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Forum staff reports, Published April 08 2010

Fargo Catholic diocese to discontinue seminary program at Cardinal Muench Seminary

FARGO - The Cardinal Muench Seminary in Fargo will close at the end of the 2010-2011 academic year, Samuel Aquila, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo, announced in a news release today.

Aquila cited the high cost of educating students at the seminary, saying each student must be subsidized at $100,000 annually.

The diocese also announced that it will review all “of the seminary properties and all Fargo, West Fargo, Horace and Kindred parish and Catholic school properties.”

Read more on the closure and review in tomorrow’s Forum.