Religion: Parsons in Uniform

When the Nazis rolled into France, the U.S. Army had only 137 chaplains. How many it has now is a military secret, but at least 4,000 ministers are already in uniform. This is nearly twice the peak total of U.S. chaplains in World War I. The 7,500,000-man Army forecast for the end of 1943 will require over 6,000 chaplains. Last week a survey of Army chaplains suggested that the Army's need for chaplains is causing something of a ministerial manpower shortage:

> Methodists and Baptists, the two largest Protestant denominations, have lagged badly in filling their quotas. This is partly because...

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