2001 Spring Leaven

This 28-page issue includes the Seminary’s annual report. Cover articles include the appointment of Father Kurt J. Belsole, O.S.B., as Rector, the scholarship dinner at which Pittsburgh Auxiliary Bishop David A. Zubik spoke, and an article about the honorary degree the Seminary bestowed upon Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago. An interview with Fr. Kurt and with Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B., the outgoing rector, is featured inside, as is an article about the reprinting of faculty member Father Demetrius Dumm’s book, Flowers in the desert. Fourth-year parish ministry assignments are listed, as are summer courses, an article on the March for Life, and the appointment of Father Drew Morgan to the faculty. Tribute gifts, a list of forthcoming ordinations, Seminary news and notes, and an article by Thomas Burke on what it is like to be a deacon in transition to the priesthood round out the issue. The Annual Report is 14 pages of this issue and features letters from Father Kurt.