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Friday, December 4, 2009

Glimpse into the life of an Army chaplain

Today's Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has a profile of a Catholic priest who was inspired to become an Army chaplain in Afghanistan after presiding at a fallen soldier's funeral.

Father Matt Foley is one of 14 Catholic priests serving in Afghanistan and spends much of his time traveling around the country to visit soldiers at forward operating bases and smaller combat outposts.

"You have to remember it may be your fourth or fifth Mass of the day but to them it's their first Mass, and to some out in the field it may be their first Mass in four or five weeks. For some it may be their last Mass," the priest told the newspaper.

Click HERE to read the entire story.

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