• Mission Capodanno provides supplies to Fort Hood

    Friends, Earlier this month, Fort Hood became a crime scene when Spc. Ivan Lopez killed three and wounded sixteen before fatally turning the gun on himself. Yesterday, Fort Hood religious support team requested the maximum allowable through Mission Capodanno’s Free to Chaplain’s Program to assist affected families and restore hope to the community. Some raw data about Fort Hood:-  a 340 square mile installation (217,337 acres) –  the only installation capable of sustaining and training two Armored Divisions –  home to 1st Calvary Division and 4th Infantry Division, as well as: *Headquarters Command III Corps *3d Signal Brigade *3d Air Support Operations Grou *13th Corps Support Command (COSCOM) *21st CAV Brigade (Air ombat) *89th Military Police Brigade *504th Military Intelligence Brigade * and others To provide for needs of the Catholic Coordinator and community at Fort Hood, your sustainable monthly gift of $50, $100- or any amount right now- will allow Fort Hood to receive what they requested: 1000 Wartime Prayer books, 4000 CDs, 1000 rosaries and more- yes, and MORE!  Our contact at Fort Hood works directly with the Catholic chaplain and religious support team. The conversation made it quite clear that budget cuts have long been cripling their work, and now with the recent shooting and subsequent trauma, pastoral … Continue reading

Word from Our Founder

If you are among today’s 1.8 million U.S. military personnel [236,500 officers; 1,139,100 enlisted; 12,700 cadets- midshipmen], then welcome home.

Military personnel- officers and enlisted, active duty and retired, from every branch of service- speak candidly of their quest to balance “the needs of the Army” (or Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Merchant Marines, Coast Guard) with the will of God.

Chaplains of many faiths, all of whom minister to Catholics in the military, have shared with me the challenge of working with an acquisition process in need of reform.

One spoke of his $250 quarterly budget for religious supplies while stationed at a major Marine Corps base. Another chaplain wrote of his frustration with the acquisitions process itself- requests for religious supplies travelling up and down the chain of command for more than a year, only to be denied the week he rotated out to his next assignment.

Providing an effective means to supply chaplains with military-specific Catholic resources is one reason Mission Capodanno was formed. Read More