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Msgr. Stephen Rossetti and Dr. Joseph White speak at Symposium on the Priesthood

The School of Theology and Religious Studies co-sponsored, in conjunction with the Theological College and Saint Luke Institute, a day long symposium October 5th on Msgr. Stephen Rossetti's new book: Why Priests are Happy: A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests.  

Cardinal Wuerl began the day leading the participants in morning prayer with the Theological College seminarians' choir.  Fr. Morozowich, STRS Acting Dean, introduced CUA President Garvey who gave a welcome and short reflection on the importance of the priesthood.  Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, STRS Associate Dean for Seminary and Ministerial Programs, then presented the findings of his research.  Dr. Joseph White, STRS Associate Professor of Church History, reflected upon this research from the perspective of a Church historian.  Then, Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory D.L.S., Archbishop of Atlanta, GA, and Rev. Msgr. Robert Panke, S.T.L.,  rector of the new Blessed John Paul II College Seminary and Chair of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors, each gave reflections, the former from the perspective of a diocesan bishop and the latter from the perspective of priestly recruiting and formation. The symposium was attended by over three hundred participants. 

Watch video streaming of the Symposium here.