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Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA praised Servant of God Vincent Capodanno at a memorial Mass marking the 55th anniversary of the death of the heroic chaplain Sept. 6, 2022.

Archbishop: Despite cause’s setback, Capodanno’s example is ‘uplifting for the whole Church’

Sep 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Sept. 6 Mass marking the 55th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Vincent Capodanno took place just... Read more

Father Capodanno with fellow Marines in Vietnam

In Rome, a setback for Father Vincent Capodanno sainthood cause

Aug 12, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Consultants to the Vatican office tasked with judging possible saints have recommended the suspension of Capodanno’s cause, though his backers... Read more

Richard Johnson, left, and his brother Djay attend the 8th annual Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage on May 10-16, 2022.

‘I felt I completely lost my soul’: Ex-military nurse battling addiction finds solace at Lourdes

May 19, 2022

By Solène Tadié

‘My family grieved me as I was basically gone,’ Richard Johnson said during a pilgrimage to Lourdes. Read more

The 8th annual Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage on May 10-16, 2022.

‘Warriors to Lourdes’ pilgrimage brings comfort to wounded souls

May 16, 2022

By Solène Tadié

More than 175 U.S. active-duty personnel and veterans are taking part in a pilgrimage sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Read more

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Appeals court: Navy service members requesting religious exemption to COVID vaccine should not be punished

Mar 1, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A federal appeals court on Monday ruled to keep a lower court order in place, temporarily preventing the Navy and... Read more

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Legal group seeks protection for Navy personnel objecting to COVID vaccine on religious grounds

Jan 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Christian legal group has filed a class-action lawsuit with the goal of blocking the Navy’s COVID vaccine mandate for... Read more

The latest edition of "Armed with the Faith: A Catholic Handbook for Military Personnel," is designed to hold up in arduous conditions, "with features including waterproof and tear-resistant stock, and plastic binders that enable the turning of pages without a sound.”

Knights of Columbus volunteers sending rugged prayer books to military personnel

Nov 10, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Volunteers and some military members in the Knights of Columbus delivered the first 100,000 copies of a prayer book’s new... Read more

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio leads the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Archbishop Broglio: Military ‘largest single source’ of vocations to priesthood

May 31, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services says that the military is the “largest single source of vocations... Read more

Military chaplains embrace God’s call: ‘This is where God wants me’

May 29, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Two military chaplains are embracing their vocation to serve God by ministering to those who serve their country. Read more

Military archbishop praises chaplains, supporters in Veterans Day message

Nov 11, 2020

In a message for Veterans Day, the archbishop for the U.S. military services voiced thanks for donors and those who... Read more

Catholic military archbishop laments US Navy ban on 'off-base indoor religious services'

Jul 7, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

The US Navy is reportedly loosening some restrictions on some sailors attending “off-base indoor religious services,” which it had promulgated... Read more

Fr. Joe Coffey, Fr. William Muhm. Courtesy of the Archdiocese for Military Services

Navy chaplains appointed military archdiocese auxiliary bishops

Jan 22, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appointed Tuesday two Navy chaplains, Fr. Joseph Coffey and Fr. William Muhm, as auxiliary bishops for the U.S.... Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, Lourdes, France.

Wounded veterans seek healing and peace in the waters of Lourdes

May 22, 2018

American veterans in search of healing attended a recent pilgrimage to Lourdes, through the Archdiocese for Military Services and the... Read more

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Coyle gives Confirmation to USAF Airman 1st Class Vernon Bautista at Moody AFB, Feb.16, 2016.

Bishop Robert Coyle returns to Long Island as Rockville Centre auxiliary

Feb 20, 2018

On Tuesday Bishop Robert Coyle, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese for the US Military Services, was transferred to the... Read more