March 1st, 54 men in their second year of theology at the North American College were instituted in…


Station Church Pilgrimage Begins

This Ash Wednesday, February 18th, 2015, the North American College community and friends in Rome began the traditional Roman Station…


Former Director of Spiritual Formation Named Bishop

With great joy the Pontifical North American College community would like to recognize and congratulate Bishop-elect Very Rev. Joseph G….


Tower Dedication

The College’s new building extension is officially blessed and ready for use! On the sunny morning of January 6th, the…


Tower Dedication Plan of Events

After months of planning, fundraising, and building, and in accord with the generosity of our benefactors, on Tuesday, January 6th,…


Rector’s Audience with Pope Francis

On Thursday, December 18th, the Rector of the North American College, Rev. Msgr. James Checchio (’92, C ’97), had a…


Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

On December 8th, the Pontifical North American College community gathered with a number of guests to celebrate the Solemnity of…


Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

Happy Thanksgiving 2014 from the Pontifical North American College! Thanksgiving, being a uniquely American holiday, is a special day for…


Diaconate Ordinations

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, 43 men laid down their lives for Christ and his Church. The newest deacons of…


Diaconate Ordinations 2014

On Thursday, October 2, 2014, 43 men laid down their lives for Christ and his Church. The newest deacons of…


Preparations for the Diaconate Ordinations

Thursday, October 2, will see the ordination of 43 seminarians of the Pontifical North American College to the transitional diaconate….


Roman Echoes Issues 7 & 8

The 7th and 8th Issues of Roman Echoes 2014 are now available online!


Welcome, New Men!

This week, the “New Men” of the Pontifical North American College – hailing from all corners of the United States,…


2014 Rector’s Dinner

The Rector’s Dinner is held each year to support our mission and further enhance the formation of our seminarians and…


Archbishop Patrón Wong Institutes 53 Acolytes

53 seminarians were instituted to the Ministry of Acolyte on Sunday, April 6, bringing them one step closer to the…


Annual Play: Murder in the Cathedral

Seminarians of the Pontifical North American College participate in a variety of extracurricular activities. On March 21-22, after weeks of…


Reflections on Pope’s First year

For the first anniversary of the conclave of cardinals that elected Pope Francis, the community of the Pontifical North American…


Station Church Pilgrimage Begins

Lent is already underway, and every year the season brings unique opportunities to the seminarians and priests of the Pontifical…


Catholic Bioethics and How to Preach It

With priests and seminarians filling the Corso Auditorium at the Pontifical North American College, Father Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., delivered the…