Battlefield Chaplains: Catholic Priests in World War II

Battlefield Chaplains: Catholic Priests in World War II❰PDF / Epub❯ ☄ Battlefield Chaplains: Catholic Priests in World War II Author Donald F. Crosby – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk If death must come then far better for it to come when I'm shoulder to shoulder with these men who are fighting to preserve our country They are going to know that in spite of being 'scared as hell' l If death must come then Catholic Priests PDF Î far better for it to come when I'm shoulder to shoulder with these men who are fighting to preserve our country They are going to know that in spite of being 'scared as hell' like the rest of them a Catholic Priest is still going ahead and doing his workFather James P Flynn could have been speaking Battlefield Chaplains: Kindle - for the rest of the chaplain corps for he and his comrades shared fully in the lot of the common soldier in Pacific island jungles Europe's battered cities North African deserts and the oceans in between And like the common soldier chaplains endured the same combat perils exposure to the elements internal conflicts boredom and intense longings for peace and homeFather Donald Crosby Chaplains: Catholic Priests PDF Ì chronicles the little known but crucial wartime role of Catholic chaplains and celebrates their compassion courage good humor and humility Their wartime efforts saved lives provided comfort and hope and renewed lost faith in a dark time In the process he shows they also forged the beginnings of what would become the widespread ecumenical spirit of cooperation among Catholics Protestants and Jews that Chaplains: Catholic Priests in World MOBI :¿ followed the war's endAlthough Crosby praises their heroic efforts very much like those of Protestant and Jewish chaplains he reveals that they were subject to the same human frailties as the men they comforted They were also intensely patriotic and raised few objections to the racist and propagandistic depictions of the enemy to the massed bombings of German and Japanese cities or even to the use of the atomic bomb at war's end On the other hand they zealously opposed many of their charges' sexual activities including the use of prophylacticsDrawing upon many previously untapped church and government archival sources as well as extensive interviews Crosby's study vividly portrays faith under fire and grace at groundlevel reminding us again that there are no atheists in foxholes. I learned of the heroism of the American Catholic Chaplains during World War II This book gave me a real appreciation of just how much of a Mother the Church is to Her children by following them to the very heart of danger to care for their souls Not only did the chaplains bring the Sacraments of the Church to the front lines even jumping as paratroopers but also many of them actively exposed themselves to grave danger in order to help wounded soldiers Truly one of the best WW2 books I've read in uite some time The author took great pains to research and present truly uplifting and truly gut wrenching stories of military chaplains mainly catholic that are largely forgotten todayMay the Lord bless and keep all those who perished in his service in the second world war

Battlefield Chaplains: Catholic Priests in World War II
  • Paperback
  • 328 pages
  • Battlefield Chaplains: Catholic Priests in World War II
  • Donald F. Crosby
  • English
  • 11 January 2015
  • 9780700608140