Thursday, October 1, 2009

Interesting Story on Chaplains in the Military

Good article from USA Today on the chaplains in today's military, and the difficulties in serving an increasingly religiously diverse military personnel.  For example, there is a shortage in general of Catholic priests, and not nearly enough to serve all the Catholic soldiers.  Then there are the religious traditions that don't have formal clerical training, such as Wiccans.  The military now has its first Buddhist chaplain, but that's because he was formerly a Nazarene preacher and certified with those credentials.


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