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Five Dallas officers killed in ambush; bishop calls for prayer and peace

Five Dallas officers killed in ambush; bishop calls for prayer and peace

| David Sedeno | July 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

Five Dallas law enforcement officers were assassinated July 7 as at least one sniper opened fire in downtown Dallas as hundreds of demonstrators were winding down a march protesting recent fatal officer-involved shootings in other parts of the country.

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‘Together 2016’ aims to draw 1 million people of faith to National Mall

‘Together 2016’ aims to draw 1 million people of faith to National Mall

| Ana Franco-Guzman | July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nick Hall hopes to see 1 million Americans of all faiths come together around Jesus on the National Mall in Washington July 16.

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For God and country – Military chaplains serve

For God and country – Military chaplains serve

Special eight-part series on Catholic military chaplains

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Military archdiocese gets creative in recruiting Catholic chaplains

Military archdiocese gets creative in recruiting Catholic chaplains

| Chaz Muth | July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Mikolaj L. Scibior had a curious journey to the U.S. Army chaplain training school at Fort Jackson in Columbia.

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Catholic military chaplains sometimes find peace in a war zone

Catholic military chaplains sometimes find peace in a war zone

| Chaz Muth | July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 a war zone.

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Catholic peace activists see conflict in priests serving in military

Catholic peace activists see conflict in priests serving in military

| Chaz Muth | July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 priests serving as commissioned officers.

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Military families depend on chaplains for more than spiritual guidance

Military families depend on chaplains for more than spiritual guidance

| Chaz Muth | July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 do without before the movers come in a few weeks to take their belongings to their new home near Kansas City, Missouri.

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

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

| Chaz Muth | July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 that showcased the history of what he was about to become.

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Priests see difference between parish ministry and military chaplaincy

Priests see difference between parish ministry and military chaplaincy

| Chaz Muth | July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is something distinctive about the chapel where Father William J. Brunner now celebrates Mass.

It floats.

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Priests navigate U.S. armed forces as chaplains

Priests navigate U.S. armed forces as chaplains

| Chaz Muth | July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 at Pope Field near Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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To bear wrongs patiently

To bear wrongs patiently

To bear wrongs patiently is one of the seven spiritual works of mercy. Most of the spiritual works of mercy are directed outward for the spiritual benefit of another person, such as to instruct, comfort, counsel or admonish. This spiritual work is directed inward for one’s own spiritual benefit. It is much like a virtue. Christians should have this quality and increase in it.

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Supreme Court’s Texas decision impacts states, galvanizes both sides

Supreme Court’s Texas decision impacts states, galvanizes both sides

| Carol Zimmermann | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court’s June 27 decision to strike down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics is having ripple effects on legislation across the country and it also has galvanized those on both sides of the abortion issue.

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