Catholic Military Life Podcast

Father Daniel Swartz On Afghanistan Evacuation

October 26, 2021

Father Daniel J. Swartz, CHC, LT, USN, was with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment at the Kabul airport on Aug. 26 when a suicide bomber attacked, killing 13 American military members and many civilians who were trying to flee Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover. In this edition of Catholic Military Life Father Swartz tells his story.

Bishop F. Richard Spencer On Father Kapaun Homecoming

October 22, 2021

The homecoming of Father Emil Kapaun, Servant of God, to the Diocese of Wichita, KS, last month was greeted with the hero’s welcome he deserved, 70 years after his death in a North Korean Prisoner-of-War Camp. Auxiliary Bishop F. Richard Spencer was among those present and shares his experience in this edition of Catholic Military Life.

Father Robbie Deka – Air Force Recruiter

September 23, 2021

Like other branches of the U.S. Military, the Air Force is in sore need of more Catholic priests to go on active duty as chaplains. Father Robbie Deka, Ch, Capt, USAF, is a chaplain recruiter for the Air Force. In this edition of Catholic Military Life, Father Deka explains how serious the shortage is, and what he’s doing to plug the gap.

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