Bishop Carlson has not opened up a new seminary. There was a mis-interpretation of something in the Saginaw Seminarians Blog. I emailed the Diocese Communications Director and he told me that there was no new seminary. I just wanted to point that out.
I also want to point out that since his installation in 2004, we have about as many seminarians as we did from 1980-2004. We have had two priest ordinations, and currently have 23 seminarians, including five transitional deacons. Four of that total were already in the works when Bishop Ken passed away. God has brought Bishop Carlson here to Saginaw, not to “undo” what Bishop Ken and Bishop Reh did to the diocese, but to bring men into the priesthood here.