AMS-Endorsed Priests Knighted in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Investiture conducted in Saturday ceremony at Cathedral

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two Catholic military chaplains and two lay supporters of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) were invested Saturday in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, the successor of an ancient military force established some 900 years ago to protect a very jewel of Christendom—the Tomb of Christ. Crusader … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Calls on Public to Offer Christmas Prayers for U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans

Archbishop to spend holy season with servicemen and women in Middle East WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services (AMS), invites people everywhere to remember and pray for U.S. military personnel, veterans and their families as the world celebrates Christmas. Archbishop Broglio said: “The traditions … Continue reading

President Nominates Catholic Air Force Chaplain Richard Erikson for Promotion

Promotion from Colonel to Brigadier General awaits U.S. Senate confirmation WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Air Force (USAF) Reserve announced this week that Father Richard M. Erikson, a USAF colonel and Catholic military chaplain, has been selected for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General. President Obama officially nominated Father Erikson for the promotion, … Continue reading

Bishop Spencer Arrives in Afghanistan to Spend Advent and Christmas with Troops

Will celebrate confirmation of six soldiers during pastoral visit WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend F. Richard Spencer, Episcopal Vicar for Europe and Asia of the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS), arrived Monday in northern Afghanistan, where he will spend Advent and the Christmas holidays ministering to United States and multinational NATO … Continue reading

Military Chaplains Need Your Support

Fundraiser TONIGHT at the Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS), which endorses Catholic priests to serve in the U.S. armed forces as military chaplains, will hold its annual benefit reception at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on Tonight, November 8, 2011 at the Army Navy Country Club, … Continue reading

VA Medical Center Chaplain Named Finalist for Catholic Extension Society’s “Lumen Christi” Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) announced today that Father James Stump, OFM Cap, a chaplain based at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Palo Alto, California, was named one of six finalists for the Catholic Extension Society’s 34th Annual Lumen Christi (“Light of Christ”) Award. The Lumen Christi Award … Continue reading

Archdiocese Looks Forward to Schedule of Events for Week of Veterans Day

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Next week will be a busy time for the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) as the archdiocese and the nation prepare to observe Veterans Day on Friday, November 11. On Sunday, November 6 at 11:30 a.m. (EST), His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, will celebrate … Continue reading

Bishop Shares Insights on How to Reach Young Adults in the Military

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – How to bring the Gospel to young adults who treat religion like life insurance—something good to have, especially in an emergency, but not a moral compass for daily living? That is one of the biggest challenges facing military chaplains the world over, according to His Excellency, the Most Reverend F. Richard Spencer, … Continue reading

Archdiocese Announces Annual Benefit

November 8th Fundraiser to be held at the Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) announced today it will hold its annual benefit reception at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. The AMS is the … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Issues Statement on the Death of Archbishop Hannan

Recognizes contributions of “jumping padre” to those he served and the Church at large WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services (AMS), USA, today issued the following statement on the death of retired Archbishop Philip Hannan. Hannan, who died Thursday in New Orleans at the … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Joins USCCB President in Urging Obama Administration to Drop Constitutional Challenge of Defense of Marriage Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, issued a statement today in support of a letter from the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to U.S. President Barack Obama, urging President Obama to call off his administration’s attack on the constitutionality … Continue reading