Christmas Mass Celebrated in Bethlehem on AMS Pilgrimage to Holy Land

Archbishop Timothy Broglio gives homily at the Church of St. Catherine BETHLEHEM—During a Christmas Mass at the Church of St. Catherine in Bethlehem, His Excellency, the Most ReverendTimothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, called on Holy Land pilgrims to remember why Christ was born—to assure human salvation. The archbishop celebrated the Mass … Continue reading

The Catholic Guy Broadcasts Alongside U.S. Troops and Military Chaplains in Germany

Lino Rulli hosting special Christmas time editions of his SiriusXM Catholic Channel show from U.S. military bases in Kaiserslautern and Weisbaden WASHINGTON, D.C.—Lino Rulli, host of The Catholic Guy show on the Catholic Channel on SiriusXM, is joining the military…at least in spirit. Rulli is broadcasting this week from two American military bases in Germany, … Continue reading

VA Chaplain and Former Anglican Ordained a Catholic Priest

Father Bill Cantrell to continue ministry in Department of Veterans Affairs RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA—Father Bill Cantrell, a chaplain in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and a former Anglican priest, was ordained a Catholic priest on Saturday, December 7, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Through the invocation of the Holy Spirit and the imposition of hands, Bishop Michael Burbidge ordained … Continue reading

AMS Collections for Relief to Philippines Approach $100,000

Archdiocese continues to receive donations from Catholic military personnel WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) has collected a growing total of more than $93,000 so far to support relief to the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan struck the country in early November. Chief Financial Officer William Biggs said the AMS has received donations from … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Completes Pilgrimage to Holy Land

Group of pilgrims from the Archdiocese for the Military Services ends tour of Israel and Palestine in Jerusalem JERUSALEM—His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, celebrated completion of a week-long pilgrimage to the Holy Land on Thursday night. In Jerusalem, he joined the Most Reverend Gieseppe Lazzarotto, J.C.D., Apostolic Nuncio … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Leads Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Spiritual journey closes the Year of Faith WASHINGTON, D.C.—His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, embarks Friday on an eight-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Archbishop Broglio will lead an entourage of 35 pilgrims to sacred Christian sites throughout Israel, including Joppa, Nazareth, Cana, Capernaum, Caesarea Philippi, Tiberias, … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Calls for Support to Philippines Following Typhoon Haiyan

Archdiocese for the Military Services now taking donations WASHINGTON, D.C.—Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio is calling on Catholics throughout the Archdiocese for the Military Services(AMS) to support relief efforts in the Philippines following TyphoonHaiyan. Monetary donations may be sent directly to the AMS at the following address: Attn: Philippine Typhoon Relief P.O. Box 4469 Washington, DC … Continue reading

Special Collection This Weekend for the Archdiocese for the Military Services

Faithful offered opportunity to support Catholic ministry in the U.S. military and VA Medical Centers WASHINGTON—American Catholics have a unique opportunity this weekend to support Catholic ministry in the U.S. military and Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers by giving to a first-ever, special collection at Sunday Mass. Parishes across the country will take up the … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Calls on Faithful to Pray for Veterans and Fallen Warriors on Veterans 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 on the occasion ofVeterans Day. Archbishop Broglio said: “We enjoy great freedom in the United States. That includes, especially, the freedom to … Continue reading

Father Aidan Logan Named AMS Vocations Director

Confronts chronic shortage of Catholic military chaplains WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) has a new Vocations Director. Father Aidan (Arthur H.) Logan, o.c.s.o., currently a civilian priest assigned to the United States Air Force, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, assumes the new position in January, 2014. He replaces Father John … Continue reading

Archdiocese Partners with Life Teen to Encourage Catholic Youth Ministry

Pair forms core teams and leader trainings to share the Catholic faith WASHINGTON, D.C.—United States military families move extensively, transferring from one base to the other. Their mobile lifestyle can make it hard for teenagers to plant roots of faith. Now, Catholics have a new support system through establishment of a partnership between the Archdiocese … Continue reading

Team AMS Finishes the Race in 38th Marine Corps Marathon

Group of 24 runners raises more than $26,000 for archdiocese WASHINGTON, D.C.—A team of 24 runners representing the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) in the 38th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Sunday raised more than $26,000 for the archdiocese, easily surpassing its $25,000 goal; and even though the race is over, donations will continue to … Continue reading

Archdiocese for the Military Services Counts on Generosity of U.S. Catholics in Upcoming Special Collection

November 9-10 special collection in parishes nationwide to support pastoral services for Catholics in the U.S. armed forces and VA Medical Centers WASHINGTON—American Catholics have a unique opportunity next month to support Catholic ministry in the U.S. military and Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers by giving to a first-ever, special collection at Sunday Mass. Parishes … Continue reading

Catholic Priests Remain on Furlough Due to Government Shutdown

Catholic military personnel facing 2nd Sunday without Mass WASHINGTON, D.C.—With no end in sight to the federal government shutdown, dozens of Catholic priests under contract with the United States military remain on furlough, denied access to the bases and military populations they serve. Mr. John Schlageter, General Counsel of the Archdiocese for the Military Services … Continue reading