Archbishop Asks for More Priests

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,” unless his brother American bishops release more priests to serve as chaplains. In remarks to the General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop Broglio painted a sobering outlook for rank-and-file access to Catholic pastoral service and ministry in the military.

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