Vietnam War Hero and Catholic U.S. Navy Chaplain, Father Vincent R. Capodanno, M.M., Remembered at Mass

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just two days after Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint, Catholics gathered last night for a Mass to remember another outstanding Christian role model and candidate for sainthood: Vietnam War hero and U.S. Navy chaplain Father Vincent R. Capodanno, M.M. Father Capodanno died of enemy gunfire on Sept. 4, 1967, in … Continue reading

Co-Sponsored Seminarians Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with AMS Clergy in Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty-three (33) prospective Catholic military chaplains gathered in the nation’s capital over the Labor Day weekend for a three-day celebration of prayer, reflection, and fraternity sponsored by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). The group comprised seminarians from all over the United States participating in the “Co-Sponsored Seminarian Program” (CSP), … Continue reading

Back-to-School Season Brings 14 Prospective New Catholic Military Chaplains to Co-Sponsored Seminarian Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Back-to-school season brings new hope of relief for a severe Catholic chaplain shortage in the U.S. Military. Among the several hundred candidates entering American seminaries for the first time this fall, at least nine plan, after ordination, to go on active duty as chaplains. Additionally, another five U.S. Catholic seminarians in various … Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio Celebrates Mass at Poland’s Famous Jasna Góra Monastery

CZĘSTOCHOWA, POLAND – On Monday, July 25, 2016, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, celebrated Mass at Poland’s holiest site, the Jasna Góra Monastery—home of the famous Black Madonna icon—for U.S. Military Catholics en route to the World Youth Day 2016 celebration July 26-31 in Kraków. … Continue reading

U.S. Military Catholics to Attend World Youth Day 2016 in Kraków, Poland

WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, will lead a delegation of 20 U.S. Military members and staff from the same Archdiocese (AMS), to the World Youth Day (WYD) 2016 celebration July 26-31 in Kraków, Poland. The AMS delegation will comprise young Catholics currently … Continue reading

Catholic News Service Publishes In-Depth 8-Part Multimedia Series on Catholic U.S. Military Chaplains

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the Fourth of July coming up on Monday, Catholic News Service (CNS) is publishing an in-depth, eight-part multimedia series this week on Catholic priests who serve as United States Military chaplains. The publication is also timed to coincide with the 241st anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps … Continue reading

Production Underway on Documentary Film about Vietnam War Hero Father Vincent R. Capodanno, M.M., Servant of God

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From the weathered row houses of Staten Island, N.Y., to a ghostly quiet hillside in Vietnam, a roving documentary film camera will take television viewers on the incredible life journey of Vietnam War hero and U.S. Navy Chaplain Father Vincent R. Capodanno, M.M., Servant of God. The hour-long film, jointly underwritten by … Continue reading

Archbishop Timothy Broglio Leads Faithful on Pilgrimage to Dachau Concentration Camp

DACHAU, GERMANY – Archbishop Timothy P. Broglioled Catholics on a pilgrimage Saturday to the infamousDachau Concentration Camp in Germany, where tens of thousands of Jews, Catholic priests, and others suffered torture and death, before and during World War II, at the hands of the Nazis under Hitler. Approximately two-hundred pilgrims, including many active-duty U.S. servicemen … Continue reading

Two Prospective Catholic U.S. Navy Chaplains Ordained as Archdiocese Battles Military Priest Shortage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), is celebrating the ordinations of two prospective U.S. Navy chaplains. Father Mark Bristol, 31, was ordained a priest on Saturday, June 4, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Reverend Mr. Samuel Schneider, 25, was ordained a transitional deacon on Sunday, June 5, in Superior, Wis. Both prospective … Continue reading