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Dear Friends of the Archdiocese for the Military Services,

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alute offers an excellent opportunity to greet you and to thank the many people who have sent messages of congratulations as I assume responsibility for the large portion of the People of God who are members of this Archdiocese. My reflections at this moment are many as I look both backwards and forward.

returned to his country to preach the Gospel” was the “Hemarginal notation written by the rector next to the name

of a priest as he returned to the United States after four years of seminary training at the North American College in Rome. Certainly in my case, the return to the country was very brief, because after two wonderful years as an Associate Pastor at St. Margaret Mary Parish in South Euclid (Cleveland), the Holy See asked me to dedicate the next twenty-eight years to preparing for and serving in the Church’s pontifical representations.

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ow Pope Benedict XVI has entrusted me with a new ministry and once again I return home to preach the Gospel. I do so with mixed emotions, but in a cleric that is positive. It has been a privilege to represent the Holy Father in the Dominican Republic and in Puerto Rico. The people have been warm, friendly, and extremely kind in their evaluation of my almost seven years on their islands. They have promised to accompany me with their prayers.

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n the other hand I look forward to returning to full-time direct pastoral ministry and am excited about serving the chaplains, the men and women of our Armed Forces, their families, and the Veterans. I promise them the best that I have to offer. I recognize that I have much to learn, but that is a part of human existence and testifies to the fact that a person is alive and grows. I am deeply grateful to Archbishop O’Brien for his ten years of fruitful ministry and his efforts in housing the chancery and other offices in such a lovely, new setting, and more importantly for providing the Archdiocese with a competent staff on the home base.

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dmitting that there is still much to discover, I do see three priorities in this new chapter of my ministry. The first is to make the signs of the presence of the Kingdom of God ever more evident in our midst. Secondly, efforts must be redoubled to increase the number of Catholic Chaplains in our Armed Forces. We must not continue to ask a small number of priests to expend superhuman efforts to cover more ground than is really possible. The presence of our Catholic chaplains is not an option, it is a necessity. Finally, it is essential that the Archdiocese rest on a sound financial basis. I hope that all of our friends and benefactors will soon make that priority a reality. Then, I will be able to dedicate more time and effort to the other two.

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hope is always essentially also hope for others; only thus is it truly hope for me too. As Christians we should never limit ourselves to asking: how can I save myself? We should also ask: what can I do in order that others may be saved and that for them too the star of hope may rise? Then I will have done my utmost for my own personal salvation as well” (Spe Salvi, 48).

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n the last analysis, it all fits together so well. Globalization — viewed positively — makes us more aware of our responsibilities for our brothers and sisters. In the Christian context, it means that we must celebrate our hope in God’s promise and allow it to touch the hearts of others as well.

The arrival of a new pastor is a moment of grace. It is a moment to beg Almighty God to inspire our best efforts and make them effective. It is a moment to recommit ourselves to our mission. I arrive not long after the publication of the second Encyclical Letter of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, Spe Salvi. In it he reminds us that “it is never too late to touch the heart of another, nor is it ever in vain. In this way we further clarify an important element of the Christian concept of hope...”

ocation awareness has been an important element of the ministry of the Archdiocese for some time now. Given that eleven percent of the recently ordained have some military experience in their personal histories, we cannot neglect that important area of our responsibility in encouraging priestly and religious vocations for the Church. The efforts on the part of the AMS to foster vocations merit our prayers and support.

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n the conclusion of the Letter with which the Servant of God, Pope John Paul II, appointed me titular Archbishop of Amiternum, he wrote: “As time goes on, you will understand, beloved son, that you who grew up among doctors should apply the remedy of pastoral goodness to souls in any place whatever, and that you should allow the healing waters of grace to flow abundantly through your hands.” As I have tried to do for the past seven years, I plan to do just that as the Archbishop for the Military Services.

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inally, I place this new ministry firmly under the protection of our Patroness, the Immaculate Conception. My appointment was announced on the Feast of Our Lady of Providence, Patroness of Puerto Rico, and I arrived in Washington to begin the new ministry on January 21st, the Feast of Our Lady of Altagracia, the revered Protectress of the Dominican Republic and I take possession of the Archdiocese in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Our Blessed Mother will certainly not turn a deaf ear to such an abundance of Marian titles and allusions. Invoking the abundant blessings of Almighty God upon all of you, I am

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he arrival of a new pastor is a moment of grace. It is a moment to beg Almighty God to inspire our best efforts and make them effective. It is a moment to recommit ourselves to our mission. I arrive not long after the publication of the second Encyclical Letter of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, Spe Salvi. In it he reminds us that “it is never too late to touch the heart of another, nor is it ever in vain. In this way we further clarify an important element of the Christian concept of hope. Our

Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D. Archbishop for the Military Services, USA

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Letter from the Editor

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THE MAGAZINE OF THE ARCHDIOCESE FOR T H E M I L I TA RY S E RV I C E S , U S A VOL 2. NO 1 SPRING 2008

fter weeks of frenzied preparation for the Installation of the Archdiocese’s fourth Archbishop, the true significance of the day settled in as we were reminded of the unbroken chair of succession of bishops in the Church since its inception. No one could not be moved and inspired by the celebration set before us.

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Welcome from our new Archbishop

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The Military Archdiocese Walks for Life

Archbishop Broglio’s first message to his new “parish”

Witnessing the Archbishop’s immediate commitment to this Archdiocese has also been inspiring. The very next day after his installation, the Archbishop was on a plane to the Air Force Academy, soon followed by trips to Annapolis and West Point, an overnight stay on the USS Iwo Jima, and a pastoral visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, all in his first month on the job. Privileged to accompany the Archbishop to Walter Reed on Ash Wednesday, I saw first-hand the deep pastoral connection between the Archbishop and the young wounded members of his flock. These brave young men and women have experienced great hardship and suffering, and yet their commitment to Christ and His saving message remain stronger than ever. How fortunate we are to have these courageous wounded warriors to provide a selfless example of genuine faith, just as they demonstrated in their devotion to serve our great Country. I wish you a blessed Easter season,

Archbishop Broglio and AMS staff join thousands in supporting a culture of life

in the Combat Zone 14 Christ Giving during the 16 Easter Season

A Chaplain’s second tour to Iraq

Remember our heroes as we celebrate this time of Resurrection

Coverage of 18 Special the Installation of Archbishop Broglio Interviews with the Archbishop, his family, and friends. The Archbishop’s homily for the Mass of Installation.

Dioceses and other supporters of the Archdiocese for the Military Services offer their well wishes

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ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY P. BROGLIO President MSGR. JAMES R. DIXON Editorial Director JULIA ROTA Editor

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EXPLANATION OF THE COAT OF ARMS OF ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY BROGLIO

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he design of the Coat of Arms of Timothy Paul Andrew Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, is shaped as a chalice recalling the central role of the Eucharist in the life of the Church and in the life of a priest. The traditional symbols of Archepiscopal arms are seen in the green ceremonial hat with ten tassels on either side, and a patriarchal cross over the shield. The cross is marked with cross bars taken from the coat of arms from the Diocese of Cleveland. The left half of the arms is divided into three sections, one in red, one in silver or white, and one in blue – the traditional colors of the United States. In the uppermost portion, there is an American Bald Eagle holding in each claw the universal symbol of peace, a green olive branch. In the middle portion, there is a silver cross on the outline meridians of the earth. In the lowest, the red portion of these arms, is the gold and silver crossed keys of Saint Peter, the symbol of the Holy See. The complete composition of the left half of the arms conveys the message and mission of this Archdiocese – to be Americans carrying peace; to act as a go-between for the United States and the Holy See; and to carry Christ all over the world. On the right portion of the arms, the cross of St. Andrew (recalling Archbishop Broglio’s confirmation name, which is also that of his maternal grandfather) is from the Broglio Coat of Arms and divides the arms. The lower quadrant depicts water recalling the sacrament of baptism and the major bodies of water found in the areas of Archbishop Broglio’s life and ministry (Lake Erie, the Charles River, the Atlantic Ocean, the Tiber River, and the Paraguay River). The upper quadrant features an eight-pointed star representing the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patroness of the USA and the North American College. Roses in the right and left quadrants represent the cities of Cleveland and Rome. The motto is taken from the Gospel according to Luke 12:31: Quaerite Regnum Dei: “Seek the Kingdom of God.” The Arms were designed in 2001 by then Archbishop Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Former Apostolic Nuncio to Italy and presently the Archpriest of the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. 

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Bishop on the Move

AUXILIARY BISHOP RICHARD B. HIGGINS, S.T.L., D.D.

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eteran’s Day is special in the town of Pilsen, Kansas, the birthplace of Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun, United States Army. Hundreds of people from the surrounding communities and the neighboring states descend on this once thriving farming community. They remember a youthful and energetic Father Emil. Some of them went to school with him. He baptized others and officiated at the marriages of many of the couples who now travel to celebrate this annual liturgy of Thanksgiving in his honor.

Bishop Higgins flew to Wichita, KS, and accompanied Father John Hotze to Pilsen where he was the principal celebrant for the liturgy on this 5th annual military pilgrimage to Father Kapaun’s birthplace on Veteran’s Day, November 11. Father Hotze, the contract chaplain at McConnell AFB and an official in the chancery office of the diocese of Kansas City, is also the promoter of Father Kapaun’s cause. The bishop commented on what an extraordinary experience it was to witness the outpouring of devotion and the immense faith of the community that gathers in this simple place every November. Men and women from all walks of life, young and old, active duty and retired, come to give thanks for the life and witness of an exceptional chaplain who sacrificed himself for his comrades-inarms. A few hours with these wonderful people in this sacred place changes you. So does Christmas with the troops in Kuwait! Bishop Higgins shared this wonderful season with thousands of gallant men and women stationed in, or transitioning through, Kuwait. Monsignor Sidney Marceaux (Diocese of Beaumont, TX) and Specialist Harrington met his flight in Kuwait City December 20 and escorted the bishop to Camp Arifjan. During the following week Bishop Higgins celebrated Masses at Camp Arifjan, the United States Embassy in Kuwait City, Camp Victory, Camp Buehring (where he bumped into Air Force chaplain Father Bob Cannon from the Diocese of Venice, FL), the Logistic Support Area, Kuwait Naval Base, and Ali Al Salem Air Base where Father Mitch Zygadlo (Diocese of Rochester) was a most gracious host.

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MSGR. SIDNEY MARCEAUX AND BISHOP HIGGINS IN KUWAIT

Bishop Higgins was deeply touched by so many wonderful servicemen and women who thanked him profusely for visiting them. Among the many who joined the bishop for liturgy was a devout detachment of Catholic airmen from the Korean Air Force flying their C-130s on support missions from Ali Al Salem. Making this a very special Christmas for the bishop was encountering a young Air Force lieutenant from Little Rock AFB who was flying C-130s out of Ali Al Salem. Bishop Higgins had baptized the infant Matthew Macfarlane at Bitburg Air Base, Germany back in the early 1980s. Years later Matthew was the head altar server at Nellis AFB when the bishop was the wing chaplain and here they were celebrating Christmas together in Kuwait! It is a very small world indeed! In January Bishop Higgins was back on the road visiting Tyndall AFB and celebrating Confirmation at Eglin AFB; NAS Pensacola; Fort Bragg/Pope AFB; MCB Quantico; NAS Oceana; Langley

BISHOP HIGGINS IN PILSEN, KS FOR THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO FATHER KAPAUN’S BIRTHPLACE

AFB, VA; Fort Campbell and Fort Knox, KY; Carlisle Barracks, PA; Fort Detrick and Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; Fort Sam Houston and Randolph AFB, TX; and Fort Drum, NY. Tucked in the midst of the Confirmation “circuit” was the installation ceremony for Archbishop Broglio and a quick visit to Chicago for the mid-winter board meeting of the National Conference of VA Catholic Chaplains. Bishop Higgins departed for the European Confirmation circuit March 5 and returns May 30. 


Bishop on the Move

AUXILIARY BISHOP JOSEPH W. ESTABROOK, D.D.

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s Vicar for Evangelization and Vocations, Bishop Estabrook oversees all the Pastoral Programs for the Archdiocese. He began the new year with training in San Diego of what is one of the most significant evangelization initiatives of the Archdiocese, “Why Catholic?” Small groups of military members gather to discuss the very practical ways our Catholic faith can support and nourish our military lifestyle especially in stressful situations. Fifteen new leaders were trained representing six installations: McChord AFB, WA; Travis AFB, CA; Hurlburt Field AFB, FL; Little Rock AFB, AR; Nellis AFB, NV; and Tinker AFB, OK. Another training was held March 7-9 in Lakenheath AFB, England. The next one will be held in San Diego, August 15-17. Why Catholic? is highly recommended as an extremely effective program. Call Sister Maureen Cleary at 908 256-5557 to take advantage of the next training.

As the Episcopal Moderator for the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association (NCYAMA), Bishop Estabrook attended its board meeting in Little Rock where the group met simultaneously with the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministries (NFCYM). He was joined in Little Rock by Pavel Reid, Director of AMS Young Adult Ministries and Mark Moitoza, AMS Director of Youth Ministries, both also board members. The NCYAMA changed its organization to become a Center for Excellence for Young Adult Ministries and will become a resource group for dioceses trying to develop effective ministries for young adults aged 18-35. Again, one of the leaders in this area is our own Pavel Reid and you are encouraged to contact him at 202719-3632 or cell, 202-420-1233. Mark Moitoza is also available for training and

consultation in helping you set up effective programs for youth. His number is 202-7193648 or cell 202-360-7483. We are in the midst of organizing our military youth for World Youth Day in Australia, July 8–19. Go to www.oymmilarch.org for information. You will find a wealth of information on this site to help you with youth ministry. Bishop Estabrook consecrated the new altar at the Norfolk Naval Station Chapel and dedicated it to Our Lady of Victory, the Catholic Community's patron. He then attended the Army's annual retreat in Honolulu, HI. While there, he gathered with over 15 Navy chaplains in Norfolk, 15 Army chaplains in Hawaii, and about 17 Navy chaplains serving in the Pacific who were attending their Marine Forces Pacific meeting at that time. Priests gather frequently in support of each other in their

BISHOP ESTABROOK TALKS WITH A WHY CATHOLIC? PARTICIPANT

unique vocations and he encouraged them to do as much as they could to find young men who might be interested in attending our next Vocations Discernment Retreat at St Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, CA on April 3-6. The Installation of Archbishop Broglio was a major event for the month of January and Bishop Estabrook accompanied the new Archbishop to the Air Force Academy the very next day for Confirmations and pastoral visitation to Fort Carson, CO and Peterson Air Force Base, CO. It was a wonderful opportunity for the new Archbishop to begin meeting the tremendously generous active duty men and women, students, and families of the Archdiocese. Bishop Estabrook began his Pacific Asia tour of Confirmations and Pastoral Visitations on February 13. 

THE CHAPEL AT NORFOLK NAVAL STATION DEDICATED TO OUR LADY OF VICTORY

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Meet the Padre

BY JULIA ROTA

“It’s all good!”

Father William F. Cuddy, Jr. Captain, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy

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boyhood in coastal New England, a father who flew a Corsair (F-4U) for the Marine Corps during World War II and for the Reserve, uncles and two brothers who served in the Navy almost assured that young William Cuddy, Jr. would never be far from the military, nor the water. Father Cuddy was born in Boston, MA, the first of eight children. He regularly attended and served Mass at the former St. Joseph’s in Hyde Park, MA, helping out around the parish whenever he could. It was during junior high school that the young New Englander began to think that God might be calling him to the priesthood. Facing impending graduation from Cathedral High School in Boston, Father Cuddy felt drawn in other directions as well, including teaching and being a pilot. However, with advice from his father, the teenager entered the U.S. Navy on June 3, 1967. William Cuddy, Sr. believed strongly in military service as a way to become a discerning mature adult as well as fostering a sense of determination, loyalty, and commitment. E-3 Cuddy served for two years then attended Fitchburg State College where he received a B.S. in education with a major in industrial arts. Following college, he entered St. John’s Seminary in Chestnut Hill, MA, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston. His path to the priesthood was encouraged along the way by priests from his home town, Msgr. Henry O’Connell, the pastor of St. Joseph’s, and Father Joe Downey, the curate at St. Joseph’s, and from the military, Father Peter Brudzynski (USN Ret.), the chaplain on the USS Essex where the young

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Coast Guardsman served. “I have been in the military since 1967,” said Father Cuddy, looking back at his career. “I have service as an enlisted on active duty and the reserves and as a chaplain in both the reserves and active components. As an enlisted aboard the

“EACH ASSIGNMENT HAS ALLOWED ME TO MINISTER TO THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE AND TO HELP THEM DEVELOP IN THEIR FAITH...”

USS Essex (CVS-9) I would encounter the chaplains each day as I stood watch at the Fog Foam Station; they were gracious and attentive to the young E-3.” Father Cuddy was activated in July 1990 and has been serving active duty since then, thanks to Cardinals Bernard Law and Sean O’Malley. “When I received my Commission in the Chaplain Corps (TSP) my fellow reservists took great delight in that ‘one of their own’ had moved on,” he remembers, smiling. Various assignments have allowed Father Cuddy to serve the three Sea Services – Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. “Each assignment has allowed me to minister to the needs of the people and to help them develop in their faith,” says Father. “As the Catholic chaplain at

FATHER CUDDY (L) WITH BM3 WISSMAN AT THE GUN IN A RESPONSE BOAT SMALL (RBS) IN THE POTOMAC RIVER

MCAS Cherry Point during Desert Shield one woman said, ‘you provide solace and I know that if there is a need you are present.’ This woman captured the need for the priests in the military – to be there for the people no matter what the situation.” As eighth Chaplain of the Coast Guard and the first Catholic priest to hold the position, Father Cuddy sees that his position is “an opportunity to lead, to educate, to provide, and to facilitate for today’s Guardians of the Sea.” On his role as chaplain Father reflects, “If the Chaplain is living his vocation and providing for the sacramental needs of the people they will appreciate and support him. Service members respond very positively to the presence of their chaplain. “The military presents not only unique challenges but also unique opportunities. What diocesan or religious order priest can say, ‘I have sailed on ships from the size of a Carrier to a 47’ Coast Guard Patrol Boat and everything in between to include even a nuclear submarine?’ I have flown in a variety of aircraft to include a C-54 and I have controlled a Cobra. I have slept on the ground in the forest and in a bunk in the desert. As one of my former Chiefs of Staff would say, “It’s all good!” It’s all good because we get to witness and to bring Christ to the people and we are able, due to our unique situation, to be with the people.” 


Meet the Seminarian

BY JULIA ROTA

FOLLOWING IN HIS FOOTSTEPS ENS LUKE R. DUNDON, USNR Theology I, North American College in Rome | Diocese of Arlington, Virginia

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NS Luke R. Dundon was raised with life-ling influences from the military world and the religious that stood as two strong pillars that ultimately inspired his true vocation.

Born the oldest of four at Bethesda Naval Hospital, MD, to Captain David T. Dundon, USN (Ret.), a 23-year veteran naval officer in the Medical Service Corps, and Mrs. Colleen M. Dundon, an oncology nurse, the young boy started “his service at the altar” as a server at St. Timothy’s in Chantilly, VA. His parish elementary school was followed by high school at Bishop O'Connell in Arlington, VA, where ENS Dundon participated in religious activities, such as weekly Eucharistic Adoration, for which he was grateful and attended often. “I owe a debt of gratitude to my parents for their time, interest, and effort in sending me to Catholic schools—it was a tremendous influence on me,” he reflected. O’Connell provided early role models for the future seminarian. A steady influence was Sister Charles Borromeo, Immaculate Heart of Mary, now age 94, who, ENS Dundon says “was and continues to be an inspiration to me, as evidenced by her generous heart and loving spirit.” The chaplain, Father Daniel Mode (CDR, CHC, USN and Reservist at the time) saw a religious vocation in the young student. Although the teenager “did not feel confident or sure enough to follow such a calling at the time,” he does recall “feeling called to give of myself in service, much as my father did by serving in the military.” After high school, ENS Dundon attended the Naval Academy (2003), where, despite relishing his time there, he experienced growing feelings of attraction towards a religious vocation. USNA provided the opportunity for the young ensign to talk to priests such as Father Bob Keane, SJ (CDR, CHC, USN) and Father Tim Koester (CDR, CHC, USN), who were “extremely positive influences” on him. These priests, he recalls, “instilled in me a combined respect and admiration for the ordained priesthood of the Church, in conjunction with that priesthood served in the Armed Services. What began as a faint vocational glimmer in my high school years had grown to a steady burn in my heart by the end of my years at the Naval Academy. I treasured being able to attend daily Mass at the Academy.” After graduation, ENS Dundon continued his studies in Pearl Harbor, HI where prayer and continued guidance from both active and retired chaplains on the island, especially Father Patrick

McCormick (CDR, CHC, USN) and Father John Newton (CAPT (Ret.), CHC, USN) helped him solidify his decision to enter seminary. He was ready whenever the Lord gave him the opportunity. That opportunity came sooner than expected. In the summer of 2005, at the end of studies and ready to join a submarine fleet, the future seminarian was notified of a medical disqualification due to a prior (temporary) condition, and release of active duty. “While this news came as quite a shock to me, I discerned through much prayer that this was an opportunity given by God to take action and pursue the desire of my heart.” That Fall, with full support of his family, ENS Dundon entered Mount St. Mary’s Seminary as a co-sponsored seminarian for the Diocese of Arlington, VA, and the Military Archdiocese. “I quickly found the fulfillment of many prayers and longing at Mount St. Mary's and gave thanks to God each day for the opportunity to serve Him as a seminarian studying for the priesthood,” ENS Dundon reflected. He is completing his studies at the North American College in Rome, where he meets with the chaplains at the Naval Base in Naples and continues his chaplain studies in Rhode Island. Reflecting on his vocation path, ENS Dundon said: “While I continue to look forward to giving of myself to my Nation as a Naval officer, I now strive towards that goal as a Chaplain Candidate, whereby I joyfully look forward to serving God's people as an ordained Catholic priest. It will be an indescribable privilege to serve those who serve our country, and I look forward to being a visible presence of Christ and his love for ALL people serving around the world. “My own life's story may fairly well illustrate how the Lord can call His children to religious vocations, even when their prior lives may not be entirely compatible or apparently conducive to such a calling. What initially seemed like a loss (my removal from Active Duty in the submarine fleet due to medical reasons) was turned into a cause for great joy and fulfillment (entrance into seminary and the CCPO program). I knew that I would not have the courage on my own to pursue the religious vocation without the Lord's help (a socially challenging thing to talk about growing up; not exactly a popular topic amongst youth, to be sure!). Consequently, I put the whole matter in His hands, with great faith. He naturally heard my prayer and responded in love and generosity. I have responded to that calling by following Him as a seminarian, and I give thanks each day for the opportunity to serve Him as such. Serving in the military was most definitely conducive to fostering my vocational feelings. Self-sacrifice, cooperation with others, and total dedication are intrinsically part of the military AND the religious vocation. If there are others in the military who have felt a calling from Christ to serve Him more intimately, then I pray that they will have the courage to explore that calling, as the Lord wills in a special way for each of them.”  spring / 2008 /

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BY JULIA ROTA

The Military Archdiocese Walks for Life

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hey came from all over the United States, in large groups and as individuals, the very old and the very young, united in a common effort to preserve and protect the sanctity of human life. Bearing banners and signs, participants in the 35th Annual March for Life battled the elements on a cold, wintry January morning. For the first time as a staff, members of the AMS joined with their new shepherd, Archbishop Broglio, at the March for Life to represent the members of our global Military Archdiocese who could not be there – active duty service men and women, their families, veterans in VA centers, and government employees posted overseas.

AMS STAFF MEMBERS, INCLUDING MSGR. JAMES DIXON, VICAR GENERAL, CENTER, WALK WITH THE AMS BANNER AT THE 35TH ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE

organize around the country and of their tireless “The brisk morning walk on Tuesday, January “I LOVE GOING TO work on behalf of the unborn. “Abortion is wrong 22, was a clear testimony to the commitment to life on the part of the Archdiocese for the Military THE MARCH FOR LIFE! because abortion hurts everyone,” Anderson said. “It IT’S A WONDERFUL victimizes the mother and father. It compromises Services,” said Archbishop Broglio. “As citizens OPPORTUNITY WE doctors and nurses. It undermines respect for judges. totally at the service of the men and women of our HAVE, REALLY, ON A It implicates the taxpayer who pays for it. It coarsens Armed Forces and their families, we proclaimed our LARGE AND PUBLIC the society that tolerates it.” willingness to witness to the sanctity of human life With a young and vibrant crowd attending, from the moment of conception to natural death. It SCALE, TO WITNESS TO was another service and we were eager to offer our THE MOST IMPORTANT Pavel Reid, AMS Director of Young Adult Ministry, contribution. I was pleased and impressed by the en- SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE said, “I love going to the March for Life! It’s a OF OUR TIME...” wonderful opportunity we have, really, on a large thusiasm and commitment of my young coworkers.” and public scale, to witness to the most important The March began with a broadcast speech by social justice issue of our time. As Catholics we believe in President Bush praising participants who came from far and wide defending life and liberty—one reason why so many serve in the to attend with “faces that shine with a love for life.” He spoke of military - and the March is a great way to do both.” the accomplishments garnered over the past 35 years and Mark Moitoza, Director of Youth Ministry, agreed. brought to attention the important work still needed “to build a society where each one of us is welcomed in life and protected in “The presence of youth and adults of all ages from around law.” Recognizing the parallels between military service and the country at the March for Life serves as a reminder of the work on behalf of the unborn, President Bush declared, “This effectiveness of the ministry of advocacy. Young people become America is rooted in our belief that in a civilized society, the involved in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith strong protect the weak. This America is nurtured by people like community when they are encouraged and mentored well by you, who speak up for the weak and the innocent. This America leaders. In turn, adults are inspired by the energy, enthusiasm, is the destiny of a people whose founding document speaks of the and willingness of young people to stand up for the sanctity of human life. The right to demonstrate your beliefs is a freedom right to life that is a gift of our Creator, not a grant of the state.” the military fights for. Today we are exercising that freedom. Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of We are here as an example of the right to stand up for life.”  Columbus spoke to the crowd of the pro-life events the Knights

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WHEN I WAS SICK YOU CAME AND VISITED ME

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rchbishop Broglio paid his first visit to Walter Reed as Archbishop for the Military Services celebrating Ash Wednesday Mass alongside Father Patrick Kenny, a 28-year veteran chaplain at the hospital, and Father Christopher Opara, scheduled to begin as chaplain this July. George Palma, a 25-year veteran of the Air Force and liturgy coordinator at Walter Reed, said that members of the Walter Reed community were very honored and blessed that Walter Reed was the first military medical facility the Archbishop visited. “In welcoming him to Walter Reed we hope to give him the opportunity for insight into the treatment of our wounded warriors and show him how the medical side of the military operates.” Summing up the feeling of many present, he said, “The Military Archdiocese is a diocese without pews. We are excited about this new leadership, guidance, and direction for the entire military community.”

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Recalling the ancient tradition of the Church whereby the Holy Father visited different parishes during Lent in order to strengthen the sense of community, Archbishop Broglio announced in his homily that on this day Walter Reed was the Station Church for the AMS. He said, “You receive your Archbishop and it was important to me to visit you early in my pastorate, because I want to console the suffering wounded warriors, the aged and the infirm.” A vibrant Catholic community is nurtured at Walter Reed through efforts of staff members such as Kathleen Noel, program coordinator for the Catholic community at the hospital. “Like a parish council, volunteers support the chaplains and organize activities at the hospital,” she said. Lecture series, liturgical celebrations, pilgrimages, and family and patient events are part of how the Catholic community “expands activities of the faith.”

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Lt. Andrew Smay, AN, works at the hospital as a nurse. Serving Mass with the Archbishop, Lt. Smay said, “It’s great that the Archbishop came to say Mass for the staff and patients fulfilling his mission of Christ as taking care of people and visiting the sick.” He continued, “It’s very important to have a Catholic community at Walter Reed for staff, patients, and visi“AS THE tors from all over the country. It’s important for members of the military to have a parish that they can call home.” VICAR OF Talking about the presence of Archbishop Broglio CHRIST, at Walter Reed, Father Opara, Captain, USA said, “As THE the Vicar of Christ the Archbishop’s presence provides ARCHBISHOP’S comfort and confidence in people that Jesus is there PRESENCE for them. Most of the patients are Catholic. Seeing the PROVIDES Archbishop visiting Walter Reed represents God COMFORT coming to heal them, God coming to comfort them and AND sharing in their suffering, knowing that in their CONFIDENCE suffering God is with them every inch of the way.” IN PEOPLE Father Kenny reflected that it was a great privilege THAT JESUS for the Archbishop to come to Walter Reed. “The IS THERE Church was really present with the attendance of the Archbishop. The Archbishop represents the fullness of FOR THEM” the Church and we were so happy that he shared his first communion with the Church here at Walter Reed.” At the conclusion of the Mass, Archbishop Broglio paid personal visits to patients confined to their rooms throughout the hospital. Bringing ashes with him, the Archbishop was able to deliver a message of peace and healing to the wounded hearts and bodies of his new congregation. Following the visit, the Archbishop stated he hoped to visit Walter Reed “frequently, perhaps in a way that allows me to have contact with patients as a pastor would and offer them consolation and pastoral concern. I feel very strongly that Gospel imperative that when I was sick you came and visited me.” 

MEMBERS OF THE WALTER REED CATHOLIC COMMUNITY POSE WITH THE CONCELEBRANTS ON ASH WEDNESDAY. L TO R: KATHLEEN NOEL, FATHER PATRICK KENNY, GEORGE PALMA, ARCHBISHOP BROGLIO, MARIE PE, LT. ANDREW SMAY, FATHER CHRISTOPHER OPARA, CONCEPCION GUZMAN, LTC PAUL FELL

To read the Archbishop’s full Ash Wednesday homily, go to www.milarch.org

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Archbishop Broglio Visits USS Iwo Jima

(FROM L TO R) ARCHBISHOP BROGLIO WITH NAVY CHIEF OF CHAPLAINS ROBERT BURT AND FATHER DAIGLE ON THE OBSERVATION DECK OF THE USS IWO JIMA

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SS IWO JIMA, At Sea (NNS) — The archbishop for the Military Services visited USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), February 8, for an overnight stay while the amphibious assault ship was underway training for its upcoming deployment. The visit was designed to familiarize the archbishop with the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps at sea. “Archbishop Broglio has never served as a military chaplain, so it was important for him to see the operational side of Navy life,” said Iwo Jima Chaplain, Lt. j.g. [Father] David Daigle. “It is also important that he sees firsthand the ministry services chaplains provide to the crew.” Chief of Chaplains, Rear Admiral Robert Burt, and Force Chaplain, Captain George Adams, joined the archbishop on the visit. They spent most of their time touring the ship, and meeting and eating with the crew on the mess decks. “The crew responded really well to the visit. I saw the enthusiasm in their eyes,” Father Daigle said. “Everywhere we went on the ship, he really seemed to make an impact. The archbishop brought a lot of positive energy to the ship as he walked around.” Archbishop Broglio also conducted the evening’s Catholic Mass, and he greeted the crew from the ship’s bridge. For Father Daigle, the visit had special meaning. “It meant a lot to me as a priest,” Father Daigle said. “I am an extension of his ministry, since he obviously can’t be everywhere.”

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BY CHIEF MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST SCOTT BOYLE, USS IWO JIMA PUBLIC AFFAIRS WITH JULIA ROTA

ARCHBISHOP BROGLIO ARRIVING BY HELICOPTER FROM NORFOLK NAVAL STATION, NORFOLK VA

ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY BROGLIO GREETS THE CREW FROM THE BRIDGE OF AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP USS IWO JIMA. THE ARCHBISHOP VISITED THE CREW FOR TWO DAYS TO GET FAMILIARIZED WITH LIFE AT SEA AND THE IMPACT THE U.S. NAVY CHAPLAIN CORPS HAS ON SAILORS’ LIVES. FATHER DAIGLE IS IN THE BACKGROUND.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Mangual, who served at the Mass, said the archbishop’s visit had a positive impact on the ship’s crew. “I think it was a great trip,” he said. “The ship’s Christian communities, especially the Catholics, were able to see there was somebody with their best interest in mind, even if they can’t always see it.” As for the impact the trip had on the archbishop, Father Daigle said, “This was valuable to him because he needs to see what it’s really like on the operational side, to see what the sailors are going through and how they really live.” He continued, “He also got to see what the chaplains do. He got to see the big picture so when he makes pastoral decisions that have implications for the chaplains, he will have that sensitivity and understanding of the impact he will have throughout the operational side of the military.” About his interaction with the ship’s Catholic chaplain, Archbishop Broglio said, “I was very impressed with Father Daigle and his ministry, and his knowledge of the crew and the ship. He illustrated for me how important it is to have good, dedicated chaplains ministering at the side of our men and women in uniform.” “It was very important for the archbishop to come and get a good taste for what the ministry on board a ship is all about,” said Father Daigle. “The archbishop now has seen the chaplains in action. He has seen the people he serves, the people of God.”  Originally released February 10, 2008. Published with permission. All photos credit to U.S. Navy. photos by: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua T. Rodriguez.


BY BUTCH WEHRY ACADEMY SPIRIT

NEW LEADER OF MILITARY ARCHDIOCESE TOURS AIR FORCE ACADEMY

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he new Archbishop for the Archdiocese for the Military Services was appointed January 25 one day prior to a visit to the Academy and surrounding military installations. Academy priest Major Joseph Deichert and Archbishop Timothy Broglio celebrated Saturday Mass at the Academy Community Center Chapel and had breakfast Sunday with the Academy's Catholic cadet chapel staff. Mass with Confirmation was held at the Catholic Cadet Chapel followed by a reception at the Falcon Club and the Association of Graduate's Doolittle Hall. “I never dreamed that the Academy would have a choir of that quality,” said the new archbishop Monday after a visit with Lt. Gen. John Regni, Academy superintendent. He also visited Fort Carson’s Soldiers' Memorial Chapel on Tuesday and Peterson Air Force Base on Wednesday. “My ministry in the last thirty years has been filled with unexpected dimensions,” said the fourth archbishop for the archdiocese. “My late father always spoke with great respect about Monsignor Clement Krug, the chaplain to the Hospital Unit with which he was stationed in England. Monsignor Krug was legend in our family as I was growing up.” Archbishop Broglio's assignments to the Ivory Coast, Paraguay, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico allowed him to meet and minister to members of the armed forces assigned to embassies or bases in those countries including experiences at memorable confirmations celebrated in Roosevelt Roads and Fort Buchanan in Puerto Rico. “Now I look forward to working with Bishops Richard Higgins and Joseph Estabrook, Auxiliary Bishops for the AMS and the other members of the archdiocese in ministering to the men and women and their families who serve or have served this great nation,” he said. He is aware of the strain the prolonged War on Terror has placed on people. “As an Archdiocese we face immense challenges meeting the spiritual needs of our gallant warriors and their families,” said Archbishop Broglio. “We are desperately short of chaplains. Our chaplains are exhausted. Our engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan have tremendous impact upon our families and we must support them during these difficult times. Likewise, we must provide for the wounded warrior and his or her family. The wonderful people of the Department of Veterans Affairs deserve our gratitude and our full support and cooperation in their mission of mercy. My number one goal is the recruitment of chaplains to serve our Armed Forces. The chaplains are in fact the greatest resource of the AMS. “Senior leadership in the Armed Forces will tell you that our greatest resource is our people,” he said. “The greatest resource of the AMS is our priests. The subjects of the AMS deserve the best

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priests we can recruit and I will work with the chiefs of chaplains and my brother bishops to achieve this goal. “I will also explore the rich potential of vocations in the military, not just vocations to the chaplaincy but to the church in the United States. More than 11 percent of the ordination class of 2007 was prior service. I will do all I can to encourage and support young men in the service who express a desire to serve the church as priests. “One of my first priorities will be to approach the nation’s dioceses for them to send us more priests,” said Archbishop Broglio. The archbishop added that he was extremely grateful for the opportunity to visit the Academy and the other installations of Colorado Springs. He equally appreciates the keen commitment of all our men and women in uniform.  Originally published February 1, 2008 in Academy Spirit. Published with permission.

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One helicopter circles low over palm trees for security, the other We visit briefly after Mass. I hear a few confessions and make my lands quickly. The door-gunner jumps out and points to our link-up rounds to the various areas within the compound. As we await our — a squad of soldiers spread out in a nearby field providing security, return flight, evening sets in and it is now dark. The soldiers are one in the middle waves us over. We grab our gear and move fast, excited because tonight they get “hot chow.” The meal is served in squatting down low beside him. Immediately the helicopter departs, an open area underneath a beautiful star-filled sky, surrounded by leaving in its wake an incredible, choking dust cloud that covers us sand-bagged walls and makeshift tables. with powder ground-dust common to Iraq during the dry season. As I sit beside the chow line, many soldiers are wearing a type The sergeant tells me to have my man lock and load because this of miner flashlight on their heads — a new item, popular with the is a “Hot LZ” (landing zone). My young assistant, who has assured me troops, that allows for directed light with both hands free. It is a privhe is the best shot in the company, yells over ileged moment, in that they don’t notice me in the prop blast that he is happy to oblige. The the dark, and so speak freely, joke with each group closes in around me and makes a short other, laugh and clown around. With their miner combat patrol to the entrance of the base camp. flashlights and humor, it seems surreal, and betreflect on the day, I can’t help but notice deep circles under the ter than any comedy hour one could hope to see. grateful I was able to eyes of the men as we form up and move out. As we prepare to leave, I am comforted I receive a warm welcome, soldiers having witnessed this entertaining display of bring the sacraments to thanking me for coming to celebrate Mass for spirit and camaraderie. The commander sees us these soldiers, still smiling off, and likewise comments that he has the best them, as they have not had a priest for many months. I’m introduced to the battalion soldiers anyone could ask for and that he is from their humor. commander, a tough, rugged man, who just extremely proud of them. The soldiers are serious The next day will bring came in from a patrol. Still sporting his gear, now and impressively professional during their helmet in hand, he takes a few moments and final checks as we prepare to go “outside the another location and shares with me his unit mission, pointing to wire.” The click and snap of weapons as they another unit. Each a various locations on a wall map inside a lock and load accentuates the intensity. blown-out building used for their operations We exit the compound and move out to the powerful opportunity center, amidst chatter from multiple radios and LZ in darkness. When we arrive, the soldiers to bring Christ to the battle captain tracking current operations. instinctively move into their positions, establishHe is Catholic, and so we speak of the ing a small perimeter. We wait in silence, the our troops as they Faith throughout his overview. At one point, a only sound from faint radio communications. bravely continue mortar explosion cracks nearby. Dust trickles The “birds” arrive overhead in complete from the ceiling, my reaction noticeable. blackout, barely visible against the night sky. We this mission. “Don’t worry, Father, it’s just the enemy are greeted with the same choking dust cloud as who likes to remind us they are still out there.” before. I see the sergeant’s bright smile through Turning to the battle captain he requests a the dark haze, dust covering our faces, he yells report. A few moments later a radio operator shouts: “Impact outside over the prop blast, “It doesn’t get any better than this, sir!” I smile Tower 2, no damage, no casualties!” in return, taken by his enthusiasm. I assure him of my prayers and tell The success of his battalion is remarkable. The local concerned him I look forward to seeing him next time. citizens group is in full swing, community relations have greatly The crew chief signals us forward. We board the helicopter and improved, enemy activity has been drastically reduced and an push out into the night. I reflect on the day, grateful I was able to intelligence network is now established. I comment that he must feel bring the sacraments to these soldiers, still smiling from their humor. good about how things are going. He responds that he does but, The next day will bring another location and another unit. Each a pausing with restrained emotion, says it has come at a price. powerful opportunity to bring Christ to our troops as they bravely He gestures silently to a simple memorial on the wall across the continue this mission. room, a collection of flyers from the memorial ceremonies of their Sadly, for some, such opportunities might be their last. My next fallen. I stare in silence at a series of photographs, each a heroic story, visit to this same base camp was Veterans Day, and one less soldier and a solemn reminder of the sacrifice still being made in this fight. was among our small congregation. Mass that day was offered for a The brief over, I am shown where Mass will be celebrated. sergeant who joined us during my last visit, but was since killed in A rustic table made from a wooden packing crate is underneath a action while on a dismounted patrol south of Baghdad. It was an large camouflage net in the soldiers’ common area. As we enter the emotional moment, one that always reminds me of a deeper purpose net, several soldiers are watching a movie — “Black Hawk Down.” to my priestly work as a missionary to these modern day warrior/ They chuckle at my reaction, and tell me they just can’t get enough heroes, and one that always makes me admire and appreciate their of this stuff. The morale is high here, even though living conditions courage and sacrifice.  are harsh and the mission demanding. Today is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, and during Mass I share Fr. Albertson is a priest from the Diocese of Arlington currently serving with them some reflections on the parallels between the monastic as a U.S. Army chaplain in the Archdiocese for the Military Services. life and life in a forward area: hard work, austere living conditions, This is his second tour to Iraq. restrictions to the compound, very few personal items, community Originally published in the Arlington Catholic Herald, living, common mission, etc., and because of this, many finish their December 13, 2007 combat tours with a deeper faith.

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ARABIAN SEA (April 8, 2007) - Sailors enjoy a reception with pastries and fruit provided by the supply department after the Easter Sunrise Service on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group was on a regularly scheduled deployed in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO). MSO help set the conditions for security and stability, as well as aid counter-terrorism and security efforts, to the regional nations.

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uring this time of celebration during the Easter Season, let us not forget that while many of us will be able to go to Mass on Sundays and then gather with our family and friends afterwards, there are thousands of deployed soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who are far from home and unable to enjoy such comforts. Many of these heroes may face danger, injury, or even death while we celebrate. Please take a few moments each day to pray for them as well as for their families here at home. Please also pray for our veterans whose previous sacrifices must not be forgotten.

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et us remember that when the first disciples saw that Jesus had risen from the dead, they knew that all he had said was true and were moved to acts of mission and generosity. As we celebrate Easter and reflect on the Lord’s triumphant Resurrection, will you too be moved to act as the apostles did?

ou can give to the Archdiocese for the Military Services with total confidence. This Archdiocese NEVER lends, rents, or sells its donor list to any outside organization ever. Call the Archdiocese’s Development Office at 202-719-3631 or send an email to support@milarch.org if you have any questions. We are here to serve you.

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e’ve enclosed a special envelope for your use when making your gift this Easter Season - please mail it

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After you have made your gift to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, you may also want to consider supporting some of these special collections recommended by the Archdiocese: APRIL 27, 2008 - CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL JUNE 29, 2008 - PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY FATHER

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Our Joyous Celebration of the Easter Season is Here!


© U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY PHOTOGRAPHER'S MATE 2ND CLASS TIFFINI M. JONES.

ARABIAN GULF (Apr. 20, 2003) – (Chaplain) Father Dan Reardon and Chaplain Kyle Fauntleroy work together to put up a crucifix for the Easter Sunrise Service on the flight deck of USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) were deployed conducting combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Commemorative Editorial The Installation of

Archbishop Timothy Paul Broglio

Archbishop Broglio is congratulated by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, as he is seated on the cathedra thus becoming the fourth Archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA.


The Most Reverend Pietro Sambi Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend Edwin F. O'Brien Archdiocesan Administrator for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

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The President and First Lady Laura Bush

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The Honorable James B. Peake Secretary, United States Department of Veterans Affairs

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Admiral Mike Mullen Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, extends its gratitude to the Knights of Columbus for all its support of the Installation of Archbishop Timothy Broglio. Knights at every level offered their time, professionalism, expertise and generosity, all of which were all essential to the success of the day. Special thanks go to Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, Col. Charles H. Gallina, USMC (Ret.), D.C. State Deputy Peter D. Gervais and all the individual Knights who helped, particularly those who volunteered to transport senior clergy.

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Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson and the 1.7 million members of the

Knights of Columbus extend congratulations and fraternal greetings to

His Excellency Reverend Timothy P. Broglio Most Reverand on his installation as

Archbishop for the of the

Military Services,, Services, USA Military and look forward to continuing their longstanding support for the Military Archdiocese

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By Julia Rota

The Installation of Archbishop Timothy Paul Broglio 25 JANUARY 2008

On a clear, brisk, winter day, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA was blessed to have installed its fourth Archbishop, the Most Reverend Timothy Paul Broglio.

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he celebration began the night before the formal installation with a private dinner held at AMS headquarters for the Archbishop’s family, close friends, and brother priests from the Diocese of Cleveland. Following the dinner, guests had the chance to tour the building where the Archbishop would now call both office and home. The following morning, a luncheon was held on the campus of Catholic University bringing together three-hundred bishops, clergy, family, and AMS staff before the Mass of Installation.

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s early as noon, guests of the AMS and Archbishop Broglio began assembling in the great Upper Church of the National Shrine. The Mass brought together many people from past assignments of the Archbishop, and those who represent his new one. Representing the Archbishop’s days in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, where he served as papal representative, were 10 archbishops and bishops who flew to Washington for the ceremony. Special guests included Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez, Archbishop Emeritus of San Juan, Puerto Rico.


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1. BISHOP HIGGINS PASSES ON A CROZIER TO ARCHBISHOP BROGLIO. THE CROZIER BELONGED TO THE LATE JOHN CARDINAL O’CONNOR, FORMER AUXILIARY BISHOP TO THE MILITARY ORDINARIATE AND FORMER ARCHBISHOP OF NEW YORK • 2. ARCHBISHOP BROGLIO AND BISHOP HIGGINS WALKING TOGETHER TO THE SHRINE • 3. PROCESSION INTO THE SHRINE. (L TO R): RETIRED AUXILIARY BISHOP JOSEPH J. MADERA; AUXILIARY BISHOP JOSEPH W. ESTABROOK; RETIRED AUXILIARY BISHOP FRANCIS X. ROQUE; AUXILIARY BISHOP RICHARD B. HIGGINS; ARCHBISHOP EDWIN O’BRIEN; ARCHBISHOP DONALD W. WUERL • 4. ARCHBISHOP BROGLIO LOOKS ON AS BISHOP HIGGINS COMMENCES THE MASS BY WELCOMING EVERYONE IN ATTENDANCE

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rchbishop Broglio, a native of the Diocese of Cleveland, was surrounded by family, friends, and priests from his home state and even parishioners from his first pastoral assignment at St. Margaret Mary in South Euclid, OH, with whom he has stayed close over the years. Representing his days in Rome at the Secretariat of State and as a young seminarian at the Pontifical North American College came even more friends.

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ver thirty archbishops and bishops concelebrated the Mass, including Cardinal William W. Baum, retired archbishop of Washington, DC; Cardinal William H. Keeler, the retired archbishop of Baltimore; Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States; Archbishop

Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington; Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien, third archbishop of the Military Services and current Archbishop of Baltimore; and retired AMS Auxiliary Bishops, Francis Roque and Joseph Madera.

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5. ARCHBISHOP BROGLIO ACCEPTS GREETINGS FROM FATHER JIM BURNETT, CHIEF OF CHAPLAINS AT HINES VA MEDICAL CENTER, IL, AND PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF VA CATHOLIC CHAPLAINS, AS BISHOP HIGGINS LOOKS ON • 6. ARCHBISHOP BROGLIO ACCEPTS GREETINGS FROM DEACON MARK IVANY, A CO-SPONSORED SEMINARIAN, AS BISHOP HIGGINS LOOKS ON • 7. CARDINAL WILLIAM HENRY KEELER AT THE MASS OF INSTALLATION • 8. ARCHBISHOP BROGLIO GREETS CARDINAL WILLIAM WAKEFIELD BAUM

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he Mass of Installation, which was broadcast live on the Eternal Word Television Network, began with an impressive procession into the Shrine. After the National Anthem was sung, Bishop Higgins, Archdiocesan Administrator, welcomed guests to the Mass. Recalling Archbishop O’Brien, he offered special thanks to him for his “enthusiasm, pastoral leadership, and commitment to serving the needs of our service members.” He applauded “our gallant priestchaplains serving in the military and in the Department of Veterans Affairs who have traveled to be with us today” stating that “their heroic ministry is legendary.”

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hen it came time to pass along the reins of the archdiocese to Archbishop Broglio, Bishop Higgins declared: “May God shine his grace on all of us gathered here before Him and on our new Bishop Timothy, who like the original Bishop Timothy of the New Testament, assumes a new and awesome responsibility to serve as a missionary bishop to the entire world.”

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accepted his new appointment, upon which Archbishop Sambi, Bishop Higgins and all the bishops, clergy, and assembled faithful broke into spontaneous applause.

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Homily of the Mass of Installation Praised by Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

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et my first words to you be the name of Our Lord. You may not remember anything else I have to say this afternoon, dear brothers and sisters, but please do not forget that l began with His holy Name, I intend to preach His Gospel among you, because it is truth and life. I intend to make His liberating truth the center of the ministry I formally begin in this magnificent Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. One of the last works of the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo is found in the Pauline Chapel in the Vatican Palace, not too far from the office where I spent eleven years in the Secretariat of State. The fresco depicts the scene described in the first reading, the conversion of St. Paul. The artist very cleverly used light to convey the presence of Christ. Paul, blinded by the light, is on the ground. We can easily imagine his confusion and uncertainty. We know about the perplexity of the others who will hear about this event. Looking for that brilliant light of Christ as we celebrate the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul in the context of this Installation Ceremony, the Lord speaks to us about the mission of an Apostle, audacity, and Evangelization. St. Paul in another of the accounts of his conversion, asks “What must I do, Lord?” It is almost Luke’s simple summary of Paul’s conversion. Having submitted himself to Christ, the faithful Christian’s desire consists essentially in the profound willingness to conform his life completely to will and plan of the Risen Lord. Paul becomes a missionary, a witness to the marvels he has experienced, “a witness before all to what you

have seen and heard.” So compelled by his experience of Christ, it is the only thing he can do. To meet Jesus Christ is to discover that I cannot live without Him and must enter more deeply into the mystery of His life and love. Conversion is obviously the dramatic moment in Paul’s life and a turning point in the history of Christianity, but is also the common experience of each one of us. We must continually allow divine grace to form us, to convert us, to purify us into a perfect offering acceptable to the Lord. As the Psalmist says we must be continually refined as is fine silver. Paul’s itinerary of faith calls to mind our own. Our belief is not primarily in a doctrine, a formula or a system, but in a person, the Lord Jesus who reveals Himself to us. “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” reminds us that Jesus has identified Himself with the Church, the People of God. Growing in knowledge and love of Christ urges a person to share what he has received. The Bishops gathered at Aparecida to celebrate the V Conference of the Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean reminded us: to know Christ is the greatest gift we have received and to share that experience is the most priceless treasure we can transmit. Pope Benedict also insisted in the importance of evangelization. “Those who have recognized a great truth or discovered a great joy have to pass it on; they absolutely cannot keep it to themselves. These great gifts are never intended for only one person. In Jesus Christ a great light emerged for us, the great Light: we cannot put it under a bushel basket, we must set it on a lamp stand so that it will give light to all who are in the house (cf. Mt 5: 15). St Paul traveled tirelessly, taking the Gospel with him. He even felt under a sort of

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“compulsion” to proclaim the Gospel (cf. I Cor 9: 16) - not so The Servant of God, Pope John Paul II in his Letter much out of concern for the salvation of the single appointing me to the Titular See of Amiternum and non-baptized person who had not yet been reached by the Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic and Delegate Gospel, but rather because he was aware that history as a to Puerto Rico, reminded me that as one who grew up among whole could not attain fulfillment those charged with health care, I until the Gospel had reached the would learn to spread the healing full number (pléroma) of Gentiles words of salvation among others. I (cf. Rom 11: 25). To reach its promise to keep learning. completion, history needs the However, this is neither the time proclamation of the Good News to nor the place to offer pastoral plans all peoples, to all men and women or philosophies of ministry. It is a (cf. Mk 13: 10).” time to celebrate a new beginning, Evangelization is central to our to beg Almighty God for the gifts faith. For that very reason every of wisdom, fortitude, and patience. Celebration of the Eucharist termiAs we prepare for the Pauline nates with a mission, a sending Year, which our Holy Father has forth, and a mandate to go out with promulgated to begin next June the good news. It is the mandate, 28th, I thought it appropriate to repeated in the Gospel today, that inaugurate my ministry to the requests submission and expects Archdiocese for the Military obedience. Services on the Feast of his converPaul tells Timothy: “Do not be sion. It also seemed appropriate, ashamed of your testimony to our BISHOPS AND CLERGY PROCESSING INTO THE SHRINE OF THE IMMACULATE because while Paul might or might CONCEPTION FOR THE MASS OF INSTALLATION OF ARCHBISHOP BROGLIO Lord. Avail yourself of the strength not have fallen off a horse on his that comes from God.” This Timothy always tries to take that way to Damascus, I will certainly spend a considerable teaching to heart. The Word of God is not necessarily amount of time in airports and in transit. He was a great politically correct. Paul describes it as a sword which reaches missionary to the nations and this new ministry obliges me the heart of the matter. Indeed, he also tells us to preach the to go and seek out our faithful men and women in the Armed Gospel in and out of season. It is a challenge and yet with Forces and their families wherever they may be. every challenge comes the grace to meet it. I promise to offer the best that I have to the faithful who Speaking of challenges, the Holy Father has placed one have been entrusted to my pastoral care. Our thoughts on my shoulders and I have pledged cannot fail to turn this afternoon to to guard this rich trust with the help the thousands of young men and of the Holy Spirit that dwells withwomen who unselfishly serve our in us. Receiving this mission from Nation and many other Nations Almighty God who has called us with their faithful vigilance. Iraq according to His own design, I and Afghanistan are the places accept the challenge and will do which immediately come to mind. everything in my power to teach, We offer our prayers for them and govern and sanctify, as a Pastor beg Almighty God to bring them according to the Heart of Christ. home safely. We thank them for In the time since my appointtheir commitment and sacrifice. ment many have asked about past Can we forget the wounded and military experience in my backthose suffering in our hospitals, in ground. As you can see from the the centers under the Veterans’ brief notes printed in the back of Administration, and elsewhere? your program, there is none. While Men and women who have I recognize the new and specialized sacrificed themselves for values in ministry to which I have been which they believe have given their ALTAR SERVERS LEADING THE PROCESSION OUT called, the Holy Father’s task was to youth and often their health AT THE END OF THE MASS OF INSTALLATION provide a pastor. I offer you almost and their lives in the service of thirty-two years of ordained ministerial experience, from the our country. As Pastor now to many of them, I offer an Nigerian bush in Udi parish where I served as a deacon expression of heartfelt gratitude, a promise of service, and the without the benefit of electricity, hot water, or a common assurance of my prayers. language to my most recent service in the beautiful islands My expression of gratitude begins, of course, with of the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Almighty God who gave me life, called me to the priesthood

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and has now entrusted me with a new responsibility. So also, servir a Ustedes. Después de haber pasado muchos años viviendo do I thank His Holiness Pope Benedict for his confidence in en el extranjero y hablando otros idiomas, se cuanto es importante me. I would ask His Excellency, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, to hablar sobre la fe en tu propia lengua. Estoy muy dispuesto en express in the usual way my appreciation to the Holy Father. ofrecerles esta posibilidad y orgulloso de su contribución al País. I also am grateful for your presence – not only to fulfil your Su servicio es una contribución honrada y se que viene a un precio canonical duties, but also as a representative of a service to muy caro. which I gave so many years of my life. No olvido tampoco a los Embajadores y Diplomáticos I am so deeply grateful for the presence of Their presentes. Hasta domingo pasado comparti su oficio y les pido Eminences Cardinal Luis seguir trabajado para el dialogo Aponte Martinez, William y el entendimiento entre los Baum and William Keeler. My pueblos. Saludo con cariño al association with each one of Sr. Embajador de la Republica you goes back many years and Dominicana y los demás presentes. holds special memories. I am grateful for the Bishops Archbishop O’Brien, I who have so graciously taken appreciate your sacrifice to be time out of their schedules to here this afternoon. When I join me in invoking Almighty met you thirty-two years ago, I God’s blessing on this new was impressed, but I never, endeavor. In the same way, I ever, expected to succeed you. thank the chaplains, priests, I am grateful for the legacy you and deacons who are here have left, the ministry you so today. Allow me to single out ably accomplished, and the the presbyterate from which home that you provided for the I came. The priests of the Archdiocese. I hope to follow Cleveland diocese had such an the example of your ubiquity important role in my vocation, and selflessness in generous formation, and growth as a service. Given that Baltimore is priest. While most of those not far away, I am also counting here today are contemporaries on your counsel. or younger, they do represent Así también saludo muy all who form that wonderful cordialmente mis hermanos communion of service in Arzobispos y Obispos de la Northeastern Ohio. By the Republica Dominicana y Puerto same token, I am grateful to the Rico. Su presencia aquí es un members of the Class of 1977 signo de comunión particularfrom the North American mente fuerte. Durante casi siete College who are able to be años Ustedes me han inspirado present today and remember con su compromiso, su cercanía those who have died. a la gente y su fidelidad a la There are also a few couples Sede Apostólica indignamente here from the first parish where representada por un servidor. Me I was an Associate Pastor. han enseñado la disponibilidad THE ALTAR OF THE BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Twenty-nine years have passed pastoral que caracteriza el ministerio since I left St. Margaret Mary, de Ustedes. De manera muy especial renuevo mi gratitud al but the goodness of those people who broke me in is still one Cardenal Aponte por su presencia. A los Señores Arzobispos of the richest memories of my ministry. Thank you for being González y de la Rosa y los Señores Obispos Casiano, Camilo, here today. Peña, Ozoria, Rubén González y Lázaro, habrá mucho para decir, On this day of the culmination of the prayer for Christian pero tal vez la hermandad que Ustedes han siempre mostrada tiene Unity, I greet with warmth the Chiefs of Chaplains and the su elocuencia más evidente aquí en su presencia. Chaplains from other Christian Communities of Faith En sus personas veo la presencia también de los nobles pueblos present this afternoon. In the same way, I salute with respect de ambas islas. Nunca puedo olvidar la bondad, la acogida y la fe de our Jewish brothers and sisters and the Iman from the Islamic esta gente. Nunca puedo olvidar el calor y la emoción con que me han Faith. May all of us who invoke the name of the same despedido. Espero que no fuera por la alegría de verme salir por fin. Almighty and wonderful God teach respect, tolerance, and Junto a Ustedes, pienso a los muchos militares de los Estados common values to all people. Unidos de América de habla español. Tengo mucho interés en I welcome the presence of the Honorable Justice Anton

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Scalia and the other representatives of the Executive, Judicial, and Legislative Branches of our Government. The presence of so many members of the Armed Services is a source of special joy. I am anxious to begin my ministry to you and I hope that the orientation will not be too painful for either you or me. Allow me to return to my priests, the Chaplains here present, those who are listening to the broadcast on the Eternal Word Network, and those who will read these words later on. I appreciate your service and recognize the sacrifice you are making. Please know that my door will always be open to you. As the first collaborators of the Archdiocese, your role is essential to the proclamation of the Gospel and the spiritual assistance of the men and women in uniform and their families. Your new Archbishop is always ready to help you in that ministry. In the same way, I am grateful to Bishop Higgins for his leadership during the interim and to Bishop Estabrook for his constant travels. Msgrs. Dixon and Newland and Fathers Olszyk and Chandler have made me very welcome in a new home. The entire staff of the Archdiocese for the Military Services has been very helpful. They reintroduced me to cold weather last Tuesday during the March for Life, but have been very warm in their welcome. Last, but certainly not least, I thank Joan, Tony, Larry, and John, their spouses, children, and grandchildren, my cousins, and other friends present here today. I am glad that I will be closer and no longer need a passport to visit you. My siblings have been especially faithful in visiting me and

participating in various events. The five of us cannot fail to remember our dear parents whose love and example are the foundation of who we are today. I believe in the communion of saints and I am certain that they are close to us today. May they rest in ever lasting peace. My first words were in praise of Our Lord and Savior who has convoked us today. I do promise to preach His Gospel without fear in your midst. Pope Benedict reminds us that “the encounter with Jesus Christ requires listening, requires a response in prayer and in putting into practice what he tells us. By getting to know Christ we come to know God, and it is only by starting from God that we understand man and the world, a world that would otherwise remain a nonsensical question.” In this marvellous Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, I beg Mary, our Mother, to guide me on the sure path to her Son. My Episcopal Coat of Arms has a star to honor the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the North American College where I was ordained deacon and priest and Patroness of this great Nation formed under God with liberty and justice for all. With the help of Jesus and Mary, let us all recommit ourselves to witness to the Gospel and, like Michelangelo, offer a masterpiece to Almighty God – not one in plaster and paint, but in our lives. Timothy, Paul, Andrew: two Apostles and the disciple – all great men fired with the experience of the Risen Lord and zealous in preaching. This Timothy Paul Andrew knows all too well his shortcomings, but I do share their zeal and am eager like them to serve and praise Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

“My first words were in praise of Our Lord and Savior who has convoked us today. I do promise to preach His Gospel without fear in your midst. Pope Benedict reminds us that “the encounter with Jesus Christ requires listening, requires a response in prayer and in putting into practice what he tells us. By getting to know Christ we come to know God, and it is only by starting from God that we understand man and the world, a world that would otherwise remain a nonsensical question.”

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By Julia Rota

An interview with ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY PAUL BROGLIO Archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services

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ALUTE EDITOR JULIA ROTA SAT DOWN WITH NEWLY APPOINTED ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY PAUL BROGLIO AND TALKED ABOUT HIS CHILDHOOD, VOCATION, AND NEW APPOINTMENT. AMS: Archbishop Broglio, thank you for talking with me today. In the winter issue of SALUTE we announced your appointment, made on November 19, 2007, as the new Archbishop of the Military Archdiocese. We have received many notes of congratulations on your appointment and I know our supporters are eager to learn more about you.

Archbishop Broglio: Thank you Julia. I am very honored and humbled to have been chosen for this position. I look forward to speaking to our supporters through SALUTE, and hope even to meet them in person AMS: Let’s start from the beginning. What can you tell us about your early years? Your family? AB: I was born and raised in Cleveland Heights, Ohio in a large Georgian house, one and a half blocks from St. Ann’s Catholic parish and school. My father, Antonio S. Broglio, a veteran of the Second World War, was a cardiologist and practiced medicine until his death in 1984. He served as a physician in the Army. Although reticent to speak about those years, he held the figure of his unit chaplain, Msgr. Clement Krug in high esteem. By the time I met the legendary Msgr. Krug, I was already in the seminary. My mother, Ruth Hines, was a graduate nurse, serving at what was then City Hospital in Cleveland until her marriage to my father. She then dedicated herself to being a wife and mother until I was in the seminary, when she became my father’s assistant. She died in 2000.

I am the youngest of five children. My sister, Joan, the eldest, was an elementary school teacher in an economically depressed area. My brother Anthony is a veteran of the Army and a urological surgeon. Interestingly, when I left for seminary studies in Rome, Tony left with his family for his tour of duty in Korea. In my last two years in the seminary, he was stationed in Germany. There, on the base in Nürnberg, as a deacon, I baptized his fourth child. My brother Lawrence worked in investment, and John is a computer consultant. I have 12 nieces and nephews. Our family is scattered throughout the United States: Ohio, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Virginia, and now me in Washington, DC. As a young child my home parish was the center of my life. In addition to attending our parish school, diligently directed by the Ursuline Nuns of Cleveland, there was a sports program (no one will believe it, but I even played football in a parish league for two years!) and a wonderful recreation center with a gym and roller skating rink. Growing up in a relatively large family in the ‘50s and early ‘60s was pleasant, and being the youngest was great! My sister and brothers encouraged me to read, made me learn to swim at age 3 (otherwise we would not

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be conducting this interview), and taught me the importance of family. The sailing of the Masdam, the Holland American Line ship that took my sister and oldest brother for a year of studies in Vienna in 1960, had a great impact on my vision. I learned a great deal about Europe through their letters and the books they sent home. When my sister moved to Chicago and two brothers went to college out of state, I missed them and looked forward to their visits. Of course, I never realized that it was only the beginning of a life filled with airports, distances, and separations.

The death of our parish priest, and founding pastor, Father John Mary Powers, also helped crystallize my thinking: I realized that he would have to be replaced. While I knew I was not talented enough for that role, I thought that I could fill in somewhere in the chain of vacancies created when his replacement would be named. I never really abandoned that desire to be a parish priest. Somewhere in the month of July of one of those high school years, a Redemptorist priest, Rev. James THE FUTURE ARCHBISHOP AS AN EIGHT-YEAR Gaffney, suggested that I consider a OLD THIRD GRADER AT ST. ANN’S SCHOOL priestly vocation. It was the first time that anyone directly approached me on AMS: What were your teenage and college years like? the topic. By the time I graduated from Ignatius, I was very certain of a vocation to the priesthood. AB: After elementary school, I attended St. Ignatius Friendships with Msgr. Anthony N. Fuerst, S.T.D., High School, Cleveland’s Jesuit and Father James J. Grandillo preparatory school for boys. I first especially encouraged me and witnessed urban poverty in the part inspired me by their example. of town where the school was locatOf course, despite the distances and ed and decided to become a tutor to the fact that I only served two years students in the local parochial there, the presbyterate of the school. diocese of Cleveland continues to I attended Boston College and support me with their friendship, majored in classics. The early ‘70s their prayers, and the example of was not an easy period to live on a their commitment. To my brothers college campus. While I made some in Cleveland no expression of good and lasting friendships at BC, gratitude will ever be adequate. I really dedicated myself to my My parents inspired in us a studies and steered clear of some love for family life, pride in our THE ARCHBISHOP’S MOTHER, RUTH HINES BROGLIO, of the excesses of that period, Italian culture (shared even by my WITH THEN MSGR. BROGLIO IN FRONT OF A PLAQUE DEDICATING dominated on college campuses by German mother), the importance THE CCU UNIT AT MARYMOUNT HOSPITAL TO THE ARCHBISHOP’S FATHER, THE LATE DR. ANTHONY S. BROGLIO the anti war in Viet Nam moveof faith, responsibility, and hard ment. I am very grateful for the work. My father used to change excellent education I received and for the contact with the oil in the cars, a skill I never mastered or liked, the Jesuits, many of whom had served the New England but always admired him for. My parents were always Provincial mission in Iraq. extremely supportive of my decision, but made it clear that it had to be my decision. In fact, because they had AMS: Can you tell us about your vocation to the the means to do so and felt that it was their duty, my priesthood? Did it come at once, or was it a longer, parents reimbursed the diocese of Cleveland for my slower discernment process? seminary studies at the North American College in Rome. AB: I first began to give serious thought to a vocation in my final years of elementary school. I was attracted AMS: Your background has not been with the military, by the ministry of the priests in our large suburban but with the Vatican diplomatic corps. What was that parish. Eucharistic adoration, serving Mass, and converlike? sations aided my search for an adequate response to Almighty God’s call. The effects of the Second Vatican AB: Although the Vatican diplomatic service dates its Council on liturgy and parish life also had a strong origins to the very beginning of the history of the influence on my discernment. Councils of the Church, the Holy See has maintained

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diplomatic relations since the emergence of the modern Niger is arid, has a strong nomad culture, and is State in Europe in the late XV century. In addition to predominantly Moslem. informing the various dicasteries of the Holy See about The missionaries and local clergy in all of the the political, economic, social, and religious situation in countries impressed me. I was grateful for the the country where he is assigned, the Vatican representaopportunity to lend a hand in direct pastoral ministry, tive is charged with maintaining good relations both in local parishes and for the English language with the host government and strengthening the Catholic community in Abidjan. communion between the Paraguay represented a universal Church and the wonderful experience, local Church to which he is which introduced me sent. Pope Paul VI, himself a directly in the world of Vatican diplomat, gave the Latin America. The very best description: the presence simple people welcomed of the Nuncio living and strangers and willingly participating in the life of the shared what little they local Church is as if the Pope had. I spent three years as himself were present in that the de facto pastor of a country. parish mission in Asunción. Of course, when I was On the night of ordained a priest, I never February 2nd 1989, considered this special service General Rodríguez overto the Church; I thought I threw the dictatorship THE NEWLY ORDAINED FATHER BROGLIO AND HIS PARENTS, MAY 1977 was destined to spend my life of General Alfredo as a parish priest. A year before my ordination, a very Strössner. I remember my pain as I sat on the floor in good friend was invited to the Accademia, the facility the corridor of the Nunciature in Asunción and in Rome for the preparation of “Vatican Diplomats.” listened to the shooting. I kept visualizing the I was pleased that he was chosen and encouraged him unnecessary deaths of the 14 and 15 year-old soldiers to accept. However, it was not so easy to decide how to often seen on the military bases in the capital. respond when, after two years as an Associate Pastor, I On a more pleasant note, the Servant of God, Pope was asked to enter the same John Paul II, visited both facility. The good Monsignor Abidjan and Paraguay who extended the invitation during my assignments told me that if I decided not there. Preparation for the to accept, I should be able to visits provided wonderful articulate good reasons for learning experiences and not availing myself of an interesting contacts. In a opportunity for the special special way, the almost service the Church had asked three-day visit in Paraguay of me. allowed the Nunciature to My assignments in this receive the Pope as a service have placed me in house guest, eat with him, four different positions. I and observe his intense A FAMILY PHOTO. FROM L-R: (STANDING) JOHN, JOAN, TONY, served as Secretary of the prayer life and stamina in (SEATED) DR. AND MRS. BROGLIO, TIMOTHY, AND LARRY. Apostolic Nunciatures in other tasks as well. Côte d’Ivoire (West Africa, 1983-87) and in Paraguay After seven years in the field, on 14 May 1990, (1987-90). The work of the Diplomatic Secretary is to I returned to Rome to take up new responsibilities assist the Apostolic Nuncio in his ministry, replace him as the desk officer for Columbia, Cuba, El Salvador, on those occasions that he is absent, and attend to the Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua in the Section administration of the Nunciature. The Nunciature in for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire was also accredited to Burkina the Holy See. Six months later, Archbishop Angelo Faso and Niger. All three countries were very Sodano was named Pro-Secretary of State, and I started different. Côte d’Ivoire was modern, well-organized and working in his office. pro-western. Burkina Faso is very poor and experienced This was the beginning of the most interesting and two coup d’états during my sojourn in West Africa. fascinating eleven years of ministry in the office of the

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Secretary of State of His Holiness. In the structure of the I can offer my talents and make a contribution. While the Church, this office oversees everything. Therefore, I was situation and the characteristics change for military introduced into the joys, sufferings, problems, and personnel and their families, our ministry is still basically decisions at the highest level of the Church. Perhaps pastoral. I bring thirty-two years of ordained ministry to even more importantly I was privileged to work very these new responsibilities, but more importantly the closely with Cardinal Angelo Sodano, (after 1992 conviction that Jesus Christ established His Church as I became his “Chief of Cabinet”), the instrument for the salvation of a diligent and faithful servant of humanity. “Woe to me, if I do not the Church. His long hours in the preach the Gospel,” St. Paul tells office, painstaking attention to us. My first goal is to facilitate detail, careful preparation of the ministry of our chaplains and meetings both with the Holy thereby minister to the military and Father and with various Heads of their families. State, and linguistic ability Secondly, I hope to continue confirmed for me that authentic the excellent work of Archbishop ministry in the Church is not O’Brien and his predecessors in about honors or positions, but increasing the number of full-time service. Eleven years at his side chaplains. Thirdly, I hope to ensure were very formative moments for a sound economic base so that we me. I am very grateful for his can be pastors rather than fundexample and for the opportunity raisers. Lastly, I count on the to know the Church at that level. generosity of my brother Bishops Cardinal Sodano is the one and Religious Superiors in the who informed me of the Holy United States to share from their Father’s decision to ordain me a own poverty with the AMS to bishop and send me as Apostolic enable us to respond to the pastoral Nuncio to the Dominican Republic needs of our military personnel. and Apostolic Delegate to Puerto ARCHBISHOP BROGLIO’S EPISCOPAL ORDINATION IN ROME, MARCH 19, 2001 I hope that our benefactors will Rico. I am extremely grateful for continue to donate the funds that the confidence of my Superiors and will never cease to the AMS needs in order to fulfill her ecclesial mission. thank Almighty God for the experience of these almost AMS: Many AMS supporters have a military background seven years of service on these two islands. and have experienced firsthand the benefit of a chaplain. AMS: You certainly have had extensive experience in Others support us because they know how important it is dealing with all kinds of people and all kinds of situations, to have a Catholic priest available to our service members. hard ones too, around the world, from the highest level of What would you like to say to our supporters? the Church, to some of the poorest parishes of the Church. AB: I am approaching this new ministry with enthusiasm, How has this prepared you for this new assignment? with prayerful reflection, and, as always, with the firm The Military Archdiocese, after all, is a perfect example decision to offer the best of my abilities to proclaim the of the “global Church.” What are your goals? Kingdom of God. AB: The Holy See has decided to give me another Above all, I approach this ministry with the heart of challenge. When I was first approached with the proposal a pastor who has already served the Church on three of being named Archbishop for the Military Services in continents in a variety of circumstances. I count on the the United States, I was overwhelmed. I really am not advice and experience of my Auxiliary Bishops, the sure exactly how I responded, but knew that, if asked, priests and staff of the Archdiocese for the Military I would accept. Services, and the chaplains themselves to assist me in the That afternoon, Divine Providence arranged that process of learning about the specifics of military life, the pastoral needs of our faithful, the programs to respond to I accompany two young Puerto Rican priests to the these needs and how to be most effective. Rooms of St. Ignatius in Rome. Privately, while there, I Finally, as I have done repeatedly since the repeated Ignatius’ prayer “Take, Lord, my liberty, my announcement of my nomination, I ask everyone to understanding, my entire will. Give me only your grace which will be enough for me.” Once again, I placed my accompany me with their prayers. The challenges are ministry in the hands of Almighty God. many, but divine grace is always sufficient, if we are As I learn more about the AMS, I am convinced that willing to cooperate with it. 

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A Family Portrait: Gifts of Faith and Love

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By Jem Sullivan, Ph.D.

ARCHBISHOP BROGLIO GREETS HIS SISTER, JOAN BROGLIO KIMMEL, AT HIS 2001 ORDINATION TO THE EPISCOPACY

rom St. Margaret Mary Parish in South Euclid, Ohio to the halls of Vatican diplomacy in Rome. From Abidjan, Ivory Coast to Asunción, Paraguay. From the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico to the capitol city of Washington, DC. Archbishop Timothy Paul Broglio’s ministry as priest, pastor, Vatican diplomat, and Archbishop has spanned diverse continents, languages, cultures and peoples. In the midst of a varied and challenging global ministry one thing, however, has remained constant – the life long ties of a close-knit and loving family that, to this day, nurtures and supports him.

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As the Archdiocese for the Military Services welcomes Archbishop Broglio into the military family of faith, the reflections of family and close friends offer an inspiring family portrait. Given in the weeks following Archbishop Broglio’s installation as the fourth Archbishop for the Military Archdiocese, here are their recollections, offered with a family’s pride and joy at this momentous occasion in the life of the one they fondly call “Uncle Tim.”

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ince he was the youngest of five we all doted on him,” recalls Mrs. Joan Broglio Kimmel, eldest sibling and sister of Archbishop Broglio. Born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, he is the youngest son of the late

Dr. Antonio S. and the late Ruth H. Broglio. An integral part of the Broglio family life was a strong Catholic faith that made a deep and lasting impression on the children. Going through Catholic elementary and high school, the young Timothy greatly admired their parish pastor. The seeds of service to the Church were certainly planted during those early years. Was it a surprise then when the youngest son of the family chose to serve the Lord in priestly ministry? “Not at all. It was not a surprise that he chose the priesthood,” notes Joan, as she recalls how the Ursuline Sisters allowed her brother, at the young age of seven, to serve as “altar watcher” during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. “He is very family oriented, has a warmth and great sense of humor, and you can count on him to get things done,” says Mrs. Broglio Kimmel. After attending Boston College where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Classics, the family saw him leave for further theological studies in Rome. It would be in the Eternal City that the family would joyfully reunite to witness his priestly ordination for the Diocese of Cleveland at the North American College, Rome in 1977.

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s a young seminarian, now long time friend, Father Dave Ireland first met the newly ordained Father Broglio while both men were students in Rome in 1979. “He is a genuine and dedicated person who loves the Lord and loves the Church,” notes Father Ireland, now Pastor of St. Gregory the Great, South Euclid,

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Admiration for “Uncle Tim”

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’ve always been inspired by Uncle Tim and his life experiences around the world,” says nephew Tony Broglio, Jr. “He traveled the world and he’d always have great stories of his experiences abroad. Whenever he visited family he took time to play sports with the kids and to connect with new members of the family. He baptized both my kids. I know he is very busy yet he makes time to stay close to the family.” This means a lot to the younger members of the Broglio family. With twelve nephews and nieces and eight grand nephews and nieces, the younger generations have remained close to their Uncle and are grateful that he finds time and ways to share his ministry with them. What was the family’s reaction to the news of the Archbishop’s appointment to the Military Archdiocese? “Our family was very excited since he will be closer to home now. It will be easier to see him now that he is in the United States.” And what better way to express his personal gratitude and admiration? Nephew Tony Broglio’s first and only son, Timothy, now a year and a half old, was named after Uncle Tim.

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Ohio. At the time as a young seminarian he recalls being struck by Father Broglio’s keen intellect, his acute sense of the needs of the Church and his desire to bring the love of the Lord to the people. “He always wanted to be a parish priest,” says Father Ireland. But the Lord’s plans would take him instead across the world to people of different languages, races, and cultures. When he returns to Ohio, he stays at FATHER DAVE IRELAND AND HIS MOTHER MRS. GEORGIA IRELAND St. Gregory the Great parish. AT THE INSTALLATION DINNER OF Father Ireland chuckles, “he ARCHBISHOP BROGLIO jokes that he is one of the associate pastors of St. Gregory’s, he loves parish work and loves to take his part in serving the people.” Among those gathered in the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington were members of his first parish assignment at St. Margaret Mary who came to witness their former associate now installed as the chief shepherd of the Military Archdiocese. “They call him still even after all these years with updates on their family,” notes Mrs. Broglio Kimmel. Their presence at the Installation Mass spoke eloquently of the lasting impression made by a pastor of so many years ago.

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Global vision shapes present tasks

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amily and friends alike speak of the gifts and strengths that Archbishop Broglio will now bring to the responsibility placed on his shoulders. “He is equally comfortable speaking with people from all walks of life. He is comfortable sitting down with a military general and he is comfortable speaking with a soldier in the mess halls,” notes Father Ireland. While serving in the Ivory Coast and in the Dominican Republic, family members recall how the Archbishop’s ministry took him to the poorest regions of the country to say Mass and celebrate Confirmations. “He would go the extra mile to be with the poorest people and minister to their needs,” Father Dave remembers. Having himself been away from home in various parts of the world he would instantly understand how difficult it is for our military service men and women to be far away from home. “He will proclaim the faith of the Church to them and assure them that God loves them,” he added. With his global experience and vision of the universal Church, family and friends are confident that the new Archbishop will bring the rich experiences of the past, and all the things he has done and learned over the years, to his present job. Father Ireland concludes his reflections with one final thought. “It’s a shame,” he said, “that more people do not see the role of the military as furthering the cause of peace. Archbishop Broglio is a man of peace. He is a peacemaker.”

Preaching the love of Christ

“I

am here to preach Christ. To know Christ is the greatest gift we have received.” With these words from his Installation Mass, Archbishop Broglio reminded all gathered that the one thing they were to remember from his homily was his preaching of the Gospel in the name of Jesus Christ. As the Catholic military community welcomes Archbishop Broglio, it also welcomes his family and close friends to this unique global family of faith. Joining his close and extended family in thanking God for the gifts of faith and love we pray the Lord’s graces on each of them and on our new shepherd and Archbishop Timothy Paul Broglio. 

Jem Sullivan, Ph.D. is a professor at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC.

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ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY BROGLIO AT THE MASS OF INSTALLATION AS FOURTH ARCHBISHOP OF THE ARCHDIOCESE FOR THE MILITARY SERVICES, USA

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. You have given all to me; to you, O Lord, now I return it; all is yours, dispose of me wholly according to your will. Give me only your love and your grace, for this is enough for me. — “Suscipe” of St. Ignatius Loyola

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A Sincere Thank You Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio extends his sincere thanks and appreciation to all the supporters of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, in particular those who sponsored messages of congratulations for this special edition of SALUTE . Without the support of our brother dioceses, Catholic organizations, lay supporters, and donors large and small, the Archdiocese for the Military Services would not be able to provide the pastoral care and spiritual services to over 1.4 million Catholic service members dispersed throughout 220 military installations in 29 countries, veterans in 170 VA Medical Centers, and federal employees serving overseas in 134 countries. Please always remember our brave men and women in uniform and the selfless chaplains who serve them in your prayers.


Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien and the Faithful of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Home diocese of the U.S. Naval Academy, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and Fort George G. Meade,

Oer Congratulations and Prayerful Best Wishes to

Archbishop Timothy Broglio



On the occasion of his installation as Archbishop for the Military Services, U.S.A., and profound gratitude to our women and men serving in the United States Military




On behalf of all Navy Chaplains, I’d like to extend my best wishes and congratulations to Archbishop Timothy Paul Broglio as he becomes the new Archbishop to the Military services. Robert F. Burt Rear Admiral, CHC, U.S. Navy Chief of Navy Chaplains


US Army Chaplains

Welcome Archbishop Timothy Broglio -our partner in Spiritual Leadership for the Army Family. Chaplain (Major General) Douglas L. Carver US Army Chief of Chaplains

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Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio on his installation to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA From Msgr. Martin T. Laughlin, administrator, the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina


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The vibrant church of Green Bay, Wisconsin joins in gratitude, prayer, and support of Archbishop Timothy Broglio in honor of being installed as the fourth Archbishop for the Military Services, USA. May you continue to experience the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blessings and extend them to all in your care. Faithful of the Diocese of Green Bay


The Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino together with the Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Religious and Laity in the Diocese of Madison offer prayerful good wishes

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Archbishop Oscar H. Lipscomb, and all of the family of faith in the

Archdiocese of Mobile including U.S. Service Members from Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL, and the U.S. Army Aviation WarďŹ ghting Center, Fort Rucker, AL, congratulate

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M ay God continue to bless you as you begin your new ministry as the fourth Archbishop for the Military Services.

Most Reverend John J. Myers and the Priests and People of The Archdiocese of Newark

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Congratulations to Archbishop Timothy Paul Broglio From Bishop Allen H. Vigneron And the Clergy and Faithful of The Diocese of Oakland


Cardinal Justin Rigali With the Bishops, Clergy and Faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Extend our Best Wishes to

Archbishop Timothy Broglio As he is Installed the 4th Archbishop for the Military Services

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Bishop David A. Zubik and the Faithful of THE DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH Ask Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blessings on Archbishop Timothy Paul Broglio on the occasion of his being named shepherd of the Archdiocese for the Military Services


Bishop Joseph Malone With the Clergy and Faithful of the Diocese of Portland in Maine Extend our Prayerful Best Wishes and Congratulations to

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio As he is Installed the 4th Archbishop for the Military Services

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Congratulations Archbishop Broglio Prayerful Best Wishes and Abundant Blessings to The Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio Fourth Archbishop for the Military Services From The Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin Bishop of Providence & the Clergy, Religious and Laity of the Diocese of Providence

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And to all of our men and women in uniform, especially those stationed in North Carolina The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge and the Priests, Religious and Laity in The Diocese of Raleigh

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Congratulations to

Archbishop Timothy Paul Broglio From

Bishop William Murphy And the Clergy and Faithful of The Diocese of Rockville Centre


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MESSAGE FROM THE FIELD A Letter from Father John L. Congdon February 14, 2008

South West Asia, Camp Buehring, Kuwait

To my Friends, Most of you know that I arrived safe and sound (although exhausted after a 72 hour trip from Georgia!) in my temporary assignment as the Catholic Priest/Chaplain for the Battalion Support Base North, Kuwait. When we landed we were delayed by fog – in the desert – and I finally arrived on Sunday, January 27. The Chapel staff here quickly got me settled and to bed, and in the next few days in-processed me and got me ready to go. I started daily Mass here on Wednesday, Jan 29, and of course on the weekends, and attendance is rising slowly. There has not been a resident priest in this Camp for over three months, so it takes a while for the word to get out that “we’re back!” I can't say much that is specific about our work here, but suffice it to say that I am finding the Catholics and they are finding me, for Mass and Confession mostly. I travel a little in Kuwait (very safe!) to two other sites for the same thing: Mass and Confession. This desert is more desolate than the Mojave, although much like Fort Irwin actually, except for the fact that there are 100s of tents, no families and no beer! My quarters (a single occupancy end of a trailer with a shared bath) are clean and air conditioned and the bed isn’t bad. As you might guess, we have pretty good communications here, internet, WiFi, and cell phones, a new PX, a new well equipped gym, acceptable Dining Facilities — and the food is starting to taste good, so I guess I’ve been away from home cookin’ too long already! While I am here I will have the privilege of saying Mass at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait City, where there is an International School (no Catholic Schools in Kuwait) and a Roman Catholic Cathedral and Bishop. I’m hoping to make a connection there for St. Mary Regional School in Apple Valley, CA, where I say Mass once or twice a month. I am very grateful for all of your prayers and support (and care packages), and especially for the support and attention you have all given and offered Kathleen. She’s a “saint!” Like I have written before, I am honored (and grateful for the opportunity) to serve as a Catholic Chaplain to this amazing generation of young Americans, who despite politics and posturing, know why they are here and have volunteered to defend America “on this distant shore,” and they are doing so with courage, honor and dignity. May God bless them, and all of you. Praise be to Jesus, frjohn CH (MAJ) John L. Congdon

Father John Congdon wrote this letter to his family and friends, and congregation at Holy Family, Fort Irwin, CA. Father Congdon was ordained for the Diocese of Fresno, CA, under the Pastoral Provision, in Dec 20, 2000, having converted from the Episcopal Church, USA, for which he was ordained a priest in 1982. Kathleen is his wife.

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“Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him,’ Behold, I have told you.” — MATTHEW 28: 5-7

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