ROME — Thanksgiving weekend at the Pontifical North American College in Rome is full of traditions not normally found in Italy. Besides a classic turkey dinner and pumpkin pie, the seminarians at the college host their traditional “Spaghetti Bowl.”
This year, on Dec. 1, the entire college and its guests gathered to watch the “New Men vs. Old Men” match. First-year seminarians faced off against a team comprised of students from every other class at the seminary.
“New-year guys take on the whole rest of the house, so, obviously, it’s not quite a ‘fair’ thing,” Father Peter Harman, director of pastoral formation and media relations, explained to CNA, “but it is a fraternity-building...READ MORE