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The Mount: Covering the Historic Papal Election

Mount St. Mary's University weighs-in on the Papal Election

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Baltimore Catholics See Fresh Outlook from New PopeBaltimore Sun Logo
Jean Marbella / The Balitmore Sun

The Baltimore Sun spoke with the Mount's Monsignor Stuart Swetland about the election of Pope Francis I and how he is the considered the Pope of "Firsts."

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Rohlfs on WHAG

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Jennifer Lee / WHAG

WHAG-TV covered the Mount Community reaction to the election of Pope Francis I and spoke with Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Rector Monsignor Steven Rohlfs, Third Theologian Eric Clark and Deacon Michael Isenberg.

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Hilgartner on CNN

Mount Alum CNN LogoMonsignor Rick Hilgartner: Many would say papal conclave is about politics, but also a very spiritual moment
CNN Live Early Start with John Berman

Monsignor Rick Hilgartner C'92, head of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat on Divine Worship, talks with CNN's John Berman on “Early Start” on the upcoming conclave. He explains the conclave's tradition, the ceremony, the secrecy, the preparations and more. He will be joining “Early Start” all week as we watch conclave unfold.

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Swetland On Huff Post

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HuffPost Live with Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Mount St. Mary’s University’s Vice President for Catholic Identity Monsignor Stuart Swetland joined Huffington Post's HuffPostLive to weigh-in on the process and possible candidates.
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Pope Dolan, USA
HuffPost Live with Mike Sacks

David Cloutier, assistant professor of theology weighs in on HuffPost Live about the American Cardinals mentioned as the next possible Pope.
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Chase Hilgenbrinck

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Mount Seminarian: Former Pro Soccer Player Gives up Jersey for Clergy
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As the world waits for a new pope to be elected, we decided to find out what America's next generation of priests are thinking about. After all, the future of the catholic church rests in their hands.

We went down to one of the oldest seminaries in American - Mount St. Mary's in Maryland that's where we found a former professional soccer player Chase Hilgenbrinck who had it all - but gave it up to answer God's call.
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