I recall a conversation I had with a close friend and former Catholic Chaplain in the Air Force (he retired as a Brig. General). It would be an understatement to say he is one of the most magnificent men I have ever known.
Just as an aside, if I recall our conversation correctly, there have been four Chaplains who have been awarded the Medal of Honor and all four were Catholic Chaplains.
Now more than ever, we NEED all Christian Chaplains in our military. They must be allowed to live their faith and provide solice and counsel to members of our military without government intervention.
Pray for more Catholic Chaplains. They now have a co-sponsorship program where they have a parish location as well as serving on the base.
I had never thought about it today, but several of the Catholic Chaplains on this Serra Club weekend repeated:
“In the regular world the people come to the priest in the parish. In the military world the priest goes to the troops, and basically has no parish.”
I think they are trying this co-sponsorship program in Washington, Virginia and one other state which I cannot remember at the present.
These priest who are also soldiers, sailors, air force personnel, etc. are truly God-fearing and God-serving men. God bless them.