Must-See Video: A Catholic View of Memorial Day

From CNS and the leader of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services. Always remember. Never forget. Watch below. [Read more...]

Memorial Day: Worth a thousand words

Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Day 2007. The story behind it, from photographer John Moore via LIFE.com: ‘One Memorial Day weekend, in 2007, I took my family to Arlington,’ photographer John Moore told LIFE.com, talking about this almost unbearable picture. ‘I went to photograph, but also just to visit, having covered so much war over the [Read More...]

On Memorial Day: remembering the "Four Chaplains"

A reader alerted me to this item in the Huffington Post, recalling the so-called “Immortal Chaplains” who went down with the USAT Dorchester in 1943. As Wikipedia notes: The “Immortal Chaplains” were four United States Army chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel during the sinking of the troop ship [Read More...]

Did they sing "God Bless America" at your church this weekend?

With Memorial Day tomorrow, we marked the occasion today with a rousing verse of “America the Beautiful,” segueing into “God Bless America” after the final announcements, and before the final blessing.  The flag was also dragged out from its place in the corner, and planted prominently beside the pulpit.  (Despite that, we heard grumblings about [Read More...]


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