Prospective Catholic Navy Chaplain Ordained a Transitional Deacon in Solemn Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica

James Hinkle enters final stage of priestly formation as AMS supports new vocations to relieve chronic shortage of Catholic military chaplains WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) rejoices in the diaconal ordination of yet another prospective newmilitary chaplain. Reverend Mr. James Hinkle was ordained a transitional deacon on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at … Continue reading

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Resolution to Allow Mass on Military Installations During Government Shutdown

Video Vote follows op-ed by AMS General Counsel John Schlageter on non-active duty priests banned from bases WASHINGTON, D.C.— The United States House of Representatives today voted 400-1 to pass House Concurrent Resolution 58 calling on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to allow the continued performance of religious services on military installations during the government shutdown. The resolution was … Continue reading

Shutdown Impacts Chapel Services

By John Schlageter If the government shutdown continues through the weekend, there will be no Catholic priest to celebrate Mass this Sunday in the chapels at some U.S. military installations where non-active-duty priests serve as government contractors. Military personnel enjoy, like all Americans, the First Amendment guarantee of the “Free Exercise” of their particular religious … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Solemnizes Cause for the Beatification of Father Vincent Capodanno, MM

Makes public tribunal appointments to deliberate Cause in keeping with canonical requirements WASHINGTON, D.C.—During a vespers service Tuesday evening in the Pastoral Center of the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS), His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., presided over an extraordinary event: the formal renewal of the opening of the Cause for Beatification … Continue reading

Prospective Catholic Air Force Chaplain Ordained a Transitional Deacon

Kenneth Malley enters final stage of priestly formation as AMS supports new vocations to relieve chronic shortage of Catholic military chaplains WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Archdiocese for the Military Services(AMS) rejoices in the diaconal ordination of a prospective new military chaplain. Kenneth Malley was ordained a transitional deacon Sunday at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist … Continue reading

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio Issues Guidance to Catholic Military Chaplains on Same-Gender Relationships

Statement reiterates Church teaching on homosexuality WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, has sent to all priests and deacons in the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) a statement entitled “Renewed Fidelity in favor of Evangelization.” Signed on September 17, the memorial of St. … Continue reading

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton to Honor Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton as Patroness of the Sea Services at Annual Pilgrimage on October 6 at 3 p.m.

EMMITSBURG, MARYLAND —The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton will welcome visitors on October 6 at 3 p.m. for its annual Pilgrimage for the Sea Services. Members of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and The United States Public Health Service along with family members and friends will gather at the Basilica … Continue reading

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio Issues Statement on Navy Yard Shootings

Calls for restoration of respect for life into the fabric of the Nation 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 shootings at the Navy Yard. Archbishop Broglio said: “With all people of good will, I am shocked and … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Announces Establishment of Capodanno Guild for the Cause for Canonization of Vietnam War Priest Hero

Will exist as only organization authorized to serve as the petitioner for and supporter of Cause for canonization of Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM WASHINGTON, D.C.—His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, announced on Wednesday night establishment of “the Capodanno Guild.” The Guild, established by the Archdiocese for … Continue reading

Memorial Mass Tonight at 6:30 p.m. (ET) for Vietnam War Hero Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM, CHC, LT, USNR

WHAT: A Memorial Mass for Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM, United States Navy Chaplain and Vietnam War hero, on the 46th 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 and homilist. WHERE: The Crypt Church of the Basilica of the … Continue reading

Prospective New Catholic Military Chaplains Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Nation’s Capital

30 co-sponsored seminarians gather for fraternity, training and prayer WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty prospective Catholic military chaplains gathered in the nation’s capital over the Labor Day weekend for a three-day celebration of prayer, training and fraternity sponsored by the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS). The group comprised young men from seminaries across the United … Continue reading

Father Vincent R. Capodanno Remembered

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On April 11, the nation witnessed an extraordinary event in the East Room of the White House. President Obama presented the Medal of Honor—the nation’s highest military decoration—to the nephew of a deceased Catholic priest, U.S. Army chaplain Father Emil Kapaun, for his uncle’s heroic service and death in the Korean War. Tonight, the … Continue reading

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio Issues Statement on Syria

Calls on faithful to fast and pray for peace on Saturday, Sept. 7, in response to Pope’s request WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, made the following statement today on the prospect of United States military intervention in Syria. Archbishop Broglio said: “Pope Francis … Continue reading