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5/9/2014 (2 years ago)

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Spiritual armor is essential to post-battlefield survival.

The need for Bibles in the military is at its highest point in history as Memorial Day approaches. Your Catholic Voice Foundation would like to put Bibles in the hands of those who want them in advance of this special holiday.

Soldiers need more than rifles and Kevlar to survive.

Soldiers need more than rifles and Kevlar to survive.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

5/9/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: Bible, veterans, spiritual armor


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Although the U.S. military is drawing down in Afghanistan, the number of those serving abroad remains high. Most Americans have forgotten about our veterans and the simple fact that our nation remains at war.

There are also a lot of casualties. We still lose people in Afghanistan and we lose them when they come home too. Many struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other health problems as a result of their sacrifice. These complications are serious and can lead to divorce, abuse, alcoholism and drug use, criminal behavior, and even death, sometimes years after their tour of duty has ended.

HELP TODAY!

We do a fantastic job of protecting our soldier's bodies in theater. We give them Kevlar vests that can stop a bullet. We send them on patrol in armored vehicles, and we watch over them with drones and fighter-bombers. Yet, what are we doing to protect their spirits?

The spirit, just like the body, needs armor, especially in times of war and distress.

Ironically, the armor for the spirit, is incredibly cheap, yet it is in the shortest supply. As they say in the military, "whatever you need the most, that's what we have the least of."

You can help.

Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a 503c corporation, is asking the readers of Catholic Online to become heroes by donating spiritual armor to our veterans. Unlike Kevlar vests, which are turned in, property of the military, a Bible can be carried home. This means the spiritual armor of God can continue to protect, comfort, and instruct a veteran long after their years of service have ended.

This is important because we have asked these people, often the youngest adults, to risk their lives for us. In addition to risking their lives, they risk assuming mental stress that is beyond the reasonable capacity of a young man or woman. This stress doesn't just kill the body, it can kill the spirit too. It's as lethal as a bullet.

But the best way to protect the spirit of the young soldier is for them to find hope and inspiration within God's Word.

Will you send these soldiers a Bible? They have plenty of ammo and air support, but they need spiritual armor too. Will you be their hero and send them the armor the need the most and have the least of?

BE A HERO TODAY, ACT NOW!

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Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


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Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for August 2016
Universal:
Sports: That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.
Evangelization: Living the Gospel: That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty, and love of neighbor.



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