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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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Bishops struggle to balance needs of their diocese and country

Bishops struggle to balance needs of their diocese and country

| Chaz Muth | July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 within the Diocese of Providence.

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Young organists pave way as professional liturgical musicians

Young organists pave way as professional liturgical musicians

| Melenie Soucheray | May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Becoming an organist in a church position was what brought me back to my faith in a really deep way,” Joel Kumro said. “Thanks to Catholic young adult ministry in Buffalo, I found that there were a lot of us around that are interested in more traditional forms of liturgy in music.”

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After teen pregnancy, family unites in pro-life advocacy

After teen pregnancy, family unites in pro-life advocacy

| Jessica Weinberger | April 26, 2016 | 6 Comments

Family gears up for Abria’s May 7 walk/run

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Mpls. Catholic Workers back Black Lives Matter

Mpls. Catholic Workers back Black Lives Matter

| April 26, 2016 | 3 Comments

On April 11, Black Lives Matter activists reportedly shut down intersections and a light rail station near Target Field during the Minnesota Twins’ home opener against the Chicago White Sox.

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