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<ul><li><p>The Pontifical</p><p>North American CollegeM A G A Z I N E</p><p>Inside- Diaconate Ordination 2004- New Men Arrive at the College- A Day at the Greg, Then and Now</p><p>Winter 2004-05</p><p>EVER ANCIENT, EVER NEW</p></li><li><p>Australia Comes to the NAC 4New Students come from Down Under.</p><p>by Joseph Redfern 06</p><p>Welcome New Faculty 5Rev. Richard Tomasek, SJ, &amp; Rev. Msgr. David Bohr</p><p>by Aaron Killips 07</p><p>A Spiritual Reflection on Priesthood 11by Rev.Carter Griffin 04</p><p>Summer Travels 12by Andrew Roza 07</p><p>Rev. Paul Murray, OP 17A spiritual education with an Ange Professor</p><p>by Joshua Guillory 07</p><p>Pastoral Formation Workshop 25Seminarians learn to become Ministers of Empathy</p><p>by Harold Reeves 08</p><p>A Pilgrimage to Rome in Honor of Our Lady 30by Rev. Peter Mitchell</p><p>MAGAZINE STAFFEditor</p><p>Michael McClane</p><p>Diocese of Trenton</p><p>Class of 2006</p><p>Assistant Editor</p><p>Andrew Roza</p><p>Archdiocese of Omaha</p><p>Class of 2007</p><p>Layout and Design</p><p>John McDonald</p><p>Diocese of Birmingham </p><p>Class of 2007</p><p>Photographer</p><p>Seamus Griesbach</p><p>Diocese of Portland</p><p>Class of 2007</p><p>D E P A R T M E N T S</p><p>I N B R I E F</p><p>For more information about the</p><p>North American College, or to</p><p>learn about opportunities</p><p>for memorial gifts, contact Tricia</p><p>Lloyd at our Washington, DC</p><p>Office of Development:</p><p>Tel: (202) 541-5411 </p><p>Fax: (202) 722-8804</p><p>Email: nac@usccb.org</p><p>or </p><p>visit our website at www.pnac.org</p><p>The Rectors Corner 3by Rev. Msgr. Kevin McCoy 81, C86</p><p>College Traditions 24House Cassocks</p><p>by Rev. Mr. Brian Dellaert 05</p><p>Vocation Stories 26Come and See</p><p>by Joshua Waltz 07</p><p>The Development Office 31by Tricia Lloyd</p><p>The Economos Corner 32by Rev. Msgr. James Checchio 92, C97</p><p>On the cover:</p><p>First Class at the College, </p><p>1859 (top);</p><p>Diaconate Class of 2005 (bottom)</p></li><li><p>New Men, Old CallNew Student Orientation</p><p>by Kim Shreck 07</p><p>F E A T U R E S</p><p>28</p><p>22Antonios Barber Shop</p><p>A Cut Aboveby Rev. Mr. Steve Doktorczyk 05</p><p>18</p><p>Ever Ancient, Ever NewA Day at the Greg,Then and Now</p><p>by Christopher Roberts 07</p><p>6</p><p>14</p><p>Stirring Up the Spirit Students Cook Up </p><p>Recipes from Homeby Jay Mello 07</p><p>Diaconate Ordination 2004Sent Out to Live the Mission</p><p>by Rev. Mr. Adam Park 05</p></li><li><p>ChairmanMost Rev. Edwin F. OBrien C76Archbishop of the Military Services, USA</p><p>Vice ChairmanMost Rev. Richard E. Pates 69</p><p>Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis</p><p>SecretaryMost Rev. Patrick J. Zurek 75</p><p>Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio</p><p>TreasurerMost Rev. John J. Myers 67</p><p>Archbishop of Newark</p><p>Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair 75, C78Bishop of Toledo</p><p>Most Rev. Thomas G. Doran 62, C78Bishop of Rockford</p><p>His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan 58, C63Archbishop of New York</p><p>Most Rev. Victor B. Galeone 61Bishop of St. Augustine</p><p>Most Rev. John R. Gaydos 69Bishop of Jefferson City</p><p>Most Rev. Joseph E. KurtzBishop of Knoxville</p><p>Most Rev. William J. Levada 62, 69Archbishop of San Francisco</p><p>Most Rev. Henry J. Mansell 63Archbishop of Hartford</p><p>Most Rev. Anthony M. Milone 58Bishop of Great Falls-Billings</p><p>Most Rev. Michael J. Sheridan C77Bishop of Colorado Springs</p><p>Administration</p><p>RectorRev. Msgr. Kevin C. McCoy 81, C86</p><p>Vice Rector for AdministrationRev. Msgr. James Checchio 92, C97</p><p>Vice Rector for Student LifeRev. Peter McGuine 90</p><p>Superior, Casa Santa MariaRev. Msgr. Steven Raica 95</p><p>Director of DevelopmentMrs. Tricia Lloyd</p><p>Board of GovernorsIn MemoriamJames Cardinal Hickey</p><p>1920-2004</p><p>The North American College community remembers in</p><p>prayer our beloved former Rector, James Cardinal</p><p>Hickey, who died on October 24, 2004. Cardinal Hickey</p><p>was rector of our College from 1969 to 1974 and later</p><p>was Archbishop of Washington from 1980 to 2000. Our</p><p>next issue of this magazine will be dedicated in his honor. </p></li><li><p>3WINTER 2 0 0 4 - 0 5</p><p>his issue of the North American College magazinewill have you looking backward and forward as the men take a glimpse at the experience of their</p><p>predecessors compared to their lives today. Im certain youwill enjoy the view through their looking glass.</p><p>For me personally, however, the looking backward andforward has collapsed from fifty years ago to a short five orsix-year time span. What I mean is this just this past June,two alumni (both ordained priests in 2002) brought toRome a pilgrimage group of some forty high schoolseniors, newly graduated. These young men and womencame to Italy not only to experience Italian culture, but alsoto experience their Catholic faith.</p><p>The Colleges two recent graduates were men whoarrived at the seminary in 1998, which is the same year I joined the Colleges faculty. Now these two priests were leading a group of faith-filled young Catholics whoenthusiastically participated in daily Mass. What is more,they celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation one afternoon at the seminary. Wholesome, reverent youngmen and women striving to live lives of holiness. And, dareI say, they are striving for holiness because they have beenwell-formed by the example of many teachers and familymembers, but what pleases me is that I know their liveshave been touched by the positive influence of priestswhose formation occurred in part within the walls of thisPontifical North American College.</p><p>I am hopeful that two or three of those young pilgrimsmay respond to Our Lords invitation to the priesthood orthe religious life. And looking backward and forward, this</p><p>is one thing that no one of us can ignore namely, that wemust always beg the harvest master to send workers to theharvest. Please join me and all at the College in praying forvocations. Encourage young people to consider this mostworthy call.</p><p>God bless you for supporting our ongoing efforts ofpriestly formation. And, once you have had an oppor-tunity to read this issue of the North American Collegemagazine, pass it along to a friend of yours who may noteven know who we are and what we do!</p><p>A blessed Christmas to you and yours . . .</p><p>...the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (Jn 10:11)</p><p>T H E R E C T O R S C O R N E R</p><p>Rev. Msgr. Kevin C. McCoy 81, C86Diocese of Sioux City</p><p>Rector</p><p>...looking backward and forward, this is onething that no one of us can ignore namely,that we must always beg the harvest master tosend workers to the harvest. </p><p>T</p></li><li><p>his year marks the beginning of a new era at thePontifical North American College. While it isnot uncommon to hear seminarians at theCollege speaking a bit of Italian, Spanish or even</p><p>Latin, now it is more than likely that on your next visityou will hear such expressions as Gday mate, Howrya goin? or fair-dinkum. For the first time in theColleges history, there are students studying here forAustralian dioceses. Our new Australian seminariansthis year are Andrew Keswick (Archdiocese ofMelbourne), Nicolas Maurice (Diocese of Lismore) andJames McCarthy (Archdiocese of Sydney). </p><p>How did this happy occurrence come about? In viewof the fact that Australia has no college in Rome, GeorgeCardinal Pell, the Archbishop of Sydney, approachedMsgr. Kevin McCoy about the possibility of sending</p><p>seminarians to the NorthAmerican College. Msgr.McCoy presented this proposal to the Board of Governors, and they welcomed the idea.</p><p>When I asked Andrew,Nicholas and James abouttheir initial reaction to thepossibility of completing</p><p>their seminary formation at the College, they were veryoptimistic. The NAC has a great deal to offer, theysaid. They are very impressed with the students and for-mation teams fraternal spirit and deep love and com-mitment toward the Church. The challenges the Churchfaces in the United States are similar to those faced inAustralia, they said. While they could learn a great dealfrom the challenges that the Church in America faces,</p><p>they added that perhaps thenew Australian element willoffer a glimpse at the life ofthe Church in another part ofthe world. This new devel-opment would be enrichingfor the Church. Moreover,they were hopeful that goodfriendships formed here at theCollege would continue wellinto future ministry. </p><p>When asked if they had any major challenges in set-tling into the College, they said that while they some-times had to translate colloquial expressions into otherforms so as to be understood by their American com-panions, for the most part there were none. They saidthat formation they had received in Australia prior totheir arrival resonated well with what they had experi-enced so far at the College. Moreover, they were quickto identify the common ties between the American spir-it and that of their homeland. They look forward to theyears ahead as they journey together with theirAmerican brothers. </p><p>As the students at the North American College con-tinue to reflect on the many gifts they have been givenand the great tradition they have inherited, they do sowith great hope, now alongside the newest members ofour community from Australia, who bring with themmany gifts of their own.</p><p>Joseph Redfern</p><p>Diocese of La Crosse</p><p>Class of 2006</p><p>4 Pontifical North American College M A G A Z I N E</p><p>Stones known as the TwelveApostles off the coast ofAustralia.</p><p>The Sydney Opera House,an internationally recognizedlandmark.</p><p>Left to right: Andrew Keswick (Archdiocese of</p><p>Melbourne, 07), James McCarthy (Archdiocese of Sydney,</p><p>08), and Nicholas Maurice (Diocese of Lismore, 08).</p><p>T</p><p>WELCOME MATES! Three Australian students come to the NAC </p></li><li><p>his year the North American College welcomes two new faculty members along with all of the New Men.Rev. Msgr. David Bohr and Rev. Richard Tomasek, S.J., come to us with differing backgrounds and awealth of experience.</p><p>For Msgr. Bohr, coming here is a bit of a homecoming. He is no stranger to Rome or the North American College; a graduate ofthe College as a member of the Class of 1972, Msgr. Bohr returned tograduate from the Casa Santa Maria in1977, receiving his S.T.D. inmoral theology from the Accademia Alfonsiana. Msgr. Bohr was also herein Rome for his philosophy studies, which he completed at the RomanCollege. He is a priest from the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, andhas been helping in the formation of priests for 16 years the last 14 asrector of St. Pius X Seminary in Dalton, Pennsylvania. He comes back tothe North American College as the new Academic Dean. Msgr. Bohr hasbeen involved in priestly formation continuously since 1978, when hewas named Director of Continuing Education for Priests in the Scrantondiocese. He did that until he joined the faculty of St. Pius X Seminary.He stated upon his arrival at the North American College, My appoint-ment to the faculty here allows me to continue a ministry I have grownto love, in a place I also love. I really enjoy being with seminarians. Theirenergy and commitment constantly renew my own priestly ministry.</p><p>Fr. Tomasek comes to the College as the new Director of SpiritualFormation. He is a priest from the Wisconsin Province of The Society ofJesus, although Msgr. McCoy is quick to point out that Fr. Tomasek,like himself, was born in Iowa. Fr. Tomasek has previously served in aparish, worked as a teacher and retreat master, and for the last eightyears has served as the Director of Spiritual Formation at the PontificalCollege Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. Fr. Tomasek said upon beginning his time here, I am impressed by how well things are donehere at the NAC. All is done with professionalism, prayer and genuinehuman care. The faculty, staff and student body have made it a joy tobecome part of this community and ministry.</p><p>We look forward to having Msgr. Bohr and Fr. Tomasek serve integral roles in the formation of future priests of Jesus Christ. May theLord abundantly bless both of them and their ministry here in Rome. </p><p>5WINTER 2 0 0 4 - 0 5</p><p>Benvenuti Tutti!The College Welcomes New Faculty Members</p><p>T</p><p>Rev. Richard Tomasek, S.J.</p><p>Rev. Msgr. David Bohr</p><p>Aaron Killips</p><p>Diocese of Savannah</p><p>Class of 2007</p></li><li><p>have often associated my time in seminary formationwith the temptation of Jesus in the desert. This mightseem like a strange analogy, but as one reads how Jesus</p><p>was led by the Spirit into the desert (Lk 4,1), it becomesapparent that we seminarians can relate to his desire to be insolitude with God the Father before venturing forth on hismission. The same Spiritdrove us into our owndesert, in which we desiredto seek the face of God andexplored the depths of thisvocation to priesthood. </p><p>While in the desert Jesusexperienced temptations. Wesimilarly had plenty ofmoments of temptation during our time in the desert.Whether these were thethoughts of inadequacy,doubt, or even fear, every</p><p>6</p><p>DiaconateOrdination 2004</p><p>Sent Out to Live the Mission</p><p>I</p><p>Above: New deacons bring up the gifts for the EucharisticSacrifice.</p><p>Above right: The assembly gathers In St. Peters Basilicabefore the ordination.</p><p>Right: Bishop Sartain of Little Rock ordains Adam Park(Washington, 05).</p></li><li><p>seminarian was tempted at some point to leave the desertprematurely. However, as Jesus rebuked the devil by thetruth and goodness of God, we too found courage andperseverance from the grace of Gods call.</p><p>Jesus was also in the desert for forty days. For alength of time lasting anywhere from four to seven years,each of us spent our own forty days in the desert. Thedifference in years does not suggest that one was morequalified or refined than the other, but it was rather theprecise amount of time that God desired for each one ofus to be in the seminary, in order for us to be ready forthe mission.</p><p>When his time in the desert was over, Jesus returnedto Galilee to preach the Gospel. Jesus was not sent into</p><p>the world to remain in the desert, but ultimately to proclaim the love and mercy of God. We too were notcalled to remain in seminary formation indefinitely. Wenow find ourselves moving out of the desert to ventureforth into the world to live out Gods mission. </p><p>On the seventh of October, twelve men wereordained to the Order of the Diaconate. Having receivedthis tremendous sacrament, we have been radically transformed to be Christ to this world. We are nowresponsible to manifest all that we learned in the desert,in an integrated way, through lives that mirror Christ theServant, who came not to be served but to serve. One can even say that our very lives are nurtured andmotivated by this service.</p><p>7WINTER 2 0 0 4 - 0 5</p><p>Clockwise from top: Bishop Sartain offers the consecratory prayer over the dea-cons; The deacon candidates listen attentively to the bishop as he questions the electabout their responsibilities and obligations as deacons; Brian Dellaert (Dubuque,05) makes his promise of obedience with his hands inside those of the bishop; Msgr.McCoy gives testimony that these men have been found worthy of Holy Orders.</p></li><li><p>8As we move out of the desert into a life of complete service, we needto make adjustments. As newly ordained deacons, we are beginning to seewhat it means to live totally in service to God and His people, to preachthe Word of God effectively and sincerely, both in our words and by theconduct of our lives, and to serve at the altar with utter reverence beforethe Holy Sacrifice. Despite the slight trepidation in this new lifestyle, weare all zealously eager to go forth in this mission to proclaim the love andmercy of God.</p><p>There is great excitement and eagerness to return to the world andserve...</p></li></ul>