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Military archdiocese gets creative in recruiting Catholic chaplains

(Last in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service COLUMBIA, S.C. (CNS) — Father Mikolaj L. Scibior had a curious journey to the U.S. Army chaplain training school at Fort Jackson in Columbia. The 36-year-old immigrant from Pulawy, Poland, … Continue reading

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Bishops struggle to balance needs of their diocese and country

(Seventh in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CNS) — Father Lukasz J. Willenberg was seen as an extraordinary priest by parishioners at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Barrington, Rhode Island, and his future looked bright … Continue reading

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Catholic military chaplains sometimes find peace in a war zone

(Sixth in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service SAN DIEGO (CNS) — It may sound like an oxymoron, but Father Michael A. Mikstay says some of the most peaceful moments of his military chaplaincy have been spent in … Continue reading

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Catholic peace activists see conflict in priests serving in military

(Fifth in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service BROCKTON, Mass. (CNS) — The military chaplaincy is overwhelmingly popular within the ranks of the U.S. armed forces, but some Catholic peace advocates see a theological conflict with regard to … Continue reading

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Military families depend on chaplains for more than spiritual guidance

(Fourth in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service GREAT FALLS, Mont. (CNS) — As U.S. Air Force Maj. Justin Secrest organizes moving boxes in the family garage, his wife, Jennifer, surveys the kitchen to see what she can … Continue reading

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Military chaplaincy has long history in U.S. armed forces

(Third in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service COLUMBIA, S.C. (CNS) — When Father Adam Muda arrived at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson earlier this year, he noticed prominent signs for a museum … Continue reading

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Priests see difference between parish ministry and military chaplaincy

(Second in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service SAN DIEGO (CNS) — There is something distinctive about the chapel where Father William J. Brunner now celebrates Mass. It floats. To be more precise, it’s in a space aboard … Continue reading

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For God and country: Priests navigate U.S. armed forces as chaplains

(First in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — At first glance, it’s difficult to distinguish Father Lukasz J. Willenberg as a Catholic priest as he gathers with U.S. Army paratroopers preparing for a training jump … Continue reading

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