Military Chaplains

The Latest

Cameron Song Sellers serves in the U.S. Army and as a seminarian with the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Military chaplains inspired this soldier, abandoned as a toddler, to enter seminary

Retired Army Col. Cameron Song Sellers served his country, and now, he’s serving God. Read more

Father Emil Kapaun celebrates Mass using the hood of a Jeep as his altar on Oct. 7, 1950.

Father Kapaun's remains to return to Kansas, family says

The remains of Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun, army chaplain and hero of the Korean War, will return to... Read more

Fr. Kapaun with his pipe. Courtesy of the Diocese of Wichita

Medal of Honor chaplain Fr Emil Kapaun's body identified, as sainthood inquiry continues

Department of Defense investigators have identified the remains of U.S. Army chaplain and Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun among... Read more

Army chaplain.

Military chaplains help traumatized soldiers, but who helps them?

As military veterans and victims of violence are treated for psychological trauma, the emotional wounds of missionaries and military chaplains... Read more

Fr. Kapaun with his pipe. Courtesy of the Diocese of Wichita.

This priest died in a Korean prison camp. Will the Catholic Church beatify him?

There's good news in Kansas: former army chaplain Father Emil J. Kapaun has taken a step closer to possible beatification... Read more

Father Stephen McDermott surveys the landscape in Afghanistan, where he served for the last year, earning the Army's Bronze Star.

A chat with the Philly priest who earned a Bronze Star in Afghanistan

After Mass at a typical parish, it’s fellowship over coffee and donuts. But for troops stationed in Afghanistan, after Mass... Read more

A soldier is baptized by a Ukrainian Catholic military chaplain.

Military chaplains: God in the trenches of Ukraine

Since April, Ukraine’s eastern provinces have experienced continual military confrontation between its government, and pro-Russian separatists and Russian forces, and... Read more

U.S. Army Chaplain, Fr. Lukasz Willenberg, finishing the Afghanistan Boston Marathon. Photo courtesy of Fr. Willenberg/The Rhode Island Catholic

Rhode Island military chaplain introduces Boston Marathon to Afghanistan

A year ago, Father Lukasz Willenberg could never have imagined that this year, despite racing under a most unique set... Read more

Fr. Carl Subler, US Army Captain, says Mass for soldiers in Badula Qulp, Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2010. USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez.

Legislators ask for strengthening of military religious freedom

A U.S. senator and a congressman have urged the Secretary of Defense to reissue military rules to strengthen religious freedom... Read more

US Army chaplain Fr. Carl Subler says Mass for soldiers in Badula Qulp, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2010. USAF photo by Tech. Sgt Efren Lopez.

Government shutdown threatens military Masses, chaplains

As the U.S. government shutdown continues, lawmakers are being urged to authorize the celebration of Mass by contract priests, who... Read more

Ted Bronson and Bishop Joseph Tri stand in front of a banner of Servant of God Fr. Vincent Capodanno in Vietnam, June 2013.

Navy chaplain honored in Vietnam despite Communist objections

Bishop Joseph Chau Ngoc Tri of Da Nang recently organized and was present at a Mass in honor of Father... Read more