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Military Ordinariate Records
SC.007  
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Description
Includes correspondence, photographs, reports, maps, and ephemera on the activities of Sub-Vicariate VII of the Military Ordinariate, an ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Catholic Church that is responsible for the pastoral care of Catholics serving in the armed forces. The records and materials in this collection originate from the office of the Military Ordinariate Sub-Vicariate VII, and with bulk dates covering the period of World-War II era and the years immediately following.
Background
The Military Ordinariate of the United States of America was originally established in 1917 in New York as a Military Vicariate, an ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Catholic Church that is responsible for the pastoral care of Catholics serving in the armed forces and the recruitment and assignment of military chaplains. The role of the Military Vicariate included designating chaplains to military units all over the world, and overseeing the needs of chaplains, Catholic troop members, as well as military chapels and camps.
Extent
2.38 Cubic Feet
Availability
Some restrictions have been applied to records containining personal identifiable information and in accordance with Canon Law. Please inquire with the Archivist for additional information.