Religion: Catholics Wanted and Warned

The shortage of U.S. Army chaplains was described last week by Chief of Chaplains William R. Arnold as "about two months behind our procurement needs." He said the Army's needs are 3,028 Protestant, 959 Roman Catholic and 69 Jewish chaplains by year's end.

The shortage of Catholic chaplains was described in the St. Louis Register recently by Chaplain Robert J. Sherry of Fort McClellan, Ala. Wrote he: "We are more than 200 priests shy . . . and the number must be doubled before the end of the year if the goal of one chaplain for every 1,200 men is to be...

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