The Paulists on Life Support

Ten years ago Rorate shared the news that the Paulist Fathers were selling their seminary. As we noted, according to the order’s website, “The Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle, known as the Paulist Fathers, is the first community of Catholic priests founded in the United States.”

Fast forward a decade and “is” will soon be “was”.

The Paulists announced a massive downsizing, including leaving colleges, closing offices and cutting priests at remaining Paulist locations — including their infamous Paulist Center in Boston.

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