Archdiocese Celebrates Ordination of Permanent Deacons

Archbishop Broglio ordains Deacons Roy Mellon and Joseph Pak during holy Mass at National Shrine Archbishop Broglio ordains Deacon Roy Mellon. Archbishop Broglio ordains Deacon Joseph Pak. WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Archdiocese for the Military Services(AMS)celebrated the ordination of two permanent deacons for service to those who serve. Roy Mellon and Joseph Pak, both American citizens and members of … Continue reading

AMS Celebrates Catholic Priestly Ordination of Two Former Episcopal Military Chaplains

Ordination Masses celebrated in Germany and Guam on Saturday WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) is celebrating the Catholic priestly ordinations on Saturday of two United States military chaplains and former Episcopal priests, both entering the Catholic priesthood through the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, established by the … Continue reading

Memorial Mass Scheduled SEPT. 4, 2013 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

Archdiocese Bids Farewell to Longtime Employee Margaret Elizabeth Scuderi

Vicar General Concelebrates Funeral Mass in Silver Spring, Maryland SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND – Funeral services were held today for Ms. Margaret Elizabeth Scuderi, a retired 20-year veteran employee of the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS). Ms. Scuderi died of natural causes on her birthday, Saturday, July 27, at her home in Silver Spring, Maryland. She … Continue reading

World Youth Day Events to be Live Streamed on AMS App

Free Service will enable active-duty young adults around the world to watch in real time WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) today announced its app, AMS Catholic Faith Deployed,will provide live stream video of events at the July 23-28World Youth Day (WYD) 2013 celebration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The app, available as a … Continue reading

Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA Stands as Official Voice of Catholics in the U.S. Armed Forces

Recent media coverage of religious freedom issues in the military call for clarification WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recent media reports surrounding the issue of religious freedom in the United States military, and specifically, the creation of the Coalition to Restore Military Religious Freedom, have given rise to the question of which organization speaks on behalf of … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Voices Support for Initiative to Secure Religious Freedom in U.S. Military

“No one who raises a right hand to defend the Constitution should sacrifice one of its fundamental principles!” WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, today expressed his support for an effort led by the Family Research Council (FRC) to secure religious liberty for members … Continue reading

Father Eric Albertson Appointed AMS Dean for South Korea

Will serve as point of reference for Catholic U.S. military personnel, families and chaplains based on Korean Peninsula WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, today announced the appointment of Father Eric Albertson, CH COL USA, to the position of Dean for South Korea. As … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Issues Op-Ed on U.S. Supreme Court Rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8

WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA issued the following op-ed piece today on the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8. Op-Ed By the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D. Archbishop for the Military Services, USA … Continue reading

Prospective Catholic Military Chaplain Ordained Transitional Deacon

Rev. Mr. John Crutchfield on track to become priest in U.S. Army HELENA, MONTANA—Rev. Mr. John Crutchfield was ordained a transitional deacon Friday during the celebration of Mass at the Cathedral of St. Helena in Helena, Montana. A seminarian at Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon , Rev. Mr. Crutchfield is on track to become … Continue reading

AMS Website Wins Diocesan Achievement Award at Annual DISC Conference recognized as model for the use of technology to serve faithful DALLAS, TEXAS – The official website of the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS)––was honored with a Diocesan Achievement Award at the 2013 Diocesan Information Systems Conference (DISC) Thursday night in Dallas, Texas. The AMS was chosen among 254 Catholic North American dioceses … Continue reading

Seventeen New Prospective Catholic Military Chaplains Complete “Step Closer” Retreat

Enter advanced stage in discernment of priesthood and military chaplaincy LUTZ, FLORIDA –Seventeen men are a “step closer” to discerning whether God is calling them to be Catholic priests and U.S. military chaplains following a weekend of prayer and reflection at the “Step Closer Retreat” sponsored annually by the Vocations Office of the Archdiocese for … Continue reading

Two Prospective Catholic Military Chaplains Ordained Priests

Weekend ordinations the latest yield in bumper harvest of new vocations for military service WASHINGTON, D.C.—Father Jason Burchell and Father Angel Marrero were ordained priests Saturday, June 8, with hopes of answering the “vocation within a vocation” to serve as Catholic chaplains in the U.S. military. Father Burchell was ordained by His Excellency, the Most … Continue reading