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A surprisingly positive article at NPR about the St. Paul Seminary. Not even a peep about anything negative, unless you consider the byline to the story that "economy doesn't give boost to seminary students this year". Father Williams says it's the Eucharistic Adoration instead.

    St. Paul, Minn. — A couple dozen seminarians and nuns bend their heads in prayer during Mass at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity. It's on the campus of the University of St. Thomas.

    The school has defied national trends for Catholic seminaries with its recent spike in enrollment. Officials say point blank: the economy is not a factor. They cite some distinctly non-economic drivers for the boost, including what one official called "increased Eucharistic adoration."

    Father Peter Williams deals with potential seminarians. He says he has fielded the occasional inquiry about priesthood from men battered by the recession. Some lost jobs, some went through bankruptcy. Williams says that can raise some questions about admitting people.