San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has appointed Father George E. Schultze, SJ as the new president/rector of St Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, CA. It is a major seminar that educates and forms priests from dioceses across the country.
The appointment came on the recommendation of a national search committee that was led by Spokane Bishop Thomas Daly, and included San Francisco Archbishop emeritus George H. Niederauer, Oakland Bishop Michael Barber and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron.
Father George Schultze, SJ, a theological advisor to Catholics for the Common Good Institute and the Marriage Reality Movement, has been appointed president rector of St Patrick’s Seminary in the San Francisco Archdiocese.
“Father Schultze is a very humble and holy man who has provided a wonderful gift of spiritual and theological support for our movement, and for me personally,” said Catholics for the Common Good Institute chair and chief mission offer, Bill May.
Father Schultze is an expert in Church social doctrine and has had practical experience as a community organizer. He can frequently be found praying at Planned Parenthood and is a long time participate and supporter of Walk for Life West Coast.
“Father Schultze exudes love for the seminarians, rejoices in the quality of men entering the seminary, and expresses great confidence in the future of the church,” said Bill May of Catholics for the Common Good. “He also has a unique appreciation of the importance of Church social teaching in priestly formation for the new evangelization.”
“He is such a good man,” May said.