The National Catholic Register interviewed Msgr. James McDonald, the new rector of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception here on Long Island. The previous rector left due to stress and there have been quite a few good changes made to our seminary over the past 5 years. This one probably caused a few heads to explode though.
"Msgr. McDonald, 64, has never taught in a seminary and holds no advanced degrees in theology. But Rockville Centre Bishop William Murphy said he tapped the long-time pastor because Msgr. McDonald holds “a doctorate in priesthood,” and is “an extraordinary mentor and leader of the men,” as demonstrated by his tireless recruitment of vocations. "