Fr. Carter Griffin

Fr. Carter Griffin

Rector, Saint John Paul II Seminary

Father Carter Griffin is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington. He converted to Catholicism while attending Princeton, and upon graduation served in the United States Navy before applying to the seminary. His seminary studies included pre-theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary followed by theology at the North American College. Father Griffin was ordained to the priesthood in 2004 and served for three years as priest-secretary to the Archbishop of Washington before returning to Rome to pursue a doctorate in moral theology. Upon his return he served as parochial vicar at St. Peter’s parish on Capitol Hill, and in 2011 began his work as Vocations Director and Vice-Rector of the new St. John Paul II Seminary in Washington. Now he is serving as Rector of that seminary and has recently published a book entitled Why Celibacy? Reclaiming the Fatherhood of the Priest with Emmaus Road Publishing.

"If you are what you should be, then you will set the world on fire." -St. Catherine of Siena