Religion: Old Man's Seminary

Men called to the priesthood in their middle age or later have a rough scholastic row to hoe: a six-year course in competition with young men already in the swing of studying. Only one Roman Catholic seminary specializes in training older men—Rome's Beda College, which last year graduated 14 men (one American) at an average age of 46. Beda recently announced that it could no longer accept Americans because of overcrowding, and last week Boston's Richard Cardinal Gushing announced that the second such seminary would be built in his archdiocese.

To be called St. Pius X Belated Vocation Seminary,* it...

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