Tribute to military chaplains
CWN - 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.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our Spring 2013 goal ($20,423 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!