Archbishop Timothy Broglio Leads Faithful on Pilgrimage to Dachau Concentration Camp

DACHAU, GERMANY – Archbishop Timothy P. Broglioled Catholics on a pilgrimage Saturday to the infamousDachau Concentration Camp in Germany, where tens of thousands of Jews, Catholic priests, and others suffered torture and death, before and during World War II, at the hands of the Nazis under Hitler. Approximately two-hundred pilgrims, including many active-duty U.S. servicemen … Continue reading

Two Prospective Catholic U.S. Navy Chaplains Ordained as Archdiocese Battles Military Priest Shortage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), is celebrating the ordinations of two prospective U.S. Navy chaplains. Father Mark Bristol, 31, was ordained a priest on Saturday, June 4, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Reverend Mr. Samuel Schneider, 25, was ordained a transitional deacon on Sunday, June 5, in Superior, Wis. Both prospective … Continue reading

Ordinations Joyfully Welcomed at Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), is celebrating the ordinations of two prospective U.S. Military chaplains over the Memorial Day weekend. Father Daniel Swartz, 27, was ordained a priest in Columbus, Ohio. Reverend Mr. Rene Pellessier, 26, was ordained a transitional deacon in Lafayette, La. Both ordinations took place on … Continue reading

EWTN and CatholicTV to Broadcast Memorial Mass on Memorial Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A solemn Mass in honor of United States servicemen and women, living and dead, will air across North America on both EWTNand CatholicTV at 12 noon (ET) on Memorial Day, May 30. The broadcast will be repeated at 8:00 p.m. on CatholicTV and at midnight on EWTN. His Excellency, the Most Reverend … Continue reading

AMS Offering Scholarships to Tekakwitha Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), is now offering scholarships for AMS ministry leaders to attend the 77th annual Tekakwitha Conference being held July 20-24, 2016, in Burlingam, Calif. Thanks to the generosity of the Black and Indian Mission Office, the AMS will provide four (4) scholarships, each in the … Continue reading

Bishop Neal J. Buckon Inducted into John Carroll University’s Wolfpack Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Auxiliary Bishop Neal J. Buckon was inducted Saturday into the Wolfpack Hall of Fame at John Carroll University(JCU). JCU’s President, Father Robert J. Niehoff, S.J., and Lt. Col.Matthew Johnson, USA, Professor of Military Science and Detachment Commander, presented the citation and a plaque to Bishop Buckon during a 10:00 a.m. ceremony at … Continue reading

Retired Navy Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall Appointed to National Review Board of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Garry E. Hallhas been appointed to the National Review Board of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The appointment was announced this week by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., USCCB president. The USCCB established the National Review Board in 2002 as a consultative body … Continue reading

Memorial Mass Draws 2,500 Faithful to the National Shrine

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Approximately 2,500 Catholics gathered in the GreatUpper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Pentecost Sunday for a special noon Mass to honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces, particularly those who paid the ultimate price for American liberty. The … Continue reading

Warriors to Lourdes Depart This Week on Annual Pilgrimage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, more than one-hundred retired and active-duty U.S. Military personnel–some of them wheelchair-bound from wounds suffered in combat–will gather in Lourdes, France for the annual Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage. The Pilgrimage, co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, is an important aspect of U.S. … Continue reading

Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, Distributes Liguori’s Donation of Reveille for the Soul to Seven Installations

LIGUORI, Mo. — Liguori Publications, a Catholic publisher and ministry of the Redemptorists, donated 700 copies of Reveille for the Soul: Prayers for Military Lifeto the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), to serve the pastoral needs of recruits. The AMS is distributing the books on a limited basis among seven military installations across … Continue reading

Massachusetts Knights of Columbus Presents Lantern Award to AMS Military Chaplains

FRAMINGHAM, MASS.—The Knights of Columbus (K of C) for the jurisdiction of Massachusetts presented the organization’s 2016 Lantern Award Monday night to “all the military chaplains of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS).” The Lantern Award, established in 1957 to honor those who reflect the religious and patriotic ideals of the Founding Fathers, … Continue reading