Thursday, July 21, 2011

On the front lines

I recently came across a piece about Catholic military chaplains. I highly recommend giving it a read. As my brother-in-law is currently serving a second tour in Afghanistan (with a wife and two young daughters at home), the gravity of all service members' sacrifice hits home. We should all be grateful to the men who serve as chaplains on the front lines, ministering to the men and women fighting for us.

You might also want to check out one of our previous posts on military chaplains because there are some cool pictures.

Above is a picture of Father Emil Kapaun celebrating Mass on the hood of an army Jeep during the Korean War. He was named in 1993 a Servant of God, the first step on the road to sainthood. You can read more about Fr. Kapaun in the piece above.