23 March 2011

Fr. Edward Richard to Leave Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

A sad loss to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, as the brilliant moral theologian and La Salette Father Edward Richard is leaving the seminary faculty at the end of the year. Fr. Richard had served as Vice Rector and Professor of Moral Theology, and reportedly was a candidate for the position of President and Rector of the institution, given recently to Fr. Horn.

Fr. Richard deserves great thanks for his strong moral leadership on issues relating to human life and its protection, and for leading the effort for solid, orthodox formation of our future priests. He will be sorely missed.

9 comments:

Peggy said...

That is unfortunate. I have attended a couple of EF's he celebrated at the Log Church in Cahokia. He offered excellent homilies as well on those occasions. God be with him in his next endeavor/assignment.

Anonymous said...

Revolution.

Anonymous said...

So much gold lost to pottage. My wife reminds me though that it is Lent and to refrain from speaking my mind - to offer it up for the poor souls. As usual, she is right, and much holier and wiser than I.

>s

Anonymous said...

Can someone fill us in on what this is all about? This is just about the worst thing that could happen to Kenrick-Glennon. Is this yet another Archbishop Carlson muscle-flexing and clarifying for us (in case we have forgotten): "I am NOT Cardinal Burke" or is something else going on?

Anonymous said...

Change for change's sake is not going to help.] Father Richard is one of the best things going at the seminary. Do whatever you need to do to retain him.

--Prudence

thetimman said...

Sorry, I edited that above post a bit.

Anonymous said...

thetimman,
Actually, this priest-contributor whose last message you just about edited out is quite impressed with your editing philosophy. Good work. Quite Catholic! Keep it up when necessary. But oh my, the sentiments remain...

thetimman said...

Priest-contributor,

Understood. And I ask for your blessing and your prayers. A faithful and intellectually superior seminary would seem to me to be the best thing we could do for souls, now and in the future.

God is faithful, and Mary is our sure help.

And I will pray for you, too. Thank you for your vocation and for your love of the Bride of Christ!

Anonymous said...

Whatever has occasioned this cannot be good for the seminary or for the archdiocese. Please try to find out more about what is going on here.