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National Catholic Reporter gives bully pulpit to attack Catholic Chaplains

Mad dog baby killers? I think not.
Mad dog baby killers? I think not.

In a move that was a surprise to no one, the notoriously liberal and anti-Catholic National Catholic Reporter gave a platform to one of the most one-sided attacks on Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese of the Military Services.

The author, Colman McCarthy, regularly writes a column for NCR.

His latest is an attack not only on Archbishop Broglio, but on every Catholic Chaplain, every Catholic that is serving, and every Catholic who has ever served his or her country. McCarthy even questions the Church's teaching on the right to self-defense.

Here is but a snippet of the article entitled The check is definitely not in the mail;

That 25 percent of the nation’s 1.4 million active-duty soldiers are Catholics who allowed themselves to be trained to solve the nation’s conflicts with bullets, bombs and belligerence strikes me as a raw indictment of the church’s leadership. No one has ever rationally explained to me how modern popes routinely condemn war -- “No more war! No more war!” cried Pope Paul VI in 1965 at the United Nations -- yet never warn Catholics it is sinful to be warriors in the way it is sinful to engage in artificial birth control or have abortions.

McCarthy is so ignorant of the military, he refers to all members of the US Armed Forces as 'soldiers'. Members of the US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Coast Guard and the US Air Force just might take exception to that.

May Servant of God Father Vincent Capodanno, Lt. USN Chaplain Corps, Congressional Medal of Honor, pray for McCarthy and the rest of the lost souls at the National Catholic Distorter.

The video, left, is Archbishop Broglio's comments of Medal of Honor awardee Father Vincent Capodannno.

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  • A.A. Cunningham 4 years ago

    "May Servant of God Father Vincent Capodanno, Lt. USN Chaplain Corps, Congressional(sic) Medal of Honor,"

    The Medal of Honor is presented by the President in the name of Congress. The word "Congressional" appears nowhere in the citation.

  • Kevin Whiteman 4 years ago

    And that has exactly what to do with the attack on the Chaplaincy and Abp Broglio?

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    The reverse side of my great grandfather's medal of honor civil war medal reads "The Congress, to".

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    If all Christian would leave the military or abandon defending their country the only ones left would be mercenaries or people of dubious moral character.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    M+ I served 20+ years as an Army Airborne Catholic Chaplain. In Nam I offered 8-10 Masses just on Sunday; 23 during Christmas week and had 50 troops under instruction. I held Catholic and Protestant troops in my armys as they were dying and gave absolution to both-the Protestant Chaplain asked me to do this.
    On more than one occasion, a Protestant Chaplain said "If you guys go, we're finished." I could tell you many stories of "divine intervention." By the way, four Catholic Chaplains received the Medal of Honor!

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Does anyone actually read the NCR anymore...I mean read it in order to get information and not simply to poke fun at them? The NCR is a rag printed by a group of dissidents and mental midgets trying to preach the progressive political gospel. This article was truly shameless! Military chaplains are priests who risk their lives to minister to those who are keeping us free. Yes, military men and women are those willing to lay down their lives to give McCarty his 1st Amendment right to spout his willful ignorance and hatred in the National Catholic Fishwrap. When, oh, when, will this 1960's hippy-dippy nonsense end?

    To all the chaplains out there, active and retired, we love you and pray for you, and my family also supports the Military diocese financially. God bless you for your love of Church, country and our men and women in uniform who desperately need you. Thank you for your courage. Thank you for being there for three generations of my family. You truly are the best of the best!

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