Veterans Affairs

V.A. Chaplains Minister to Patients in 153 V.A. Medical Centers throughout the Country.

The Archdiocese is the sole endorser of Catholic Chaplains for the Veterans Administration Medical Centers. As of 2016, 188 priests are currently endorsed for service in the Veterans Administration. Follow this link for more information about the VA on the VA National Chaplain Center website.

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  • Basic Expectations for the Pastoral Care of Catholic Personnel and Staff in Veteran Affairs Institutions, (pdf 88kb)
  • To submit the VA Chaplain Quarterly Report, please login to the MyAMS Portal.

Episcopal Vicar for Veterans Affairs, The Most Reverend Richard B. Higgins, S.T.L., D.D.