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Mundelein, IL 60060-1174


Recent Media Coverage

9-22-22 The Daily Herald

Saint Mary of the Lake Seminary Names a New Provost

8-26-22 Relevant Radio, The Morning Show

Fr. Kartje discusses the future of seminarian formation and how Mundelein Seminary is leading the charge through encounter-based formation and the “After My Own Heart” project

8-19-22 Aleteia

How medical school and a cast of characters are changing how future priests are trained

7-20-22 Chicago Catholic

USML Receives Grant to create program that simulates pastoral situations

7-14-22 Chicago Tribune

Mundelein Seminary accepts $5 million grant to help fund simulation-based education initiative

7-12-22 Daily Herald 

Mundelein Seminary to hire actors to help prepare students for parish life

7-8-22 National Catholic Review 

$5 million grant will help fund Mundelein seminary education initiative

4-30-22 NCR Online 

Mundelein Seminary celebrates its 100th anniversary at Chicago event

4-20-22 ABC7 Chicago 

Mundelein Seminary marks 100th anniversary

4-18-22 Daily Herald 

Mundelein Seminary Marks 100 years of forming Catholic priests

4-18-22 Daily Herald 

Images: Mundelein’s St. Mary’s of the Lake Seminary through the years

2-13-22 Lake County Gazette 

Mundelein’s History and Future


12-31-21 Chicago Tribune
Chicago Catholic parishes facing steep hardships during pandemic, but leaders remain hopeful

10-20-21 Chicago Tribune

10-26-21 Chicago Tribune

10-17-21 WGN

10-17-21 Daily Herald

10-15-21 WBBM

6-14-21 Northwest Indiana Times
Exploring Scriptures: Conference and Online Bible Study Assist in Spiritual Journey

5-14-21 WGN 9 Chicago
Ahead of Ordination for Archdiocese of Chicago, One Priest’s Unique Journey into Priesthood Begins

2-24-21 Our Sunday Visitor
Youth Ministers Face New Challenges with Teenagers Today

1-20-21 Chicago Catholic
Mundelein First Seminary to have Solar Array on Campus

1-1-21 National Catholic Reporter
EarthBeat Weekly: Environmental Justice, Action, Spirituality Among Top Themes for 2021

1-1-21 National Catholic Reporter
Cross-Shaped Solar Array Lights up Mundelein Seminary for New Year


12-28-20 Daily Herald
Cross-Shaped Solar Array at Mundelein Seminary a first for Archdiocese of Chicago

12-23-20 Chicago Tribune
Mundelein Seminary to Power on New Solar Array Starting on Christmas

12-16-20 Chicago Catholic
Conjunction of 2020 and Spiritual Truths

11-8-20 Catholic News Agency
Spirituality Year: How a Break from Academics Helps Prevent Men for Priesthood

9-13-20 Aleteia
Mundelein Seminary Award Honors Hero Priests of the Pandemic

9-8-20 National Catholic Register
Mundelein Seminary Accepts Nominations for ‘Hero Priests’ of the Pandemic

8-12-20 National Catholic Reporter
Seminaries Prepare to Reopen, Train Priests for Ministry Amid COVID-19

8-5-20 Catholic News Service
Priest Hopes Bible Study Brings Participants Hope, Calm in Chaotic Time

8-3-20 Northwest Indiana Times
Virtual Bible Exploration: Region Native Rev. Kartje Leads Online Study to Encourage Hope During Uncertain Times

7-20-20 Aleteia
4 of the Best Catholic Bible studies to do at Home This Summer

5-1-20 Chicago Tribune
Pandemic Leaves Chicago Area Seminarians Waiting to Fulfill Dreams

4-28-20 National Catholic Register
Seminarians Soldier on Toward Ordination

4-9-20 Our Sunday Visitor
Seminaries stay alive in midst of pandemic, transition to online learning, community

4-7-20 Relevant Radio Morning Air Show
Interview with Father John Kartje

4-4-20 Ave Maria Radio, Mast Appeal Show
How to have a holy Holy Week

4-1-20 National Catholic Reporter
Our Church After Coronavirus


11-6-19 Chicago Catholic
Seminarian Immersion Program Benefits Both Students and Parishes

10-27-19 The Daily Herald
Cardinal George Garden Dedicated at Mundelein Seminary

10-27-19 Chicago Tribune
Mundelein Seminary Garden Dedicated to Late Cardinal George

10-27-19 ABC 7 Chicago
Hundreds Show Up to Honor Cardinal Francis George With New Memorial Garden

10-15-19 The Daily Herald
Garden at Mundelein Seminary to Honor Francis Cardinal George

9-23-19 Morning Air Show – Relevant Radio
Interview with Father John Kartje

9-18-19 Catholic News Agency
Why Robots Can Never Be Catholic Priests

8-10-19 Catholic News Agency
Survey on Catholic Belief in Eucharist Prompts Calls for Better Catechesis

6-13-19 Catholic News Agency
Seminary Faculty: Spiritual Fatherhood Central to Priestly Identity

6-4-19 Crux
Challenges to Seal of Confession Attributed to Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis

4-8-19 Morning Air Show – Relevant Radio
Interview with Father John Kartje (starts around 33:00)


10-24-18 Chicago Tribune
Pope Francis calls on U.S. bishops to gather for retreat at Mundelein Seminary in January

10-16-18 Catholic News Service
Migrant Laborers Help Seminarians Prepare for Priesthood

9-27-18 Catholic Chicago – Relevant Radio
Interview with Father John Kartje on the state of the seminary (starts around 34:00)

9-27-18 Aleteia
In the wake of abuse scandals, how does the Catholic Church screen future priests?

9-11-18 WBEZ Chicago
Chicago Seminary Hosts Week of Masses to Reflect on Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis

9-1-18 The Patrick McCormack Show – Relevant Radio
Interview with Father John Kartje (starts around 37:00)

8-31-18 Daily Herald
Mundelein Seminary to conduct special Masses for healing amid global sexual abuse crisis

8-31-18 Lake County News-Sun
Responding to Catholic Church sexual abuse crisis, Mundelein Seminary announces 9 days of prayer across Chicago area


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