Catholic News Headlines for Tuesday 5/21/2024

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During the height of the Iraq War, David Santos saw the worst of humanity. His time in the Army brought him closer to his faith in a way he didn’t understand until he returned home.

At this very moment, a sacred journey is underway. Pilgrims, their hearts filled with devotion, are making their way to the revered Diocese of Brooklyn, their footsteps echoing the spirit of Memorial Day weekend.

New numbers now show fewer priests spiritually serve men and women in the military. The number of active-duty Catholic chaplains has dropped in half in the last 25 years.

During May, Catholics are encouraged to find ways to help the planet as part of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ message. A ministry in Bay Ridge has been guided by that letter, finding new ways to improve the environment.