Washington D.C., Feb 15, 2013 /(CNA/EWTN News).- Two U.S. archbishops involved in defense of marriage efforts and the military spoke out against a new Pentagon policy giving gay couples many of the benefits of military spouses.
Archbishop Timothy Broglio and the priests of the Military Archdiocese of the United States will offer Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception May 20th at 1630. The Shrine is located at 400 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington , DC 20017. Confession is available prior to Mass at 1500-1545, the prayers of the rosary at 1545 and a musical prelude at 1615. The Mass is being prerecorded for airing on EWTN on Memorial Day. Check local listings for air times.
Religious faith is seen by some people as poisonous to good citizenship. One’s religious beliefs are expected to be kept private if they are not in conformity with the secularist mindset. Matters such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate are seen as demands to which any good citizen would acquiesce. Archbishop Timothy Broglio could not disagree more.
Washington D.C., Feb 7, 2012 (CNA/EWTN News)- The archbishop who oversees American Catholic military chaplains worldwide claims the U.S. Army violated his rights by stifling a pastoral letter condemning the Obama administration's contraception mandate.
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio stands "firm in the belief, based on legal precedent," that the Army defied his rights to free speech and free exercise of religion, according to a Feb. 3 statement from the military archdiocese.
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My frustration as the brigade chaplain – it’s my responsibility to see all denominations cared for. It’s more and more difficult to see how few Catholic priests, for example, are in the military. It’s very difficult to supply what the Soldiers need. We need Catholic priests...
--Maj. Lonnie Locke
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