Archbishop Broglio Joins Pope Francis in Consecrating Russia and Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

ARLINGTON, VA –– Today, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, joined Pope Francis and fellow bishops worldwide in consecrating Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At the exact hour the Bishop of Rome prayed over the warring Nations in a penitential celebration at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican—5:00 p.m. in Rome and noon on the U.S. East Coast—Archbishop Broglio repeated the same prayer in the Memorial Chapel at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, VA. More than 70 U.S. Military-affiliated Catholics and others participated in the Holy Mass and consecration. Continue reading

Archbishop Broglio to Join Pope Francis in Consecrating Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This coming Friday, March 25—the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Blessed Mother—Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The consecration will take place during a penitential celebration presided over by the pope in St. Peter’s Basilica at 5:00 p.m. Rome time.

The Bishop of Rome has invited all bishops and priests throughout the world to join him in the consecration preferably at the same hour. In union with the pope, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, will include the prayer of consecration on Friday during a noon Mass in the Memorial Chapel at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, 101 McNair Road, Building 480, Fort Myer, VA.

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Archbishop Broglio Urges “Prayer and Penance” and Supplications for Peace in Ash Wednesday Homily at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

BETHESDA, MD — His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, imploring the noon congregation of staffers and service members to “return to the Lord” during the holy season of Lent as Russian troops rampage through Ukraine, killing innocent civilians, inflicting mass destruction, and causing a humanitarian crisis while hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seek refuge in other countries. Continue reading

Archbishop Timothy Broglio Issues Statement on Ukraine

“The world watches in horror as one European Nation invades another and we cry out: when will the insanity cease? In the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, the concern is immediate. As I make pastoral visits to military installations in Wyoming and Colorado, I can feel the tension and the uncertainty. Many troops are already deployed in central Europe and others are on the way.” Continue reading