2002 Spring Leaven

This 32-page color issue features interviews with three deacons from the Diocese of Tulsa, Diocese of Greensburg and the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, who are completing their final year in formation and are preparing for ordination. His Eminence Paul Cardinal Shan, Bishop of Kaohsiung, received an honorary doctorate at commencement and the late Dr. Rizal V. Pangilinan, a board of regents member, is remembered for his humanitarian efforts. Three men were ordained to the diaconate in April, a new faculty member joined the staff, degree recipients were honored and alumni news and notes given. Guest speakers included Robert Mendler, a Holocaust survivor; Dr. Erasmo Leiva, a professor of literature and theology at the University of San Francisco, and Rev. Kris Stubna, Secretary for Education in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The Seminary’s own Father Demetrius Dumm spoke in the Diocese of Youngstown. A 16-page annual report is included with this issue.