Archbishop Broglio Condemns Federal Government Attempt to Force Contraception and Sterilization Insurance on Catholics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, today called on the federal government to stop trying to make Americans buy insurance for contraception and sterilization as a requirement for coverage under the nation’s new health care reform law. In implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable … Continue reading

Pastoral Ministry with Young Adults Requires Good Mentors

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—Like a good college quarterback, effective military chaplains should mix up their game plan to reach young adults with the Gospel and the sacraments. That’s the message from Mark Moitoza, Vice-Chancellor and Director of Evangelization of the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS). In a presentation to chaplains and priests gathered here for … Continue reading

Pope Condemns Terrorism, Commends American People in Wake of 9/11

WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, condemned terrorism and commended the American people for their “courage and generosity” in the wake of 9/11. The message was contained in a letter from the pontiff to the Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York and President of the United States Conference of Catholic … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Issues Statement on Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, issued the following statement on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Archbishop Broglio said: “On behalf of my auxiliary bishops, the priests and the faithful of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, I invite … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Calls on Faithful to Follow the Example of Father Vincent Capodanno

Delivers homily at memorial Mass for military chaplain killed in the line of duty WASHINGTON, DC – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, called on believers to follow the example of American war hero and Catholic military Chaplain, Father Vincent Capodanno, MM, in pursuing a Christian … Continue reading

Korean Military Bishop Joins Knights of Columbus

Gains honorary membership in historic ceremony SEOUL, KOREA—The Knights of Columbus (KOC) took an historic step to expand international membership in the Catholic fraternal service organization by inducting a Korean bishop on Saturday. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bishop Xavier Yu, the Ordinary for the Diocese for the Military Services, Korea was granted honorary KOC … Continue reading

Archbishop Issues Statement on Promotion of Archbishop O’Brien

WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services (AMS), USA today issued the following statement on the Vatican’s appointment of his AMS predecessor, Baltimore Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien, as Pro-Grand Master of the Equestrian Order (Knights) of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, based in Rome. … Continue reading

Recruitment of Catholic Military Chaplains Getting Back on Track Following Years of Declining Numbers

Influx of new seminarians raises financial challenges WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA welcomes a steady increase in the number of young men entering Catholic seminaries who would like to become military chaplains and thanks the many Catholic bishops who have agreed to co-sponsor them. When the 2011-2012 academic year rolls … Continue reading

Archbishop Arrives in Spain for World Youth Day

Will join more than one million young people in weeklong observance MADRID – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop of the Military Services, USA traveled from Washington, D.C. to Spain on Saturday to take part in services and activities observing World Youth Day (WYD) 2011. WYD, instituted by Blessed Pope John … Continue reading

Auxiliary Bishop Spencer Joins Thousands on Historic Pilgrimage in Poland

300th anniversary pilgrimage to Black Madonna of Czestochowa CZESTOCHOWA, POLAND – His Excellency, the Most Reverend F. Richard Spencer, Episcopal Vicar for Europe and Asia of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, joined thousands of international pilgrims on cross-country hikes to Poland’s most revered shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary—Our Lady of Czestochowa. The … Continue reading

Knights of Columbus Creates $1 Million Scholarship to Educate New U.S. Military Chaplains

DENVER—The Knights of Columbus has established a new scholarship to help fund education for Catholic seminarians preparing to become U.S. military chaplains. Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson announced the $1 million “Father McGivney Military Chaplain Scholarship” during his Annual Report to the 129th Supreme Convention. The scholarship is named after the Venerable Father Michael McGivney, … Continue reading