• Military archbishop offers prayers for USS John S. McCain

    Military archbishop offers prayers for USS John S. McCain

    • Aug 21, 2017

    Ships and planes from several navies are searching for ten missing sailors from the USS John S. McCain, after it collided with an oil tanker near Singapore. Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who heads the Archdiocese for the Military Services, said: “Mindful of those who defend the nation in troubled times and in danger, we renew our prayers for a just and lasting peace in the world.”

  • Chaplain offers Mass aboard ship for Marines killed in crash of Osprey

    Chaplain offers Mass aboard ship for Marines killed in crash of Osprey

    • Aug 10, 2017

    Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services has commended U.S. military chaplains “who put their lives on the line daily to serve those who serve.” The archdiocese said that about 210 Catholic priests are currently on active duty in the U.S. armed forces. About four dozen of those priests serve in the Navy. 

  • Military Archdiocese faces uphill battle to serve troops

    Military Archdiocese faces uphill battle to serve troops

    • Jun 24, 2017

    The Archdiocese for the Military Services is charged with pastoral care of Catholics in the military, in all five branches, their dependents, any Catholic who is a patient or a resident on a facility governed by the Department of Veteran Affairs, and any U.S. Catholic who works for the Federal Government outside the United States. It is estimated 1.8 million Catholics are under its pastoral care, but it only has 208 priests currently serving.