Bishop Cullinan took time to back college
Following Archbishop Diarmuid Martin's decision, it was rumoured Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan would send his seminarians to Rome.
Reports suggested the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore had let it be known he would be withdrawing trainee priests from St Patrick's College.
As the fallout from Dr Martin's comments on the culture at Maynooth continued, Bishop Cullinan did not confirm his position on the issue.
However, late on Tuesday night, the Bishop confirmed to the Irish Independent that he had no plans to withdraw seminarians from St Patrick's.
Bishop Cullinan studied at St Patrick's College from 1989 to 1995 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1994. He was ordained Bishop of Waterford and Lismore in April last year.