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Air Force makes God optional

The second production model F-35A Lightning II aircraft flies above the compass rose of Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards Air … Continued

Religious groups feel the pinch of government shutdown

WASHINGTON — As the government shutdown enters its second week, some religious groups are starting to feel the pinch, and … Continued

Navy chaplains to receive more training on sexual abuse

ST. LOUIS — Kristen Leslie began her 2003 book, “When Violence Is No Stranger,” with a verse from Psalms, a … Continued

Catholic chaplains given marching orders barring service to gay couples

RNS () — Catholic military chaplains cannot be forced to witness or bless a same-sex marriage, nor are they allowed … Continued

Southern Baptists say no to gay weddings for military chaplains

NEW YORK — The agency that commissions Southern Baptist military chaplains says no Baptist chaplain will be allowed to perform, … Continued

Father Vincent Capodanno: The potential saint who served in Vietnam

On April 11, the nation witnessed an extraordinary event in the East Room of the White House. President Obama presented … Continued

House rejects call to allow nonreligious military chaplains

House lawmakers late Tuesday (July 23) approved an amendment to a Pentagon spending bill to prevent the appointment of nonreligious … Continued

Humanists want a military chaplain to call their own

If Jason Heap has his way, he’ll trade his Oxford tweeds for the crisp whites of a newly minted U.S. … Continued

Possible saint gets a big military honor from White House

A man who went from being a priest in rural Kansas to a prisoner of war in Korea will be … Continued

Allow nuns as U.S. military chaplains

It is time for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA to consider allowing nuns to serve as … Continued

Computer simulator preps military chaplains for the battlefield

ORLANDO, Fla. — The animated figure on the computer screen moves carefully among the wounded, darting from one fallen figure … Continued

Church leaders say returning vets need time, attention

When Staff Sgt. Brandon Hill came home from his third tour in Iraq last year, he expected his wife and … Continued

Chaplains hear call to serve God while serving country

Growing up in Kuwait, Asif Balbale thought he wanted to become a chemical engineer. He never imagined enlisting in the … Continued

The ultimate badge of honor

Even though men and women from every faith have been members of our armed forces since the Revolutionary War, the … Continued

A new symbol for America’s military chaplains

Views of proposed insignias. Image via Arnold Resnicoff Today’s chaplains wear one of four separate insignias: Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or … Continued

Should atheist chaplains serve the military?

PETER PARKS AFP/GETTY IMAGES TOPSHOTS US soldiers from 3rd Battalion 2nd Marine Regimental Combat Team 8 return to Camp Pheonix … Continued

Spiritual power in war

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

What is the role of conscience?

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

“Morale” and “unit cohesion” are real questions

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: a Christian response

By Anthony Woods In the 17-years since Congress enacted “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” supporters of the discriminatory law have defended … Continued