- Feb 24, 2020
An effort to have a Kansas priest who died in a North Korean prison camp reach sainthood could take an important step forward next month.
Three Sydney priests have swapped clericals for camouflage to join the 3,000 Australian Defence Force reservists providing support to firefighters and communities in the grip of the bushfire crisis.
Military chaplains are called to educate the consciences of members of the armed forces so that even in war, the opposing side is not viewed merely as “an enemy to be destroyed,” Pope Francis said.
After 37 years, the statue of Our Lady of Luján used in the chapel for the Argentinian forces on the Falkland Islands will be going home in an act of reconciliation that will be personally blessed by Pope Francis.
Amid the pomp and ceremony that marks a military burial, Father Francis Brett was reunited after more than 50 years with his younger priest brother at Arlington National Cemetery.
Relatives of the first chaplain to die in World War II accepted the Silver Star on his behalf 76 years to the day after he died saving 12 sailors during the Pearl Harbor attack.