Father Daniel L. Mode, CHC (CAPT), USN, Assumes Watch as New Chaplain of the U.S. Coast Guard

WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, April 20, Father Daniel L. Mode, CHC (CAPT), USN, assumed watch as the new Chaplain of the U.S. Coast Guard, the service’s top-ranking officer for religious ministry. The induction took place in a 90-minute Change of Watch ceremony at Coast Guard headquarters in southeast Washington. Father Mode relieves Rev. Thomas J. Walcott of the Christian Reformed Church, who is retiring from military service after 28 years, the last four of which he served as Chaplain of the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard relies on the U.S. Navy to provide ministry and pastoral care to more than 40,000 “Coasties” on active duty and their families along with thousands of reservists, civilians, and auxiliarists. Both Father Mode and Rev. Walcott are Navy chaplains. Continue reading

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio Celebrates Annual Memorial Mass for Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM, Servant of God

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Vietnam War hero and Servant of God Father Vincent R. Capodanno, M.M. (1929-1967), left the world an example of how to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ—one that if put into practice could “renew the face of the earth.” That message was delivered Tuesday evening by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA.  Continue reading