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"The Church continues to place the highest value on the work of priestly formation, because it is linked to the very mission of the Church, especially the evangelization of humanity: "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations" (Mt 28:19). (Program of Priestly Formation, Introduction)
The Committee for Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations is responsible for promoting, implementing and updating the Program of Priestly Formation (PPF). Now in its 5th edition, the PPF stands as the Ratio institutionis sacerdotalis for the United States to be observed in seminaries for the formation of priests.
The PPF sets forth the nature and mission of the ministerial priesthood, norms for the admission of candidates, norms for the formation of candidates and norms for the governance and administration of seminaries. The Secretariat is pleased to make the current PPF available in .pdf format. It can also be purchased through USCCB publications.
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