Catholic Catechists in U.S. Military to Gather in Baltimore for Mid-Atlantic Congress

BALTIMORE—Sixty-five religious educators and members of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) will be among Catholic lay leaders gathering in Baltimore, Md., this weekend for three days of training, discussion, and prayer at the seventh Annual Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC). The Congress, co-sponsored by the Association of Catholic Publishers and the Department of Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, gives diocesan and parish staffs and volunteers an opportunity to explore current challenges facing Catholic leaders in the areas of management, finances, human resources, and planning. MAC 2018 will take place at the Hilton Baltimore, 401 West Pratt St. More than 1500 are expected to participate in this year’s Congress, which has as its theme “Hope.” Continue reading

Active-Duty Couples Invited to Register for First-Ever Catholic Marriage Enrichment Retreat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) is now taking registrations for its first-ever Catholic Marriage Enrichment Retreat. The retreat, for active duty couples who have been married at least two years, will be held Feb. 16-18, 2018, at the Bon Secours Retreat House in Marriottsville, Md., a 300-acre pastoral setting with abundant spaces for reflection, both indoors and outdoors. Continue reading

Anonymous Donors Provide Subscriptions to FORMED.org for Catholics at 77 U.S. Military Installations

WASHINGTON, DC—For the first time ever, thanks to anonymous donors, Catholics serving at 77 United States Military installations across the U.S., Europe, and Asia will have a year’s worth of unlimited access to the Augustine Institute’s “FORMED” website, bringing a wide selection of audio and video productions about the Catholic faith to their fingertips. The current parish rate for a one-year subscription is $1,750. The donors recently contributed more than $130,000 to purchase a subscription for each installation. Continue reading

Deadline EXTENDED to Register for First-Ever National Conference for Catholic Young Adults in U.S. Military

NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS—The original deadline of May 12 has been extended to May 26 to register for Serving as a Missionary Disciple, the first-ever international conference held specifically for Catholic young adults in the U.S. Military. The conference will be held June 16-18, 2017, at the Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center in Northbrook, Ill., near Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports 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