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Can knowledge obtained in a seminarian's confession be used to determine if he should be ordained?

No. Can. 984 §2 answers your question: Can. 983 §1. The sacramental seal is inviolable; therefore it is absolutely forbidden for a confessor to betray in any way a penitent in words or in any manner ...
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Do all Catholic seminary schools require instruction in Latin and/or Greek?

Do all Catholic seminary schools require instruction in Latin and/or Greek? Not all Catholic seminaries require their seminarians to learn Latin unfortunately. Greek is often an elective in many ...
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Do mainline Protestant seminaries in the United States involve rigorous study of Hebrew and Greek?

Nowhere near as rigorous as evangelical colleges. To compare colleges it makes sense to consider the MDiv because it is meant to be internationally comparable. But as we'll see, that's not really true....
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What would be the professional consequences for a theologian if he denied publicly the existence of Jesus Christ?

The professional consequence is 100% dependent on the terms on which the theologian is hired to do. Various institutions have different purpose for a position that employs a theologian. If the ...
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When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?

The earliest mention we have to Cathedral Schools is from the Second Council of Toledo in 527; they were set up in order to guarantee the formation of priests after the fall of the Empire caused the ...
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What bible courses do men take in seminary before becoming an ordained priest?

What bible courses do men take in seminary before becoming an ordained priest? I am sure it will vary from seminary to seminary. The Seminary of Christ the King for example teaches at the high ...
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Can knowledge obtained in a seminarian's confession be used to determine if he should be ordained?

Geremia answer is correct about the sacramental seal. Can. 983 §1. The sacramental seal is inviolable; therefore it is absolutely forbidden for a confessor to betray in any way a penitent in words ...
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How to Choose a Doctoral Program in Theology?

"How does one choose a Doctoral program in this case?" One chooses in this case the same as in every other: by seeking God's direction through prayer, and perhaps fasting, and through study ...
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What specifically changed about Catholic seminaries in the 20th Century?

Most post-Vatican II seminaries started teaching Modernist errors, violating the Oath Against Modernism that Pope St. Pius X required seminary professors to take. He wrote in his 18 November 1907 Motu ...
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What specifically changed about Catholic seminaries in the 20th Century?

What specifically changed about Catholic seminaries in the 20th Century? The idea that priests should be trained and educated in seminaries is a rather recent development within the Catholic Church. ...
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Required readings for courses on the Gospels at the Westminster Theological Seminary

Westminster Theological Seminary used to provide a recommended reading list for prospective students, compiled by their faculty, administration, and alumni. It included a book list for New Testament ...
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Is it known which seminary or seminaries produced the majority of Catholic priests who were accused of sexual abuse in the USA?

Is it known which seminary or seminaries produced the majority of Catholic priests who were accused of sexual abuse in the USA? I remember when this sexual abuse scandal first hit the Church. At that ...
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Are there any denominations that do not require pastors to be college educated?

Technically, many Evangelical Presbyterian bodies like the PCA allow for it in special circumstances. The reasoning is that there is a biblical basis for insisting that ministers be qualified, subject ...
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Are there any denominations that do not require pastors to be college educated?

Great Commission Churches (GCC) While I'd say* that most pastors for GC churches have some sort of degree, it is not at all a requirement. A relative of mine is a pastor for one of their churches and ...
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Are there any denominations that do not require pastors to be college educated?

Amish and some Mennonites practice this. I met a Beachy Amish pastor several years ago who was selected by "lot" without needing to go to college. This practice, I believe, is based on Acts 1:26 where ...
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