Catholics on Deployment to Iraq to Have Christmas Mass Thanks to U.S. Navy Priest Chaplain Volunteer

Father Christopher S. Fronk, S.J., to spend Holy Season in theater NORFOLK, VA. – Catholic servicemen and women currently deployed to Iraq will be able to attend Christmas Mass this year, thanks to the U.S. Navy and a priest chaplain who volunteered. Father Christopher S. Fronk, S.J., Command Chaplain aboard the Nimitz class aircraft supercarrier … Continue reading

Archdiocese Celebrates Diaconal Ordination of Prospective New Military Chaplain

Rev. Mr. Philip O’Neill reaches milestone in formational journey toward priesthood BLOOMFIELD, CONN. – The Reverend Mr. Philip O’Neill, a candidate for the Catholic priesthood and United States military chaplaincy, was ordained a transitional Deacon on Saturday, Dec. 12, in Bloomfield, Conn. He hopes eventually to serve as a Catholic chaplain in the United States … Continue reading

Annulment Fees Eliminated with Commencement of the Holy Year of Mercy

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio eliminates fees in an effort to “reach out to all people and facilitate their encounter with the Risen Lord in the sacraments.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – As of Dec. 8, 2015, Catholics seeking marriage annulments through the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, will no longer be taxed to cover the administrative … Continue reading

AMS Represented at National Catholic Conferences for Young Adults

Young Adult Coordinator presents on how to practice faith in the military INDIANAPOLIS, IND.— The military can be a tough place for young adult Catholics to practice their faith. Long separations from family, limited access to the sacraments while on deployment, and tough moral choices are just a few of many challenges. In Indianapolis on … Continue reading

Prospective Catholic U.S. Military Chaplain Ordained Transitional Deacon in New York

Rev. Mr. Mark Bristol reaches next-to-last step in formational journey toward priestly ordination YONKERS, N.Y. – The Reverend Mr. Mark Bristol, a candidate for the Catholic priesthood and United States Military chaplaincy, was ordained a transitional deacon on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, for his home diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. The U.S. Navy veteran and graduate … Continue reading

Archbishop Timothy Broglio Calls on Brother Bishops to Release More Priests for Military Service

“I may soon be unable to provide Catholic priests to the military,” he tells General Assembly of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops BALTIMORE—Calling the shortage of Catholic priests in the U.S. armed forces “desperate,” Military Services Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio said Monday he may soon be “unable to provide Catholic priests to the military,” … Continue reading

Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, Kicks Off 2016 National Collection

Nov. 5-6, 2016, collection to support pastoral service and ministry for Catholic families in the U.S. Military and patients in VA Medical Centers WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), has officially kicked off its 2016 National Collection campaign. The collection, to be taken up in Catholic churches throughout the United … Continue reading

CATHOLIC MILITARY CHAPLAINS NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

7th Annual Benefit for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, to be held 7:00 p.m. (EST) THIS THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015, at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, 3900 Harewood Road NE, Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), will hold its 7th Annual Benefit reception from … Continue reading

Prospective Catholic Military Chaplains to Discern Vocations as Church Winds Up National Vocation Awareness Week

Nov. 12 benefit at Saint John Paul II Shrine offers faithful opportunity to support Catholic vocations in the U.S. Military WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Catholic Church in the United States winds up its observance of National Vocation Awareness Week Nov. 1-7, the Vocations Office of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), is … Continue reading

CatholicTV to Honor U.S. Military Veterans in Special November Schedule

Father Richard Erikson to host “Blink!” segments on saints and devout faithful who served WATERTOWN, MASS. – Throughout the month of November, CatholicTV will honor Veterans Day and All Souls Month by airing “Blink!” segments hosted by Father Richard Erikson, Ph.D. (Ch, Brig Gen, USAFR). The “Blink!” segments, called “No Greater Love,” tie into All … Continue reading

Dates Announced for 2016 Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage

Applications now being taken for all-expenses paid spiritual journey May 17-23 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA(AMS), and the Knights of Columbus (K of C) announced dates for the 2016 Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage for U.S. Military Personnel, including the wounded, disabled, and infirm. The pilgrimage will take place May 17-23, … Continue reading

Team AMS Crosses Finish line in 40th Marine Corps Marathon

Surpasses goal of raising more than $55,000 for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA WASHINGTON, D.C. – A team of 41 runners representing the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), in the 40th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and 10Kon Sunday surpassed its goal of raising $55,000 for the archdiocese thanks in part to … Continue reading

Chaplains Must Assist Military Traumatized by War, Pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service Republished by Permission VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As more members of the armed forces endure both physical and emotional scars from conflicts raging around the world, Pope Francis called on military chaplains to tend to their wounds with the healing balm of the sacraments. “At this time, in which … Continue reading