Military Service

Air Force Officer Faces Review over Bible

By Todd Starnes, August 17, 2016 The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is demanding an Air Force major be “aggressively punished” for having an open Bible on his desk at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. “It [the Bible] is very obviously a statement of Christian... read more

Atheist wants military chaplains punished for wearing uniforms to a chaplains’ event

CCI Note:  Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA will be the featured speaker at the Catholic Citizens Annual Dinner on September 28, 2016.  He will speak on "Religious Liberty in the Military Services."   By Fr. Mark Hodges WASHINGTON, D.C., July 29, 2016... read more

Persecution In The Military and The Church

Brandon Schild • July 30, AD2016 • 1 Comment This article on persecution is the fifth in a series called, “The U.S. Military and the Catholic Faith: A Comparison”, which examines the comparisons between the U.S. Army and Catholicism. Throughout my articles, I use the word ‘military’... read more

Bishops Struggle to Balance Needs of Parish and Country

By Chaz Muth, Catholic News Service, July 1, 2016 Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin took notice of the charismatic young Polish immigrant who seemed to excite young Catholics at his parish while endearing himself to the older parishioners.  Father Willenberg was given the honor of serving as... read more

Catholic Peace Activists See Conflict in Priests Serving in Military

By Chaz Muth, Catholic News Service , July 13, 2016 BROCKTON, Mass. — The military chaplaincy is overwhelmingly popular within the ranks of the U.S. armed forces, but some Catholic peace advocates see a theological conflict with regard to priests serving as commissioned officers. Melkite... read more

Transgenders in the Military: A Deadly Distraction

BY LT. GEN. (RET.) JERRY BOYKIN, 7Jul 2016 The announcement by Defense Secretary Ash Carter that the ban on transgenders in the military has been lifted is simply one of the greatest examples of how there is no focus on military readiness in this administration. The U.S. military has been at... read more

Conservative Senator Is Trying to Keep Women Out of the Draft

Josh Siegel, June 07, 2016 Some Republicans argue that if women can serve in combat, they should naturally be eligible for the draft if it were brought back. (Photo: Polaris/Newscom) To Sen. Mike Lee, the battle over whether women should have to register for a draft that does not exist is... read more

Advocates for Women in Combat Value Diversity over Victory

BY JUDE EDEN, JUNE 7, 2016 The prospect of drafting women is exposing some of the second-order consequences of fully integrating the combat arms. Constitutionally speaking, women’s combat exemption was the primary circumstance standing between America’s young women and registration for... read more

Obama’s Hiroshima Speech Reflects His Unrealistic View of History

Bruce Klingner   / May 27, 2016 President Barack Obama’s speech at Hiroshima was a poignant discourse on the horrors of war. He spoke eloquently of the death of innocent lives and the hope for a better tomorrow. But his trip is fraught with the potential for misinterpretation. As the end... read more

The Sorry State of Our Military: Is It Happenstance or Design?

Written by Benny Huang  Created: 17 May 2016 Our military is a mess. Don’t assume it’s accidental. How it must have pained Marine Corps General John Paxton to tell Congress that his service might not be prepared for war. The Assistant Commandant, who has racked up forty-two years of... read more

What McConnell’s Surrender on Women’s Draft Shows About GOP Leadership

Genevieve Wood / May 19, 2016 Welcome to what leadership looks like in Washington. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has apparently given up on another battle front: Stopping America’s young women from being forced into military combat. That isn’t exactly what he said this... read more

Women and the Draft

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