New Judicial Vicar Appointed for Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

Father Christopher Armstrong named to fill vacant position WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Reverend Christopher Armstrong, S.T.D., J.C.D., of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been appointed Judicial Vicar of theArchdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). ArchbishopTimothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., announced the appointment today. As Judicial Vicar, Father Armstrong will be responsible for overseeing the work of the archdiocesan Tribunal, … Continue reading

Catholic Teens Living on U.S. Military Installations in Europe Gather for Inspire[D] Youth Conference

AMS partners with Life Teen to put on conference in Schoenstatt, Germany SCHOENSTATT, GERMANY—One-hundred-forty high school teenagers and chaperones from U.S. Military installations throughout Europe will gather in Schoenstatt, Germany this weekend for a Catholic youth conference organized with support from the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). The Aug. 8-10 conference, called Inspire[D], … Continue reading

Archbishop Timothy Broglio Appoints Spiritual Moderator for Military Council of Catholic Women in Europe

Father Redmond M. Raux, a retired U.S. Air Force Chaplain, to assume position WASHINGTON, D.C. – Father Redmond M. Raux, V.F., Ch, Lt Col, USAF, Ret, has been appointed Spiritual Moderator for the Military Council of Catholic Women in Europe(MCCW-Europe). MCCW-Europe is a regional branch of the Military Council of Catholic Women (MCCW), a non-profit organization … Continue reading

Catholic Air Force Chaplain Nominated for Induction to Alma Mater’s Athletic Hall of Fame

Father Timothy J. Hirten to be inducted into Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio’s “Baron Hall of Fame” on August 31, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Father Timothy J. Hirten, Ch, Maj, USAF, a United States Air Force chaplain with endorsement and faculties from the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), has been nominated for induction to the “Baron Hall … Continue reading

Archbishop Timothy Broglio calls on Americans to Remember the Brave on Fourth of July

Recognizes nation’s debt to men and women in uniform, past and present WASHINGTON, D.C.—His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the United States Military Services, issued the following statement on the occasion of the Fourth of July celebration of American Independence. Archbishop Broglio said: “Independence Day is an occasion for picnics and … Continue reading

Priests Ordained in Hopes of Joining the United States Navy Chaplain Corps

Fathers Christopher Christensen, James Hinkle and Steven Walker enter the priesthood in their home diocese of Arlington, Va. ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – Three prospective Catholic U.S. Navy chaplains were ordained priests Saturday, June 7, 2014, in their home diocese of Arlington, Va. Father Christopher Christensen, Father James Hinkle, and Father Steven Walker all hope eventually to … Continue reading

D-Day Memorial Invocation Offered by AMS Auxiliary Bishop F. Richard Spencer

Episcopal Vicar for Europe and Asia leads prayer at internationally televised commemorative gathering NORMANDY – Auxiliary Bishop F. Richard Spencer delivered the invocation at today’s internationally televised ceremony in Normandy marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day, when U.S.-led Western Allied forces landed to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation. In the ceremony, attended by U.S. President Barack Obama and French … Continue reading

Ordinations Joyfully Welcomed at Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

Two prospective chaplains ordained at weekend Masses, reaching milestones in priestly formation WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) welcomed two more ordinations on Saturday, the Feast of the Visitation. Father Paul Shovelain, 26, was ordained a priest in St. Paul, Minn. Reverend Mr. Thomas Gallagher, 26, was ordained a transitional … Continue reading

D-Day’s Only U.S. Military Chaplain Casualty Receives Salute from AMS

Father Ignatius Maternowski remembered as nation commemorates 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the nation prepares to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy on Friday, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) salutes Father Ignatius Maternowski, the only United States military chaplain to die … Continue reading

West Point-Bound High School Graduate Credits Archbishop Broglio for Upward Career Path; Creates Scholarship

Salutatorian André Michell graduates from St. John Paul the Great High School in Dumfries, Va. after enrolling on Archbishop’s recommendation; starts basic training at U.S. Military Academy at West Point in July WASHINGTON, D.C. – In 2011, when he was 15 years old, André Michell was living with his family in Kuwait City, where his … Continue reading

U.S. Navy Chaplain Candidate Ordained a Transitional Catholic Deacon

Diaconal ordination marks next-to-last step toward priesthood for Rev. Mr. Jonathan Norton FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – The Reverend Mr. Jonathan Norton, a candidate for the Catholicpriesthood and United States military chaplaincy, was ordained a transitional DeaconSaturday, May 24, in his home diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind. He hopes eventually to serve as a Catholic … Continue reading