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Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin suggested that those who wish to be priests should be assigned to a parish on an apprenticeship basis. Photo: Maxwell

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin suggested that those who wish to be priests should be assigned to a parish on an apprenticeship basis. Photo: Maxwell

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin suggested that those who wish to be priests should be assigned to a parish on an apprenticeship basis. Photo: Maxwell

The current dispute over certain "goings on" in the national seminary in Maynooth raises serious questions for and about the Catholic Church, questions that will not be resolved by simply changing personnel, or by adjusting the type of spiritual or theological formation being taught there.

These questions are not peculiar to Maynooth, but are common to seminaries in Europe, North America and other places.


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