Archdiocese Announces Annual Benefit

October 30th Fund-raiser to be held at Blessed Pope John II Shrine 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, October 30, 2012 at The Blessed John Paul II Shrine, 3900 Harewood Road NE, Washington, D.C. The AMS … Continue reading

Auxiliary Bishop Spencer Joins Soldiers from 6 Nations on Walk for Peace in Poland

Military delegation participates in annual pilgrimage to Black Madonna on the Feast of the Assumption and Poland’s Armed Forces Day CZESTOCHOWA, POLAND – His Excellency, the Most Reverend F. Richard Spencer, Episcopal Vicar for Europe and Asia of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), joined soldiers and military officers from the United States … Continue reading

Catholic Military Youth to Build Bridges of Faith in Weekend Conferences

Youth Conferences to be held in Germany and Texas WASHINGTON, D.C. – Catholic high school teenagers belonging to families in the United States military will come together this weekend to explore the Faith they share in two youth conferences on separate continents—one in Schoenstatt, Germany, the other in San Antonio, Texas. Both conferences are supported … Continue reading

AMS Website Named Among Top 10 Best of the Year

www.milarch.orgrecognized as user-friendly site for Catholics in the U.S. military ARLINGTON, Va. – The official website of the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS)— www.milarch.org —was named a “Top 10 Best Website of the Year” at the 2012 conference of The Diocesan Information Systems Conference (DISC) held August 1-3 in Arlington, Virginia. The AMS Website, which … Continue reading

AMS Named Recipient of $56,000 Grant from Catholic Extension

Funds to support development of evangelization and faith formation program, “Why Catholic?” CHICAGO – Catholic Extension announced it has approved a $56,000 grant to be provided over the next two years for the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS). It will support development of an evangelization and faith formation program for Catholics in the United … Continue reading

AMS Receives $200,000 Check from Knights of Columbus to Launch Seminarian Scholarship

First of five installments to educate future military chaplains WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) has received a $200,000 check from the Knights of Columbus (K of C) to launch the “Father McGivney Military Chaplain Scholarship,” a fund to support the seminary education of future Catholic military chaplains through the “Seminarian … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Salutes Troops and Veterans on Independence Day

Recognizes Nation’s debt to brave men and women of U.S. Armed Forces WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, issued the following statement as the Nation celebrates its birth on the 4th of July. Archbishop Broglio said: “The liberties enshrined in the Bill of Rights … Continue reading

Papal Honors Conferred on Rev. Msgr. James E. Burnett

Chief of Chaplain Service at Hines VA Hospital celebrates Papal Honors and honorary title of “monsignor” HINES, ILLINOIS – A celebration at the Hines VA chapel on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 marked the concession of Papal honors to Rev. Msgr. James E. Burnett, Chief of Chaplain Service at Hines VA Hospital and President of the … Continue reading

AMS Celebrates 9 Ordinations

7 priests and 2 deacons ordained in banner year for new vocations to fill growing shortage of Catholic military chaplains WASHINGTON, D.C. – Working hard to reverse a growing shortage of Catholic chaplains in the United States military, the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) is reaping the fruits of its labor this graduation season—a … Continue reading

U.S. Air Force Reserve Chaplain Mark Rowan Named Monsignor in Home Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York

Receives papal honor as Chaplain of His Holiness WASHINGTON, D.C. – Father Mark Rowan, a Chaplain Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) endorsed by the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS), has been named a monsignor in his home diocese of Rockville Centre, New York. His Excellency, the Most Reverend William Murphy, … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Issues Statement on Lawsuits over Religious Freedom

Says Church forced to define and defend a truth—that religious freedom is a gift from Almighty God—in response to an attack WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, issued the following statement today on the filing of lawsuits by Catholic institutions to protect religious freedom: … Continue reading

Papal Honors given to AMS Worker for Exceptional Service

Ms. Ruth Noemi Juarez receives Benemerenti Medal WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ms. Ruth Noemi Juarez of Wheaton, Maryland, an employee of the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) for twenty-two years, received a papal decoration Friday for her long and exceptional service to the Catholic Church. Ms. Juarez is Assistant Director of the AMS Office of … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Calls on Faithful for Recommitment to Fundamental Values

Delivers homily at 18th annual Memorial Mass honoring U.S. military personnel, living and deceased WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, celebrated the 18th annual Memorial Mass honoring United States servicemen and women, both living and deceased, on Sunday, the Solemnity of the Ascension, in … Continue reading