Catholic Military Life Podcast

Joe Drape On Father Kapaun And The Making Of Saints

February 17, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Joe Drape is out with a new book called The Saint Makers. It explores how the Holy See’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints goes about deciding who gets to be a saint, focusing heavily on the current case of Korean War hero, U.S. Army Chaplain, and Medal of Honor recipient Father Emil Kaupan (1916-1951).

Father Michael Zimmer On Guard Deployment To D.C.

February 3, 2021

After the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol the National Guard was called in to keep order during the inauguration of President Joseph Biden two weeks later. Father Michael Zimmer, Ch, Capt, USAF, shares how he celebrated Mass on a makeshift altar in the Capitol building while providing pastoral care for Guard members on a tense but ultimately successful mission to keep the peace in a turbulent time on Capitol Hill.

Father Alejandro De Jesus – NCVACC

January 21, 2021

Father Alejandro De Jesus, the new president of the National Conference of Veterans Affairs Catholic Chaplains, shares how the NCVACC supports pastoral care for Catholics receiving treatment from the VA.  He explains how a recent change in the federal employment classification of VA chaplains is meant to raise the standard of ministry but could also make it harder for Catholic priests to become VA chaplains at a time when some medical centers are suffering a shortage of Catholic chaplains.

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