Seen on the web: The critically important role of Catholic priests as U.S. military chaplains

Anonymous writes:

I served 20+ years as an Army Airborne Catholic Chaplain.

In Nam I offered 8-10 Masses just on Sunday; 23 during Christmas week and had 50 troops under instruction.

I held Catholic and Protestant troops in my arms as they were dying and gave absolution to both-the Protestant Chaplain asked me to do this.

On more than one occasion, a Protestant Chaplain said “If you guys go, we’re finished.”

I could tell you many stories of “divine intervention.” By the way, four Catholic Chaplains received the Medal of Honor!

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About the photo:

With a canvas tarpaulin for a church and packing cases for an altar, a Navy chaplain holds mass for Marines at Saipan. The service was held in memory of brave buddies who lost their lives in the initial landings. Photo by Sgt. Steele, June 1944. Source: US Marines

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