WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s official: the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), has a new Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia. On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Monsignor Jeffrey G. Laible of the Diocese of Peoria, IL, made the requisite Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity as he assumes the new role. He succeeds Monsignor John J.M. Foster, J.C.D., who is returning to his home Diocese of Stockton, CA, to serve as pastor of the Cathedral of the Annunciation following eight years of productive service to the AMS.
Before anyone assumes an office in the Church, he or she must make a profession of faith and take the Oath of Fidelity. In the context of the regular daily Mass at the Edwin Cardinal O’Brien Pastoral Center celebrated by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, and after the homily, Msgr. Laible fulfilled these necessary conditions. Msgr. Foster was among AMS priests concelebrating the Mass. The congregation comprised AMS staff members.
As Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, Msgr. Laible is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Archdiocese in its service to 1.8 million Catholics worldwide. A former pastor, a priest for more than 30 years, and a decorated chaplain in the Illinois Air National Guard, Msgr. Laible brings to the position a wealth of experience, credentials, and proven dedication of service to God and Country.