Fr. Carter Griffin
Vice 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. His doctoral dissertation was on the topic of priestly celibacy and the spiritual fatherhood of priests. Upon his return to the Archdiocese he served as parochial vicar at St. Peter’s parish on Capitol Hill, and in 2011 began his current assignment as the Director of Priest Vocations and the Vice-Rector of Saint John Paul II Seminary.