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Monday, January 11, 2010

North American College's big celebration

The Pontifical North American College in Rome celebrated its 150 anniversary of preparing men for the priesthood this weekend. Events included an audience with Pope Benedict XVI, who said that he was "confident that ... the College will continue to produce wise and generous pastors capable of transmitting the Catholic faith in its integrity, bringing Christ’s infinite mercy to the weak and the lost, and enabling America’s Catholics to be a leaven of the Gospel in the social, political and cultural life of their nation," according to the Catholic News Agency.

On Sunday, various alumni concelebrated Mass, which was offered for deceased alumni of the college. Cardinal William C. Levada, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was principal celebrant. Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, another alumnus of the college, gave the homily.

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