Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, Launches Podcast

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), launched a new podcast called Catholic Military Life. The podcast, featuring recorded audio conversations with chaplains and others involved with pastoral care to those who serve, will appear in regular episodes on the AMS website, its Facebook page, and external sites such as SoundCloud and PodOmatic. Continue reading

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio Issues Easter Video Easter Message

WASHINGTON, D.C. –His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, has issued an Easter video message for Catholics under his pastoral care worldwide, including U.S. Military personnel and their families, patients in the nation’s VA Medical Centers, and Americans working for the federal government beyond U.S. borders. At a time of heightened international tension, Archbishop Broglio calls on the faithful to invigorate their prayer life. Continue reading

Archbishop Timothy Broglio Consecrates and Blesses Sacramental Oils at Annual Chrism Mass

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Sacred oils for sacramental and ecclesiastical use over the coming year on U.S. military sites the world over—and in the nation’s VA Medical Centers—were blessed and consecrated Tuesday evening at the annual chrism Mass of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). During the Mass, Catholic military chaplains and priests in service to the Archdiocese also renewed their ministerial commitment. Watch video of the Mass here. Continue reading

MCCW Receives Koch Foundation Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Military Council of Catholic Women (MCCW) has been awarded a $13,000 grant from the Koch Foundation. The grant will be used to train military-affiliated women in evangelization and leader development. Continue reading

Wanted: 50 Runners to Join Team AMS in October 2017 Army Ten-Miler

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), needs 50 volunteer runners to join her charity team in this year’s Army Ten-Miler on Oct. 8 in Washington, D.C. The Archdiocese is counting on Team AMS to raise $60,000 in charitable donations to support vocations, evangelization, and other religious programs for Catholic families in the United States Military, veterans hospitalized in the nation’s VA Medical Centers, and civilians working for the federal government beyond U.S. borders. Both runners and donors can sign up at milarch.rallybound.org. Prospective corporate sponsors are asked to contact Marie Cacace, Assistant Director of Major Gifts, at majorgiftsasst@milarch.org or (202) 719-3646. Continue reading

Twenty Men Gather for Discernment Retreat on Possible Vocations as U.S. Military Chaplains

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA— Twenty (20) men from every service branch of the United States Armed Forces and civilian life will gather here this weekend for a March 23-26 discernment retreat aimed at helping them determine if they are called by the Holy Spirit to be Catholic priests and military chaplains. The Vocations Office of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), is conducting the annual retreat at St. Patrick’s Seminary. Continue reading

Young Adults and Families in U.S. Military Gain Access to New Online Course in Evangelization and Faith Formation

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Starting this Lent, military young adults and families, Hispanic and faithful of all cultures will have a new online resource for learning about their faith, developing spirituality, and preparing to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), is offering, in collaboration with the University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF), a FREE course called Missionary Disciples: Witnesses of God’s Love. Continue reading

Bishop Robert Barron’s CATHOLICISM: the Pivotal Players Shipped to Catholic Military Communities Worldwide

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Just in time for Lent, Catholics serving in the United States Military will have free access to the first volume of Bishop Robert Barron’s new video series, CATHOLICISM: the Pivotal Players. The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), has shipped 500 complimentary DVD box sets, complete with study materials, to Catholic faith communities on U.S. Military installations around the world, aboard U.S. Navy warships, and in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers. Continue reading

U.S. Military Catholics March for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Dozens of Catholic United States Military personnel and members of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), walked in the March for Life today on the National Mall. The delegation included more than 40 from Fort Bragg, N.C., three dozen from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and nearly a dozen others from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Continue reading