Today, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), launched a new podcast called Catholic Military Life. The podcast, featuring recorded audio conversations with chaplains and others involved with pastoral care to those who serve, will appear in regular episodes on the AMS website, its Facebook page, and external sites such as SoundCloud and PodOmatic.
Two auxiliary bishops talk about their very different experiences jumping out of airplanes with fellow paratroopers. A retired Air Force chaplain shares how he negotiated with fellow officers to address secular influences threatening the free exercise of faith at the Air Force Academy. An Army National Guard chaplain spellbinds the listener with his account of bringing the sacraments to wounded G.I.’s getting medical treatment at a field hospital in Iraq. A religious writer spins yarns from his book on a Catholic Civil War chaplain who served the Confederates. All are subjects of early editions, each exploring a different perspective on Catholic Military Life.