The ‘Grunt Padre’ died on a Vietnam battlefield as a military chaplain to U.S. Marines. Theological consultants recently voted to recommend to Vatican dicastery that the cause be suspended. But supporters remain hopeful that an appeal will resume the efforts.
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U.S. soldiers can experience transformation and healing where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. More than 175 active-duty personnel and veterans are participating in the pilgrimage this year, led by Archbishop Timothy Broglio.
Drawn by the desire to serve those who serve, candidates are answering ‘the call within a call’ to become active-duty priest chaplains in the U.S. armed forces at a time when the ranks are low.
COMMENTARY: At a time in which Catholics are being summoned to live our faith with greater courage and charity, this spiritual son of the French saint provides a great example and, we pray, will become a much-sought intercessor.
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.
With the 2020 election less than 50 days away, the Trump and Biden campaigns have been appealing to communities of faith — including Catholics — by highlighting issues they believe will resonate with religious voters. This week on Register Radio we talk to Register correspondent Lauretta Brown about the outreach of both campaigns to the Catholic vote. And then, we hear from Jonathan Liedl about the controversy over the Navy and the chaplain corps that raises questions about religious liberty in the armed forces.
Though ultimately overturned, the decision raises ongoing questions about religious liberty in the armed forces.
“Carrying the Blessed Sacrament was my protection.”