Accession Number:

ADA009823

Title:

The Roman Catholic Military Vicar for the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

The study defines the ecclesiastical jurisdiction exercised over the subjects and investigates the role of the Military Vicar as endorsing agent for Catholic chaplains to determine the extent of his span of control as determined by civil law and government regulations. A brief sketch of the historical development of certain aspects of the military chaplaincy is included. The conclusion is that the Military Vicar exercises a very special but full ecclesiastical jurisdiction over his subjects, and that he has no jurisdiction in civil law over chaplains as commissioned officers.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE