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Tag Archives: military chaplains
Cause for canonization advances for World War II hero, Army Air Corps chaplain Fr LT Joseph Verbis Lafleur
In better news about the US Bishops, I see this splendid statement from Archbp. Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for Military Services. WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, … Read More
I have a radical idea. It keeps popping into my head. I think that means that I’m being prompted from upstairs to post it. PROPONITUR: Half a dozen retired military chaplains – who want to use the Vetus Ordo 95% of the … Read More
It’s the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The National Catholic Register has an article about Catholic chaplains in the conflict. The whole article is great. Here, however, is an interesting bit about a priest: […] Among the massive carnage of D-Day, … Read More
I received this from a military chaplain of many years, including service in Iraq. He reacted to the Hell’s Bible piece about priests who are “gay” (I hate that word) who whine about being “trapped” in the priesthood. My piece … Read More
The US Bishops are meeting in their annual plenary session. Yesterday, Most Rev. Timothy Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, delivered a presentation on the dire state of the number of chaplains serving the military and their families. His presentation is … Read More
One of our alert readers sent me the link to some spiffy footage from WWII. A Catholic Mass being conducted by a Chaplain in Makin Islands, Kirabati during World War II. I would still very much like to find someone … Read More
From Citizen Link: Military Chaplains Sue Over Harassment, Attack on Christian Faith by Bethany Monk Those who serve our country often greet reveilles before the sunrise. They don the uniform. They represent our country, and they continue to make sacrifice … Read More
At the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) there is a mean-spirited and wrong-headed opinion piece by someone who is described as “an arborist and a member of the Ithaca, N.Y., Catholic Worker community”. In this piece he says that the … Read More
It sounds as if military chaplain priests will be allowed by Pres. Obama to function as priests again. HERE. Not to worry. They found another way to inflict pain for political gain. There might be a priest… but… From the … Read More
I already posted about this HERE but we need to keep it in front of our eyes. From Todd Starnes at FNC. Catholic priests in military face arrest for celebrating Mass By Todd Starnes The U.S. military has furloughed as many … Read More
Conversations I have had lead me to conclude that Pres. Obama is waging a war against Catholic military chaplains. The Archbishop for the Military Services in these USA has issued directives about Catholic chaplains and same-sex unions. Read the whole … Read More
We Catholic citizens of these USA need to support the Archdiocese for Military Services. From National Catholic Register: Religion in U.S. Military Policy The Family Research Council’s report notes that pressure to impose ’a secular, anti-religious culture’ has intensified over … Read More
Someone sent a link to rare color photos from World War II. Here is one: And another:
Nancy Pelosi’s insists that military chaplains be forced to perform homosexual “marriages”. Chaplains protest.
As a follow up to Nancy Pelosi’s recent stupidity, this is form CNS: Chaplain’s Group Says Pelosi’s Wrong About Need to Protect Conscience Rights of Chaplains By Pete Winn (CNSNews.com) – A group representing more than 2,500 Evangelical Christian military … Read More
I am on the road so I’ll just post this and walk away in disgust. Pelosi: No to Provision Protecting Chaplains From Being Ordered to Act Against Faith: ‘It’s A Fraud’ By Elizabeth Harrington May 17, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – House … Read More
Everyone should know what the Obama Administration is doing to Catholics this time. I received my most recent copy of the magazine/bulletin of the Archdiocese for Military Services called Salute (that link will bring up a pdf of the article I am … Read More
Over at Rorate there is a note about a priest serving as a military chaplain who offers also the Extraordinary Form. A great juxtaposition of materials. More photos over there. I like the votive candle rack and the intentions tacked … Read More
CNA: Catholic US Military Archdiocese sees rise in priestly vocations: SPECIAL APPEAL FROM FR. Z TO READERS
It is a regret of mine that I didn’t sign up for military chaplain service when I had the chance. I am more than likely too old now and hindsight is 20/20. In any event, at one point I did … Read More