Joseph C. Taphorn

Hero shot, Joseph C. Taphorn 15th Rector

Rev. Joseph C. Taphorn Appointed 15th Rector of The Saint Paul Seminary

On July 16, 2018, The Saint Paul Seminary’s Board of Trustees approved Archbishop Bernard Hebda’s appointment of the Rev. Joseph C. Taphorn, JCL, as the 15thRector of The Saint Paul Seminary. Father Taphorn will succeed Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan who has served as Rector and Vice President of The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity since his appointment in 2005.

Press Release - July 16, 2018


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The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity develops the next generation of Church leaders through formation of men for the priesthood and preparation of laity and religious for service in the Church. Our program acknowledges the unique role of the priest in persona Christi and forms both seminarians and lay students in the understanding of this foundational truth of the Roman Catholic Church and their important and complementary roles in ministering to God's people.