HARTFORD, Conn.–With the number
of ordained priests declining nationwide, a Connecticut college is
launching a master’s degree program to train lay persons to become
Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell recently received the state
Board of Governors for Higher Education’s unanimous approval to offer
the degree, a master of arts in pastoral studies.
It will be the first of its kind in Connecticut, where about 1.3 million of the state’s 3.5 million residents are Catholic.