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Priestly Dance Battle

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(YouTube link) A group of seminarians are entertaining the crowd at a fundraiser at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. We have a musical number going when things go all Jimmy Cagney. The Rev. David Rider (of Hyde Park, New York) starts tap dancing. Show More Summary

That Time Two Priests Hit the Stage For an Impressive Dance-Off

Back in April, two American priests studying in Italy hit the stage in Rome for a must-see dance-off that's now gone viral. During a fundraiser at the Pontifical North American College near the Vatican, 29-year-old Rev. David Rider of Hyde Park, NY, showed off his tap-dance skills, and the crowd erupted in cheers. Show More Summary

NAC Diaconal Ordinations in St Peter's Basilica

Each year, the Pontifical North American College in Rome holds diaconal ordinations in the Basilica of St Peter at the beginning of October. It is always a particularly festive occasion, since many of the families take the opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the Eternal City, so they can are present for their son’s ordinations. Show More Summary

Priests, seminarians in Rome lace up to hit the field

VATICAN CITY — Seminarians at the Pontifical North American College will be vying for the Clericus Cup “triple crown,” well, “saturno” to be exact, since that’s what the trophy ball is wearing on its head (with a pair of cleats). The PNAC Martyrs have become a soccer powerhouse after years of hard work and training. […]

U.S. seminarians dominate soccer league

By Lauren Colegrove ROME — The North American Martyrs won their third game of the season in the Clericus Cup soccer league March 16 and will be advancing to the spring playoffs. The team from the Pontifical North American College, the U.S. seminary in Rome, is defending its title as winner of last year’s tournament, [...]

NAC Martyrs make it to the finals

ROME — The Pontifical North American College is heading to the Clericus Cup soccer finals after a 2-0 win against the Mater Ecclesiae seminary on Saturday. The May 12 final playoff will be the third for the NAC Martyrs, who have yet to win the coveted clerical hat- and cleat-wearing soccer ball trophy. The NAC [...]

NAC Martyrs head to semifinals

VATICAN CITY — With help from an Australian teammate, the Pontifical North American College is heading to the Clericus Cup semifinals April 28.  This will be the NAC Martyrs’ fourth consecutive semifinal play since the soccer series for seminarians first kicked off in 2007. The Martyrs beat the Pontifical Urban College 4-2 on Saturday making [...]

Clericus: NAC Martyrs head to quarterfinals

ROME — The Pontifical North American College soccer team trounced St. Paul College 5-1 over the weekend and will head into the Clericus Cup quarterfinals. First year seminarian, Scottie Gratton of the Diocese of Burlington, Vt., scored four of the five goals. Clericus Cup organizers said it was a “lively and fast” game with the [...]

Clericus: NAC Martyrs head to quarter-finals

ROME — The Pontifical North American College soccer team trounced St. Paul College 5-1 over the weekend and will head into the Clericus Cup quarter-finals. First year seminarian, Scottie Gratton of the Diocese of Burlington, Vt., scored four of the five goals. Clericus Cup organizers said it was a “lively and fast” game with the [...]

Despite loss, NAC Martyrs lead division

ROME — The Pontifical North American College is still leading its division in the Clericus Cup soccer series even though it lost in a shootout over the weekend. The NAC Martyrs played on Saturday against Santa Maria della Riconciliazione, which has a number of Latin American and U.S. players. Organizers of the the seminarian soccer [...]

Cardinal Burke's Homily of Thanksgiving at the PNAC, Rome

The Saint Louis Review recently published Cardinal Burke's homily at the Solemn Mass of thanksgiving on the occasion of the Ordinary Public Consistory, delivered at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. In his homily, Cardinal Burke brings up several a points of interest, including considerations on St. Show More Summary

Rector’s Dinner: Big night at NAC

The Rector’s Dinner is one of the events of the year at the Pontifical North American College. It’s a fund-raiser, but it’s much more — for an evening, the college is a crossroads for seminarians and alumni, benefactors and Roman Curia officials, diplomats and Italian nobility. Msgr. James F. Checchio, the current rector, was able to [...]

Stational Churches of Lent Series: Ash Wednesday through the Thursday after the 1st Sunday in Lent

Following my own advice that it is never too late to get started on a good Lenten project, it struck me today that, while many of us are not so blessed as the men of the Pontifical North American College, to be able to make pilgrimage...Show More Summary

Seminarians Learning Vespers

Here is a report from Rome concerning the tutorial sessions on the Antiphonale in Latin from Solesmes. The priests and seminarians of the Pontifical North American College are no strangers to Solemn Vespers. Most Sundays and some Solemnities, the day draws to an end with a solemn celebration in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. Show More Summary

PNAC seminarians learning Sung Vespers

The Seminarians from the Pontifical North American College in Rome will gather tomorrow for a lecture about the new Antiphonale from Solesms, the one that permits sung Vespers in the ordinary form, and, following the talk, they will gather in the Clementine Chapel to sing the First Vespers of the First Sunday of Lent, ex integro, from the Antiphonale.

Pope marks 150 years of North American College

VATICAN CITY — The Pontifical North American College, the U.S. national seminary in Rome, is celebrating its 150th anniversary and today Pope Benedict XVI marked the event in an audience with the institution’s students, superiors, faculty and alumni. The pope said he was confident NAC would continue to produce “wise and generous pastors capable of transmitting [...]

Dolan the rector (circa 1997)

In 1997, an AP reporter named Brian Murphy wrote a book called “The New Men,” about life at the Pontifical North American College—the elite seminary in Rome for Americans. The rector of the seminary was Monsignor Timothy Dolan. Here is one of several interesting snippets from the book: Dolan disdains abortion as well—just as he derides most deviations [...]

Seminarians at the North American College Learn Chant

In a week or so, seminarians at the Pontifical North American College in Rome will enjoy opening a delivery of many boxes from the United States filled with the Parish Book of Chant, a resource for Latin chant with English translations,...Show More Summary

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