Chaplains provide an invaluable service to our Sailors, their family members, our commands and the Navy overall. Like the mortar between the bricks, chaplains support the commander’s objectives, build morale and enhance mission accomplishment. The chaplain is key to helping our people maintain Navy standards of conduct." ----Vice Adm. Al Myers, Commander, Naval Air Forces/Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific FleetNov. 28 marks the 235th birthday of the Navy Chaplain Corps. This day commemorates the Continental Congress’ adoption of the Rules for the Regulation of the Navy of the United Colonies of North America. Article 2 of these rules stated: "The commanders of the ships of the 13 United Colonies are to take care that divine service be performed twice a day on board, and a sermon preached on Sundays, unless bad weather or other extraordinary accidents prevent it." Today, Navy chaplains serve throughout the maritime services – Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard – and in every environment, taking care of the nation’s most valuable resource: Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and their devoted families.
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (Oct. 21, 2010) - Frontier Chapel on Fort Leavenworth was dedicated in an ecumenical service Oct. 18. The $15.5 million chapel was built from 2008-2010 just north of the older Pioneer Chapel at the corner of Pope and Thomas avenues using federal spending bills. Frontier Chapel has been unofficially open for about two months.
"We will not cut a ribbon, but in a more informal worship service, we will dedicate it to God," said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Mike Thompson, Garrison Religious Services.
St. Maximilian is also celebrated for his missionary work, his evangelistic use of modern means of communication, and for his lifelong devotion to the Virgin Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception.
All these aspects of St. Maximilian's life converged in his founding of the Militia Immaculata. The worldwide organization continues St. Maximilian Kolbe's mission of bringing individuals and societies into the Catholic Church, through dedication to the Virgin Mary.
All sacramental records are maintained and housed by the Archdiocese for Military Services, USA in the heart of Washington, DC.
To receive copies, contact the AMS at 202-719-3600 or use the online sacramental request form found here:
Allow 4-6 weeks to process.
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This bipartisan, ecumenical, and interreligious agreement about the pervasiveness of moral relativism in twenty-first century America collapsed on September 11, 2001. In less than two hours, between the first attack on the World Trade Center and the crash of the fourth hijacked airliner in rural Pennsylvania, Americans discovered, or rediscovered, moral absolutes.
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