A closer eye will be kept on how trainee priests attending Ireland’s Maynooth seminary spend their time as part of a stricter regime being introduced in the wake of the gay dating app scandal. They will be required to eat their evening meal in the college instead of wherever they choose, and will have to attend evening rosary at 9pm, which has been made compulsory.
A review of “appropriate use of the internet and social media” by the 50 or so trainee priests and their staff will be held.
Earlier this month, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin withdrew his seminarians from Maynooth following allegations that students were using gay dating app Grindr.
Maynooth’s trustees have been urged to reinstate a young seminarian who was dismissed last May after he allegedly caught two other seminarians in bed together.