Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, is one of the most prestigious seminaries in these USA. It has enjoyed a good reputation for years. In the decades when many (most… virtually all) seminaries were cesspools, “The Mount” was comparatively steady.
St. Mary’s Seminary is part of St. Mary’s University. At the University page about COVID-19 POLICIES we see this:
Note that it is not a question.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND SEMINARIANS – MAIN CAMPUS
To achieve our goal of at least 80% immunity within our community, undergraduate students who will be taking classes at the Emmitsburg campus in Fall 2021 and seminarians are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before coming to campus in August 2021. The deadline to submit an exemption request for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs has now passed.
Students must submit a record of their vaccination to the Health Center before returning to campus and no later than August 18, 2021. This information will be kept confidential.
Seminarians must be jabbed or they can’t return? No exemptions for medical or religious beliefs?
Don’t want the jab? It’s that or your vocation, sonny.
Is that what this comes down to?
It is not known what part the Seminary faculty/board were allowed by the University to have in this decision.
Moderation queue is ON.