EDITORIAL: With the election of the former diplomat and current shepherd of the Archdiocese for the Military Services to serve as conference president, the bishops have a leader who is well poised to continue to build unity among the U.S. episcopacy and with the Holy See.
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The conference’s annual fall assembly included the election of new leadership, discussion over ‘Faithful Citizenship’ and updates on the Eucharistic Revival.
In a brief press conference, Archbishop Broglio also spoke on the connection between homosexuality and the clergy sex abuse crisis, his relationship with Pope Francis, among other topics.
The archbishop has been a staunch defender of religious-freedom protections for those serving in the military.
Though many of the soldiers to whom Father Capodanno ministered in Vietnam were likely drafted, Capodanno chose to be there.
Military branches have instituted various deadlines for the vaccination of all troops.
Archbishop Timothy Broglio has encouraged vaccination as an act of charity.
During an interview ahead of Memorial Day 2021, Archbishop Broglio said the “first thing” George Washington asked for “when he accepted his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army was that there be chaplains."
Archbishop Broglio urged donors to be generous to the military archdiocese, which is currently running on a $425,000 budget deficit and receives no funds from the government or the military for its operations.
Military archbishop is raising awareness of the persecution that religious minorities face around the world..