Posts Tagged ‘Military Chaplain’

After 100 years World War 1 chaplain’s chalice going back to Belgium

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The chalice of First World War chaplain Father James Joseph McMenamin was handed over to New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) chaplains during a Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Petone on Sunday. The NZDF will take to the chalice to Belgium where it will be used in services in Nieppe and Mesen/Messines as part of the Read more

Memorial to NZ military chaplains unveiled

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The Chief of the New Zealand Army, Major General Dave Gawn MBE and Roman Catholic Bishop to the Military, Archbishop John Dew, along with the Catholic community gathered for the blessing and unveiling of a bronze Risen Christ. The bronze of the figure of the Risen Christ is a tribute to the Catholic military chaplains Read more

Catholic priest Emil Kapaun receives posthumous medal

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

They are all in their 80s now — these former POWs during the Korean War. One recalls in rapid-fire bursts how Father Emil Kapaun sneaked out of the barracks at night, risking his life to bring back morsels of food for his fellow prisoners. Another remembers seeing the young American priest use a rock and Read more

Bishop Cleary – courage under fire in France

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

A small bronze crucifix welded from World War I rifle bullet cartridges stands as a testament to the bravery and selflessness shown by an Auckland bishop who tried to rescue the wounded on the fields of France. The crucifix belonged to Bishop Henry Cleary, the Catholic Bishop of Auckland from 1910 to 1929, who took Read more