Archbishop Broglio Issues Pastoral Letter

The Year of Faith: Seek Peace WASHINGTON, D.C.—His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, has issued a pastoral letter on the Year of Faith,declared by Pope Benedict XVI from October 11, 2012 to November 24, 2013. Here follows the text of the letter: Introduction Pursuing peace is a … Continue reading

Knights of Columbus Expand Fourth Degree Membership Among Overseas Military with Induction in Europe

120 Sir Knights based in three European nations enter K of C’s highest degree; new assembly and district created RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, GERMANY—The Knights of Columbus (K of C), the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization based in New Haven, Connecticut, further expanded its overseas ranks of Fourth Degree Knights serving in the U.S. military … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Delivers Homily at National Shrine to Open Year of Faith

Our Faith: Gift to be deepened, nurtured, and shared WASHINGTON, D.C.—His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, celebrated Mass and preached the homily at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday to open the Year of Faith, declared by Pope Benedict XVI from October 11, 2012 … Continue reading

Year of Faith Initiatives Encouraged for Catholics in U.S. Military and VA Medical Centers

AMS offers gatherings, resources and suggestions for faith communities to deepen knowledge WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the “Year of Faith” beginning on Thursday, the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) is encouraging Catholics in the United States military and VA Medical Centers to take meaningful advantage of the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Delivers Red Mass Homily

Reminds congregants not everything contemporary is good, stable foundations are essential, the ultimate value is “the eternal judgment rendered by Almighty God” WASHINGTON, D.C.—His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, delivered the homily Sunday at the Red Mass, held annually at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle … Continue reading

Catholic Lay Leaders in U.S. Military to Receive AMS Training in Evangelization

Participate in RENEW evangelization and faith formation program,”Why Catholic?” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Catholic lay leaders serving in the United States military at locations throughout the southeast will receive evangelization training this weekend at MacDill Air Force Base (AFB), Florida. The September 28-30 training, to be provided by representatives from the Archdiocese for the Military Services … Continue reading

Daily Mass a Way of Life Aboard Carrier John C. Stennis on Deployment to Gulf

AMS-endorsed Navy chaplain on board to serve the spiritual needs of Catholic Sailors PACIFIC OCEAN—Catholic Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), currently serving an earlier and longer-than-expected deployment to the Persian Gulf region amid growing tensions over Iran’s nuclear program, have daily access to Mass, sacraments and counseling, thanks … Continue reading

Broglio to Deliver Homily at Red Mass for Supreme Court Justices, Judges and Government Officials

WASHINGTON, D.C.—His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, will be the homilist for the Red Mass, held annually in Washington the day before the United States Supreme Court’s new term opens. The Mass is offered to invoke God’s blessing and guidance on justices, judges, attorneys and senior government officials. … Continue reading

Jeopardy Winnings of $5,000 Donated to AMS

U.S. Army doctor couple shares with archdiocese and two other military support charities WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) this week became the unlikely recipient of $5,000 in winnings from the television game show Jeopardy when a U.S. Army doctor donated part of the “take” from his three-game appearance in January. Captain Brendan … Continue reading

Co-Sponsored Seminarians and Clerics Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Nation’s Capital

More than two dozen gather for fraternity, prayer, and sightseeing WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than two dozen prospective Catholic military chaplains gathered in the nation’s capital over the Labor Day weekend for a three-day celebration of prayer, program training and fraternity sponsored by the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS). The group comprised 27 seminarians … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Extols Courage, Fidelity, Service of Vietnam War Hero and Catholic U.S. Navy Chaplain, Father Vincent R. Capodanno, M.M.

Encourages faithful to continue Servant of God’s “missionary spirit” during memorial Mass homily at National Shrine WASHINGTON, D.C.—His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, called on believers to follow in the spiritual footsteps of Vietnam War hero, Father Vincent R. Capodanno, M.M., and to “continue his Maryknoll missionary … Continue reading

Memorial Mass Scheduled TONIGHT for Vietnam War Hero Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM

*******NOTICE OF NEWS EVENT******* WHAT: A Memorial Mass for Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM, a United States Military Chaplain and Vietnam War hero, on the 45th anniversary of his death on a battlefield in Vietnam. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, will be the main celebrant. WHERE: … Continue reading

Memorial Mass for Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM

WHAT: The Memorial Mass for Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM, on the 45th anniversary of his death. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, will be the main celebrant. WHERE: The Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, … Continue reading

National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton to Honor Saint as Patroness of the Sea Services at Annual Pilgrimage for the Sea Services on October 7 at 3 pm

Admiral William J. Fallon, U.S. Navy (Ret.) Chairs Pilgrimage Committee Emmitsburg, MD —The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton will host hundreds of visitors on October 7 at 3 pm for its annual Pilgrimage for the Sea Services. Members of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and The United States Public Health … Continue reading