Once a "priest factory," Quigley Prep closes in Chicago

June 4, 2007
Archdiocesan officials say the the concept of a high school seminary is obsolete.

Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary, which trained generations of Chicago high school boys seeking to become priests, is closing its doors this week. The school that enrolled 1,300 students in the 1950s had only 183 students this school year. The number of priests who served as role models on the faculty had fallen from 50 to four.

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