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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

Marriage enrichment initiative geared toward military couples

Dec 31, 2019

By Perry West

A global marriage ministry is launching a new initiative to provide resources, encouragement and enrichment opportunities for military couples in... Read more

The Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy, where Pope Francis will say Mass Nov. 2, 2017.

Papal All Souls' Day Mass will be at cemetery for American war dead

Oct 31, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis will visit on Thursday an Italian cemetery for American personnel killed in World War II, where he will... Read more

U.S. Marines.

Transgender military ban applauded for respecting biology, the common good

Jul 27, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that persons identifying as transgender could not serve in the U.S. military, theologians... Read more

Military ship.

Here's why the US bishops are distressed about military spending

May 23, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Leading U.S. bishops have expressed serious concerns with President Donald Trump’s reported budget proposals for the 2018 fiscal year, noting... Read more

Arist: Gerard van Honthorst. Public Domain.

Religious Christmas carols to be allowed in veterans' hospitals

Sep 23, 2016

New clarifications about Department of Veterans Affairs rules have resolved a dispute about religious Christmas carols, gifts and displays in... Read more

American soldiers at a military ceremony at the WWI War Memorial in Lourdes, France on May 16, 2015.

A journey of pain and healing: one US Marine's prayer at Lourdes

May 20, 2015

By Elise Harris

After nearly losing his life in combat nine years ago, retired U.S. Marine Paul McQuigg journeyed to Lourdes with his... Read more

Military wedding.

Military archbishop stresses faithful ministry for chaplains

Sep 23, 2013

In ministering to gay individuals, Catholic chaplains must share Christ’s love and mercy, without being forced to condone same-sex relationships,... Read more

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Report sees new hostility to religion in US military policy

Jul 11, 2013

The Family Research Council has reported a “growing hostility” to religion in the U.S. armed forces, including “concerted efforts to... Read more

Aerial photograph of the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., on Sept. 26, 2003. DOD photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway/USAF.

Controversy draws attention to military ban on 'proselytism'

May 7, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Uncertainty over what constitutes coercive “proselytism,” which is barred by military policy, has led to concern and criticism of recent... Read more

Auxiliary Bishop Robert J. Coyle. Courtesy of Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Serve vigilantly, Archbishop Broglio tells new military bishop

Apr 26, 2013

The Archdiocese for Military Services received a new auxiliary bishop on Thursday, as Msgr. Robert J. Coyle was ordained with... Read more

Fr. Emil J. Kapaun.

Heroic Korean War priest remembered by prison-mate

Apr 9, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

A fellow prisoner of war has fondly recalled the heroism of Father Emil Kapaun, a U.S. Army chaplain who died... Read more

Fr. Emil J. Kapaun.

Korean War chaplain slated to receive Medal of Honor

Feb 26, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A former Kansas Congressman has indicated that Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun will be awarded the Congressional Medal of... Read more

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.

Archbishops decry military gay benefits plan

Feb 15, 2013

Two U.S. archbishops involved in defense of marriage efforts and the military spoke out against a new Pentagon policy giving... Read more