military chaplains

Military Chaplains Combat High Suicide Rates with Mercy

Chaplains are often the “first responders” for soldiers, airmen, Marines, sailors and Coast guardsmen to come to in their hour of need.

Photo gallery: Chaplain Bears Christ to U.S. Marines

Commander Charles Varsogea, a chaplain in the U.S. Navy, helps nourish the young recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif.

Schreiber to receive Silver St. Martin of Tours Medal

Chaplain Mark Schreiber of Palm Coast, Fla., will receive the highest honor given by the Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces.

Scattering seed on fields of battle — with catechisms, LSB

LCMS members and congregations give catechisms and hymnals to deployed service members.

March 1 is order deadline for ‘Armed Forces Sunday’

Resources are available to help congregations celebrate the special Sunday on May 18.

Chaplains learning to deal with own grief

The need for chaplains — who help others grieve — to grieve themselves is now being addressed across the country.

Operation Barnabas resets for future

The six-year-old Synod program that’s designed to create a “network of care” for military members considers how to adapt for ministry in the years ahead.

Seminary’s Gard promoted to Rear Admiral

Chaplain Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard, Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters and a professor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., is promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral.

Catholic chaplains given marching orders barring service to gay couples

Catholic military chaplains cannot be forced to witness or bless a same-sex marriage, nor are they allowed to take part in any marriage counseling retreats open to gay couples.