Services of the Seminary Department
- The Seminary Journal, published three times per year, highlights current insights, research, and praxis in the field of seminary education and formation for priesthood.
- Special convocations on issues, e.g., effective teaching strategies and pre-theology programs.
- Consultation services are available in the areas of program planning and evaluation, governance, and institutional advancement. Msgr. Jerry McCarthy is available to consult with seminaries, asking that you cover the cost of his travel. For more infomation, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Research: For more information on current research projects, see our Research and Consultation page (look to the drop-down menu on the left). The most recent studies published by the department are:
- Psychological Assessment: The Testing and Screening of Candidates for Admission to the Priesthood in the U.S. Catholic Church, was published in June 2010. It is available from NCEA Publications - 800 11-6232.
- Priests Ordained 5-9 Years, a study of the continuing education needs of the recently ordained. (Available from NCEA Publications in September 2006).
- International Enrollments: Implications for Theological Education, Pastoral Formation and Seminary Programs. (See Seminary Journal Winter 2005 and Spring 2006 issues).
- Representation: The executive director of the department represents the seminaries on the new USCCB Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations Committee and is liaison to the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, as well as to regional groups of seminary rectors, deans, spiritual directors, and field education directors. The executive director also represents the interests of the seminaries with the National Organization for the Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy (NOCERCC), the National conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (NCDVD), and other groups. The administrative assitant serves on the Education Committee of the National Religous Vocation Conference (NRVC).