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Tribute to military chaplains

Catholic World News - September 11, 2012

As the number of Catholic military chaplains continues to decline – the number has fallen from 400 a decade ago to 260 today -- Catholic World Report has interviewed four active and retired chaplains.

Soldiers “love having a priest out there,” said Father Carl Subler. “They’re like kids when dad comes home from work; you’re a real spiritual father to them, particularly in a dangerous combat zone.”

“You hold wounded and dying kids in your arms, 18 or 19 years old, some calling out for their mothers,” adds Father Clement Davenport. “I told them not to be afraid, and talked to them about Jesus and Mary. My time in the military was the most important part of my priesthood.”

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